Hildegard Brown

March 2, 1939 ~ March 2, 2018 (age 79)

Hildegard Brown, age 79, of West Milton, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was born March 2, 1939 to the late Karl & Hedwig (Opara) Klitza in Wolfsburg, Germany. She is preceded in death by her husband Ival L. Brown; son Shane R. Brown; grandchildren Jocelyn and Maggie. She will be missed and remembered by her loving children Dana G. Brown of Englewood, Melody L. Rogers of Englewood, Shawn L. Brown (Susan Davis-Brown) of West Milton, Mandy M. (Kevin) Hartlage of West Milton; grandchildren Zachary, Kyra, Anna, Adam, Matthew, William, Alexis, Shane, Nikolas, and Justin. She had many siblings in Germany. Hildegard left Germany and landed in New York on March 2, 1957 on her 18th Birthday. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion and loved bowling, fishing, and playing cards. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, March 8 at Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St, West Milton. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, West Milton. The family will receive friends from 5-8 PM on Wednesday, March 7 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 31 W. Whipp Rd, Dayton, OH 45459. Online memories of Hildegard may be left for the family at

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