Eileen ‘Dorothy’ Brown

ESCANABA — Eileen “Dorothy” Brown, 90, of Escanaba, passed away Dec. 23, 2017, at the Christian Park Healthcare Center where she resided for the past nine years due to Alzheimer’s/ Dementia.

Dorothy was born to Margaret (Derusha) and Lambert Allard on Sept. 22, 1927, in Escanaba. She married Lloyd J. Brown on June 21, 1946, in Escanaba and he preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 2006.

Dorothy and her husband Lloyd owned and operated Browns’ Tropiquarium out of their basement for over 30 years. She loved when the children from Webster School would walk over for field trips to see all the tropical fish.

Dorothy was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church. She also loved doing word search puzzles, going out for coffee with her best friend and spending time at the family cottage on the Ford River.

Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Bonnie (William) Sheedlo of Racine, Wis., Judy (Alan) Howard of Escanaba, Mich, and Barbara (David) McIntyre of Escanaba, Mich.; grandchildren, Michelle (Chris) Keenan, Todd Sheedlo, James (Heather) Miller Jr., Timothy McIntyre and Ryan (Becky) Sheedlo; and eight great-grandchildren, Megan Sheedlo, Zadessa Miller, Haley Sheedlo, Jacob Sheedlo, Emily Sheedlo, Madison Sheedlo, Delaney McIntyre and Brady McIntyre.

In addition to her parents and loving husband, Dorothy is preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

Private services will be held. Burial will take place in the spring at Holy Cross Cemetery in Escanaba. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Brown family. Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com where you can leave a message of condolence to the family.