John A. Brown

July 18, 1960 - December 25, 2021

John BrownJohn A. Brown, 61, of Aurora formerly of St. Charles passed away peacefully in his sleep follow at courageous battle with cancer Saturday, December 25, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born July 18, 1960, in St. Charles the son of Wallace and Phyllis (Merrifield) Brown. John was a fan of all sports he especially followed the Chicago professional teams. He had a huge allegiance to the Chicago Blackhawks and enjoyed following youth televised baseball. In his spare time, he enjoyed listening to music, but most important to John was his family, his friends, and his adored granddaughters.  He is survived by his daughter Marissa (Nicholas) Stevens; three granddaughters, Mariah, Jennifer, and Zoey Stevens; two sisters, Cindy Doll, and Betsy (Richard) Slehofer; his nieces and nephews; Sarah Cox, Shaun Cox, Ashley (Ty) Blegan, Alyssa Bell, Eric (Nicole) Slehofer, and Jeff Slehofer; his former wife Sherry Fredericksen; a special friend Rosi (Bruce) Svendsen; and many cousins and beloved friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister who died at infancy Diane, a brother-in-law Bill Doll and a special friend Christine Kaiser. Visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Moss-Norris Funeral Home, 100 South Third Street St. Charles, IL. A private funeral service will be held, and John will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery in St. Charles. In John’s memory memorial contributions may be directed to Muscular Dystrophy Association,  or American Cancer Society or For additional information contact Moss Family Funeral Homes 630-584-2000 or

Guest Book

  • Marissa Brown Oh daddy! I miss you so much! My heart hurts, I wish you were here!! You were my rock and my strength and how I miss your guidance!! I LOVE YOU DADDY
  • Philip Newman The Lord has blessed with many things in my lifetime. One of those blessings was the friendship of John Brown back when we were in seventh grade at Haines Junior High school. In the time, I never ever saw John angry. He had an amazing ability to say something that would ground you when your tensions were high and would have you laughing shortly after that. I offer my heart felt condolences to all the John Brown family and friends. I will miss you dearly my old friend. You prayed for my recovery during my quintuple bypass surgery and were a comfort for my wife during that process. I wish everyone had a friend like you John!!!
  • Patty Johnson Please accept my sincerest sympathy for the loss of your dear father, brother, Uncle and friend, John. He really did have a way of making everyone laugh and not take things to seriously. I am glad he reached out to share some of his journey with me. May God's love and grace be with your family during this sad time. Patty Johnson Genoa City, WI (from St. Charles)
  • Rosi I miss your laughter, jokes and teasing. Face it John, there isn't a thing I don't miss about you. Thank you for the gift of fabulous memories ❤. Love Rosi
  • NANCY Our Deepest condolences Dr. Patel and staff Rush Copley
  • Jane Neubeck John was a nice man and he made me laugh I will miss him
  • Andrew Awis Rest In Peace my dear friend. You all are in my prayers.
  • Cindy (Brown) Doll My dear baby brother. I feel as if I have been hit broadside. It isn't supposed to happen this way. I'm the oldest. I should go first. Not the other way around. My heart hurts. Literally hurts. You were my best friend. You were the one who could make me laugh, even if I didn't want to. But most of just told it like it was. And that's what I shall miss the most. I will miss our phone conversations.....who could get that last insult in. And, as par, you usually won. I will miss your wit. The way the one-liners would just roll off your tongue. It was like you knew what was going to be said, and just waited for the right opportunity to say it. I love you with all my heart. Say hi to Mom and Dad, the Gramma's and of course, Bill. I know you are in no more pain. But I am selfish. I want you back. I want you a phone call away. Until we meet again, you will forever and ever be my baby brother. I love you. Love, Your Big Sister
  • Niholas A. Stevens I love you dad