Don Michael Brown, 63, died Sunday, June 17, 2018, at his home near Hays.

He was born Oct. 17, 1954, in Russell to Thomas Eugene “Gene” and Mary Lou (Sarver) Brown. He was a 1972 graduate of Plainville High School.

He married Sharyl Gerber on Dec. 9, 1979, in Plainville. He ran the The Auto Wash in Stockton. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Jeremiah, Plainville; a daughter, Gina Errebo, Topeka; his mother, Plainville; two sisters, Kathy Wise, Plainville, and Debra Brown, Topeka; and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church, Plainville; burial in Plainville City Cemetery with military honors.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice Service Inc., or Cancer Council of Ellis County in care of Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney.

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