Austin Brown

  • Born: July 2, 2001
  • Died: July 21, 2019
  • Location: Allegan, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family

Austin Brown, age 18, joined his Lord and Savior in Heaven July 21, 2019.

Austin loved helping people -- be it serving on missions with his church, helping with the Hamilton Swim & Dive Team, or lending a hand to anyone in need.

Austin was a hard worker -- he was never afraid to put his back & muscle into anything to help out.

Austin had no fear -- whether it was diving from a cliff in Lake Superior, or jumping 30' into the Kalamazoo River, he never backed down.

Austin loved to read -- anywhere and anytime.

Austin was a 3-year All State Diver with Hamilton High School, and was set and ready to join the WSU Swim & Dive team as a Warrior.

Austin will always be remembered as our loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, uncle, and friend.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Janet Gross.

He is survived by his mother, Kelly (Randy) Drew; father, Troy (Dianna) Brown; brother, Shawn (Lossie) DeJonge; niece, Paisley Grace DeJonge; brother, Jesse Brown; step-brother, Quinn Drew; grandparents, William and Dorothy Brown; aunt, Teressa (Rick) Curtiss; uncle, Bobby Gross; aunt, Milly (Eric) Rash; cousins, Haylie, Hanna, Holly Curtiss, and Corey Gross.

Visitation is Noon-2:00 pm and 5:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Langeland Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St. Holland, MI 49423.

Funeral Services are at 11:00 am on Friday, July 26 at East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church, A-3815 56th St. Holland, MI 49423 with Pastor Keith Mannes officiating.

During this time the family is asking for any donations possible to help with funeral expenses. All money raised will go to Austin and his memory. "Austin Brown Fund". Thank you, and God Bless.

Burial to take place in Riverside Cemetery.

Condolence & Memory Journal


Knew Austin from BAM. He was a great young man!Rest in Peace, Austin!

Posted by Tiny Toppen - Holland, MI   August 06, 2019

I'm am so sorry to hear about Austin death I knew Austin from diving I dove on the Grand Rapids Christian swim and dive team and Austin was one of the friendliest people you will meet and he wants his teammates and opponents to do there best. Praying for your family

Posted by Drew DeBoer - Grand Rapids - Friend   July 25, 2019


We will forever love and miss you, Austin. Rest In Peace in our Heavenly Fathers Paradise. Your smile is unforgettable

Posted by Carol & Jim Seppi - The Villages, FL - Family   July 23, 2019

My most sincere condolences to Austin's family and friends. I was very much looking forward to working with Austin here at WSU to realize his hopes and dreams, academically. In the few interactions I had with him, he was always a pleasure. All love and solace to all of you."

Posted by Kim Clexton - Detroit, MI - Acquaintance   July 23, 2019

"My thoughts and prayers are with your family as you grieve the loss of your precious son, grandson, and brother. May God, our Great Comforter hold you close."

Posted by Nancy VanIngen - Zeeland, MI   July 23, 2019

On behalf of the entire Wayne State University community, our thoughts are with the Brown family.

Posted by Casey Rue - Detroit, MI - Teacher   July 23, 2019

Our hearts break for your families loss. May Gods peace surround you in this difficult time. Love Steve and Sue Dejonge and family.

Posted by Steve and Sue Dejonge - caledonia, MI - Family   July 22, 2019

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