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Delores Marie Brown

December 30, 1942 — January 19, 2024

Delores Marie Brown, 81, of Portage, Indiana, passed away on January 19, 2024 at Rittenhouse Senior Living of Portage.

Delores was born in Washington, DC on December 30, 1942 to Merrill and Angela (Walzel) Thorne.

On February 26, 1989 in Las Vegas, Nevada, she married David L. Brown who survives.  Also surviving are her daughter, Lori (Dan) Plank of La Porte; 5 grandchildren, Sarah (Ryan) Darrell of Portage, Brian (Jen) Rupp of Goshen, Danielle Plank of Portage, Andrew Plank of Seattle, Washington, and Ethan Plank of La Porte; 4 great-grandchildren, Jackson and Jacob Darrell of Portage, Madison and Logan Rupp of Goshen; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, James Thorne and Vivian Mellott.

Delores worked as a communications technician for GTE telephone company.  She enjoyed cooking, traveling, but more than anything she loved her grandchildren!

Public visitation will be held from 4 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2900 Monroe St., La Porte.

Cremation will take place following the family's private service.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana, Inc., 111 Sunnybrook St., South Bend, IN  46637.

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