May 28, 1941 ~ June 2, 2022

Born in: Greenville, Illinois
Resided in: Mulberry Grove, Illinois

Forest R. Brown, 81, of Mulberry Grove, passed away at 4:49 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at his home.

Forest was born May 28, 1941, in rural Greenville, the son of Forest D. and Margaret K. (Poehling) Brown.  He graduated from Mulberry Grove High School, and married Jeanette B. Waters on September 11, 1961 at the Woburn Baptist Church.  They have enjoyed over 60 years of marriage.

Forest worked at Western in Alton before retiring from the Illinois Department of Corrections as an officer after 20 years of service.  In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting raccoons.  Later in life, Forest loved tending to his horses and sheep.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Norman and Ronnie Brown.

Forest is survived by his wife, Jeanette Brown of Mulberry Grove; sons, Dale (wife, Cindy) Brown and Kenneth (wife, Annette) Brown, both of Mulberry Grove; grandchildren, Tyler (wife, Kari) Brown of Mulberry Grove, Rachel (husband, Joe) Marti of Greenville, Tiffany (husband, Tyler) Burns of Milwaukee, WI, and Nicholas (wife, Michelle) Brown of Mulberry Grove; 7 great grandchildren; sister, Nancy (husband, Bob) Reed of Mulberry Grove; brother, Donnie Brown of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral ceremony at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2022, at the First Baptist Church, 111 2nd Street, Mulberry Grove, IL 62262.

Interment will follow the ceremony at Mulberry Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284.

The family has entrusted Assalley-Young Funeral Home in Greenville with ceremonies.

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Visitation: June 6, 2022 10:00 am - June 6, 2022 12:00 pm

First Baptist Church of Mulberry Grove
111 2nd Street
Mulberry Grove, IL 62262

Funeral Ceremony: June 6, 2022 12:00 pm

First Baptist Church of Mulberry Grove
111 2nd Street
Mulberry Grove, IL 62262

Interment: June 6, 2022 1:00 pm

Mulberry Grove Cemetery

Mulberry Grove, IL 62262

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Forest R. Brown's name.

American Heart Association

PO Box 840692
Dallas, TX

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN

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  1. My condolences go out to his family. Forest was such a kind individual. Prayers during this difficult time. God bless.

  2. So sorry to hear of Forest passing. My heart goes out to my cousin, Jeanette, and their sons Dale and Kenny and their families. I’m sorry I will not be able to attend services but my thoughts will be with all the families.

  3. Light a CandleSorry to hear of Forrest loosing his battle and passing. As a friend and classmate, we raccoon hunted and bird hunted on many occasions. Although we lost touch over the past many years, he still remained the same friendly person of the past. Good memories, forever.

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