God reclaimed a precious gift that he loaned us after 96 years. On Good Friday, March 29, 2013, Wanda M. Brown went back to God, where she has always been destined to be. This after touching so many hearts. She died peacefully with family by her side at her residence in Port Clinton.
She was born Sept. 22, 1916, in Salem Township, Ohio, daughter of the late Joseph and Hattie (Floro) Minier.
On Feb. 8 1937, she married Jack C. Brown, who preceded her in death.
Grandma Wanda always had various jobs throughout Ohio. She met Jack, married and had two beautiful children. When the kids were older, Grandma went back to work, mostly in the food service business. Nobody knows when or how she perfected her Chocolate-Chip Cookies, but she was loved and well known for baking and sharing. Gramma worked last at Floro's Restaurant in Tousaint.
She then began her devotion to her Grandson Matt and his then wife, Mary. There are three very thankful great-grandchildren, Nathan, Ryan and Kiya, who will miss their Grandma who lived with them for the past 24 years. Cooking, cleaning and helping to raise the children was Gramma's passion and mission, always having them first in her life. Grandma was always known for being very unselfish.
Grandma also volunteered for the Red Cross blood drives for more than 25 years. She was given the Distinguished Volunteer Award for her service in 1999. She loved her number puzzles, crocheting and making doileys. Family dogs ended up with Grandma also. Kiya published a story about Gram's knack of talking with the animals "Grandma Doolittle".
Gram's faith started with the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints. Her faith was in her heart, but in her final years she loved attending The Chapel in Sandusky with her granddaughter, Mary.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Clark Brown; grandson, Allan Carter; brothers, Russell and John Minier; and sisters, Nana Adams and Margaret Rahrs.
Gramma is survived by her daughter, Barbara Carter, of New Smyrna, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Sue Brown, of Port Clinton; grandchildren, Matt, Mike, Renee, James and LeeAnn; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, 1124 Fulton St., Port Clinton, where additional visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, until funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Dave Brown will officiate. Burial will follow in Rushau Cemetery, Carroll Township.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Condolences may be expressed at neideckerleveckcrosser.com.