James L. Brown

February 7, 2021

James L. Brown, 94, of Frankfort, died February 7, 2021 at Wesley Manor.  Jim was born February 6, 1927 in Clinton County to the late Zinn & Mary (Laughner) Brown Biesecker.  In April of 1949 he married Bonnie Catron.

Jim was a graduate of Frankfort High School and attended Tampa Watchmaker School.  He was a watchmaker and co-owner of J & D Jewelry Store, in Frankfort, Ind. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, during WWII and served from 1945-1947. Jim served on the Frankfort City Council from 1964-1968 then he was elected Mayor of the City of Frankfort, serving until 1972.  He was a member of the Moose, VFW, American Legion and the former Frankfort Country Club.

Jim was an avid golfer and greatly enjoyed playing in the Moose Golf League for several years with his grandson Ryan. Other interests include dancing, karaoke, ping pong and playing cards. He also enjoyed spending winters in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Visitation and Services

A Celebration of Life will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday September 26, 2021 at Frankfort Commons Golf Club, "Fox's Den". Memorial donations in honor of Jim may be made to the Moose Lodge #7, 2880 E. Wabash St., Frankfort, IN 46041 or The Frankfort VFW, 309 N. Main St., Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Surviving Jim are his loving companion, Rose Austin of Frankfort, daughter: Jami Bell of Frankfort, 2 Grandchildren: Ryan (wife Jennifer) Bell of Brownsburg and Alyssa Bell of Philadelphia, PA., two great grandchildren, Kyler & Quinn Bell at home with parents, Ryan and Jennifer.


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