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Brown, D. Jonathan

d. November 17, 2012

D. Jonathan Brown, age 58, of Athens, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at his residence.

He is survived by his wife, Ronda; children, Benjamin (wife Jill) Brown and Lindsay of California, Braden and Kalyn Brown of Athens; grandchildren, Ashlyn and Lydia Brown of California; father, Donald D. Brown of Chicago, IL; sister, Donnette (husband Chuck) Gatschenberger of Lake St. Louis, MO; and nieces, Amy, Darla, and Megan Gatschenberger of Lake St. Louis, MO.

Jonathan is preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Jeanette Brown.

He was born February 3, 1954 in South Bend, Indiana, the son of Donald and Evelyn (Beghtel) Brown.

Jonathan married Ronda Charles on March 19, 1993 in Petersburg, Illinois.

He worked for IBEW, AT&T, and SBC and retired from SBC in May of 2012.

Jonathan graduated from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois with a Bachelor’s Degree.

He enjoyed fishing in his spare time.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, from 11:00 AM until time of funeral services at 1:00 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens, IL.

Rev. Robert Gebhardt officiating.

Burial will be held at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens, IL immediately following the funeral services.

Memorials can be made to Children’s Miracle Network, 800 E. Carpenter Street, Springfield, IL 62702.


  1. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family, Donnette and Chuck.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Ronda.

    We know you have a lot of family and friends that you can rely upon and that will sustain you through this time–if there is anything we can do to help from afar please ask.

    Stan and Tamma

  3. I was so saddened to learn of the passing of John. I was a telecommunication coordinator for the State of Illinois for many years. John was assigned to our building and I worked with him on many difficult and demanding projects. I had the upmost respect for John. He took his job seriously but always with a smile. Over the time that we worked together we both exchanged family stories and events. Even though I did not know John on a personal level I know that he was passionate for the love of his family. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Sincerely.

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