1982 Dion 2020

Dion Brown

April 13, 1982 — January 22, 2020

Dion Steven Brown, 37, of Gwinn, Michigan, passed away on January 22, 2020 in Gwinn, Michigan.

His funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Bloomington with Rev. Brian Peacher, Sr. officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be left to the family.

Dion was born to Lisa Brown Johnson and Renee Canady on April 13, 1982 in Chicago.

Surviving are his parents; his children, Destiny Brown of Bloomington, Dion Brown, Jr. of Wisconsin, Desiray Brown of Texas, Devin of Wisconsin, Keion Brown of Michigan; brothers, Kwamae Brown and Donald Brown both of Bloomington; nephew, Montana Eli Brown; fiancé, Kathleen Santiago of Michigan; and best friends, Tobias Starnes of Florida and Ardell Adams of Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Deandre Canady.

Dion attended Bloomington High School where he set a school record with his athletic talents. He played football for Harper Junior College, Northern Michigan University, and later for the Bloomington Extreme indoor football team.

He became the head varsity football coach for the Gwinn Modeltowners in Michigan in 2014. In 2016, he helped lead the Modeltowners to their first playoff appearance in 17 years. This earned him the UP Sportswriter and Sportscaster Association award as the Large School Coach of the Year.

Dion was a kind man with a big smile and an even bigger heart. He took pride in being a role model to young athletes. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.


FEB 5. 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CST)

Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
801 W. Market St.
Bloomington, IL 61704

Funeral Service

FEB 5. 11:30 AM (CST)

Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
801 W. Market St.
Bloomington, IL 61704

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dion Steven Brown, please visit our floral store.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Dion Brown, please visit our flower store.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers