Calvin “Tink” Brown
1926 ~ 2008
Calvin ”Tink” Brown, age 81, of Hastings, formally of Allegan, passed away Sunday March 23, 2008, following a heart attack, at Pennock Hospital. He was born July 28, 1926 in Fennville Michigan to Ernest and Melissa (Bushee) Brown. He married Betty Joe Tremaine on June 21, 1947. Tink served his country in the Army in WWII as a Head Scout and Rifleman. In his younger days he owned a gas station in Allegan, Michigan. He graduated from auction school in 1956, starting his own Auction business in 1957. Tink farmed all his life and was an avid draft horseman and show judge and was co-owner of the Lake Odessa Livestock Auction for 40 years. The family would like to give special thanks to the home health care girls for their love and patience. Tink was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles, Elmer, Norman, Lawrence, Wallace; sister, Nina Bale. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Joe; daughter, Susan (Leon) Casey of Hastings; grandchildren, Cal (Brandy), Tye (Ronda); great grandchild, Trey Riley; several nieces and nephews; and many close family friends. Tink’s family will receive friends from 10-11 am on Thursday March 27, 2008 at Lauer Family Funeral Home – Wren Chapel Hastings, Michigan. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Rev. Gayle Pike officiating. Interment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Allegan. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Barry County Hospice or Allegan County Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to:
Mrs. Betty Joe Brown and family
5834 Bird Road
Hastings, MI 49058
There was nothing in the world that “Tink” loved more than an auction…