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John William Brown, age 74, of Kentwood, passed away Friday, November 5, 2021 at University of Michigan Health in Wyoming.  Born on September 9, 1947, in Grand Rapids, John worked most of his life as a motorcycle mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Kathryn Hoynes-Brown; and his wife of 34 years, Gale Lynn (Bregg) Brown on September 15, 2021.

Surviving are his daughter, Jennifer (Jesse) Meachum of Howard City;  grandchildren, Jesse and Rachel;  two brothers, Mark (Karen) Brown  and Danny Brown;  siblings-in-law, Billy (Katrina) Bregg,   Betsy (Chris) Genther, Sloane (Henry) Steffes, and Theresa Bregg;  and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family is from 12-1 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 3627 Linden Avenue S.E. at 36th Street (one block west of Eastern Avenue), where memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2021.  The Rev. Dennis Gilbert will officiate and burial will take place privately at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign John’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.MichiganCremation.com  Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, (616) 452-3006.

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