Deana Forbes

Obituary of Deana Alice Forbes

Deana Alice Forbes, 84, of Niles, MI, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 4, 2022 of natural causes at Hanson Hospice Center. She was born on September 16, 1937, in Benton Harbor, MI to the late Forrest and Edith (Loshbough) Andrasi Park. Deana was a 1955 graduate of Benton Harbor High School. In 1956 she married Blaine Brown and they went on to have five children: Baby Brown, Cynthia Lee, David Park, Sue Ellen, and Kevin Blaine. She was a dedicated homemaker and loving mother–and enjoyed raising her family on the farm in Berrien Springs, MI. Once the children grew older, she worked for over 20 years in the billing department at Southwestern Medical Center. Deana enjoyed spending time with her children, traveling, cooking, listening to Kenny G, volunteering at the Berrien County Youth Fair, teaching 4H, and hunting for good bargains in the clearance racks at Kohls and Goodwill. She lifelong member of the Kickers Club in St. Joseph, MI. Throughout her life, Deana was active in various church congregations and was a long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Berrien Springs, MI—and most recently a member at Clay United Methodist Church in South Bend, IN. Deana was preceded in death by her first husband, Blaine G. Brown, and her second husband, Albert D. Forbes; two of her children, Baby Brown and David P. Brown; a brother, Jack Park, and her parents, Forrest and Edith Park. Deana is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Lee Brown of St. Joseph, MI; Sue Ellen (Craig) Potter of Indianapolis, IN; son, Kevin Blaine Brown of Niles, MI; Grandson Brandon (Christian) Brown of Burlington, VT; Goddaughter DonnaLee Forraht, and siblings John (Donna)Andrasi of Benton Harbor, MI, and Lisa Andrasi of Portland, OR. Special thanks to the wonderful care staff at Hanson Hospice Center. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hanson Hospice Center at https://www.spectrumhealthlakeland.org/caring-circle/give-now/donate A memorial service for Deana will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services. A public visitation will start at 12:00 noon, with services to follow at 1:00 p.m.
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Thursday
10
March

Forbes Public Visitation

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services
521 E. Main St.
Niles, Michigan, United States
(269) 683-1155
Thursday
10
March

Forbes Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services
521 E. Main Street
Niles, Michigan, United States
269-683-1155
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