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Viola I. Brown

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Viola I. Brown, 88, Woodstock, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois Inpatient Unit at Centegra Specialty Hospital – Woodstock.

She was born Jan. 29, 1924, in Woodstock to Charles and Marie (Erckfitz) Koltz.  On Nov. 23, 1946, she married Raymond Brown in Harvard. 

She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Woodstock and was employed at Oak Industries in Crystal Lake for 22 years. She was active in VFW Post 5040 Women’s Auxiliary, The Silver Manes and Women of the Moose Lodge in Woodstock. 

She enjoyed going to casinos and was an avid bingo player. She was loved and will be missed. 

Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie (Paul) Kagel; three grandchildren Daniel (Jodi) Kagel, Tammi (Ed) Johnson and Amy (Mike) Gallardo; eight great-grandchildren, Johnathon (Bobbi Jo) Kagel, Gabe, Zakary and Ayden Johnson, and Christian, Nicholas, Jacob and Trinity Gallardo. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Myrtle Hart; and a brother, Charles Koltz. 

Visitation and the funeral were Jan. 7 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. The Rev. Amanda Bergstrom officiated. Burial was at McHenry County Memorial Park. 

Memorials can be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois Attn: Foundation 405 Lake Zurich Road Barrington, Il 60010. 

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