Michael R. Brown

Michael R. Brown, age 56, of Brookfield. Beloved father of Andrew Brown, dear son of Robert and Joyce Brown, brother of Lori (Scott) Barnes and Tom (Valerie Beach) Brown, uncle of Dan and Cody Barnes. Visitation Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Interment Private. Mike’s love of animals led him to a longtime career as a Brookfield Zoo Keeper. A graduate of Marquette University and UIC, Mike was an avid reader. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Humane Society of the United States, 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037 or the Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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  1. MARY ANNE GLAUNER & FAMILY condolence:

    Words cannot express my shock and sorrow at the loss of such a fantastic man as Michael. He was always full of joy and laughter. to Andy, words cannot express your loss of a Father and best friend. To Bob & Joyce, Laurie & Tom, no one can express the loss you are suffering with Mikes’ passing. He will be a memory you will always be able to keep with you in your hearts. All my love and prayers, The Glauner Family


  2. Rosa G condolence:

    May the One who gives you power also give you strength at this difficult time. Philippians 4:13. My condolences to your family.


  3. Dana Birch (Laz) condolence:

    Mike was my first real world boss after college. He was such a sweet man. I am shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends.


  4. Kate Sladek condolence:

    Dear Brown Family, We are so saddened here at the zoo to hear of Mike’s passing. He was ALWAYS a pleasure to work with and so, so kind. My thoughts and condolences, Kate


  5. Amy Pierre-Johnson And family condolence:

    Andy, Aunt Joyce, Uncle Bob,Lori, Tom and all those who loved Mike.

    We were saddened to hear of Mike’s passing and wanted to offer our love and support. I am sorry we were not able to make it but wanted you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    All our love,
    Amy, Eric, Noah and Caleb


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