Frank C. Brown, 78, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at Newton Medical Center surrounded by family and friends.

A celebration of life will be 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at Christ Lutheran Church, 5356 N. Hillside St, Wichita. Graveside services will follow at Highland Cemetery at 3 p.m. with military honors.

Frank was born and raised in Donnelly, Minnesota. He settled in Ottawa, Kansas, after meeting the love of his life Wilma Jean (Oakes) Brown while he was stationed at Fort Riley serving in the U.S. Army. Frank was passionate about sports, family and his faith. He spent nearly all his life serving the church in different capacities including as a Gideon.

Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Jean Brown, his parents, Frank Brown, Sr. and Elma (Perkins) Brown, and two brothers, Lee and Kelley Brown. Frank’s survivors include his brother Richard Brown (Renee) of Kearney, Missouri; two children, Audry Brungardt (Jo) of Newton, Kansas, and Roy Brown of Olathe, Kansas; two grandchildren, Jared Brungardt (Antonette) of Wichita, Kansas and Aaron Brungardt (Mikala) of Redding, California; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be designated in his memory to Baker Funeral Home, Valley Center, Kansas or to a local hospice organizations. Condolences may be left for the family at www.bakerfhvc.com