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Official Obituary of

Fern Marie Brown

November 18, 1929 ~ February 18, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Fern Brown Obituary

Fern Marie Brown (nee) Ries went to be with our savior on February 18, 2024, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

She was born to Delbert E. Ries and Florence (Slater) in Metamora, Ohio on November 18, 1929. Raised on the farm by her father and stepmother, Ruth, she graduated from Metamora High School in 1947, where she lettered in basketball. At age seventeen, she left the farm to enroll in the Flower Hospital School of Nursing, graduating as an RN in 1950. She worked at Flower Hospital for her entire nursing career, retiring in 1994. Fern was married to Charles William Brown in September 1952 and were together until his death in 1987.

She is survived by her three children: Steven (Sandy), Michael (Karen), and Robert (Judy), three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Fern was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Toledo, where she enjoyed Christian Women Bible study and the fellowship of friends. She also enjoyed visits from Pastor Scott after she became a shut in. Fern was an avid Ohio State football fan and rarely missed watching a game. She was a friend to everyone she met and will be sadly missed.

A service will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3934 W. Laskey Road, Toledo 43623, at 10:30 AM, with visitation starting at 9:30 AM. Interment will be at Toledo Memorial Park. The family requests that tributes or donations be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Online condolences to

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February 24, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
3934 West Laskey Road
Toledo, Ohio 43623

Funeral Service
February 24, 2024

10:30 AM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
3934 West Laskey Road
Toledo, Ohio 43623


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