Miriam Rae Brown-Landes

Miriam Rae Brown-Landes, 80, Woodhull, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at Seminary Manor in Galesburg.

Miriam Rae Dahlstrom was born on April 3, 1937 in rural Woodhull, the daughter of C. Stewart and Ida M. (Larson) Dahlstrom. She graduated from AlWood High School in 1954. She married George Carroll Brown on March 29, 1956 in Woodhull. George passed away on Dec. 5, 1998. Miriam later married Freddie W. Landes on Feb. 8, 2002 at the Knox County Court House. Freddie passed away on Oct. 16, 2004.  

Miriam’s survivors include her sons, James (Carol) Brown of Galesburg and Charles (Denise) Brown of Cambridge; her grandchildren, Emily (Luke) Raymond, Josh Moore, Sara (Chad) Humphrey, Michael (Jessica) Beam, Brandon (Amanda) Beam; and 10 great grandchildren.  Miriam is also survived by a sister, Gwen Strand; and a sister-in-law, Janet Dahlstrom; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Along with her husbands and parents, Miriam was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Dahlstrom, earlier this year.

Miriam was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Woodhull. She enjoyed watching and feeding birds and fishing. She also enjoyed visiting with friends over coffee and meals and spending time with her family. Miriam attended business school and was employed at Service Rubber Inc. of Rock Island, the United States Postal Service in Milan, the Galesburg Volkswagen dealership, and finally the Woodhull Cooperative Grain Elevator, from which she retired after many years of service.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Woodhull.  Private family burial was in Woodhull Cemetery.  Arrangements were entrusted to Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg.  Memorials may be directed to Clover Township Ambulance and Fire Dept.  

Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.watsonthomas.com.