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From the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Services –

Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Services is asking the public to attend the burial of a Vietnam veteran who has no family.

The veteran, Wayne Wilson, will be buried at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 in Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles. Full Military Honors will be provided by the U.S. Army and the American Legion Post 51. 

Funeral home staff member

“Wayne Wilson was a heroic soldier for our country, becoming wounded in the Vietnam War. Wayne was proud of his country and proud of his city. Every year, Wayne was the first person at Silverbrook Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day Parade.”

If transportation is needed, the funeral home asks that individuals call (269) 683-1155.

(7-11-19) The above was submitted by the Niles (Michigan) Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Services. The hope from the statement is to honor a Vietnam War veteran who has no family to attend his burial next week.

Many will admire the extra mile that Brown’s is taking to honor one who loved and served his country.

His obituary was simple…but what he did for his country was appreciated by many Americans.


Wayne Wilson, 67, of Niles, passed away at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. In keeping with his wishes, cremation will take place. A graveside service will be held at Silverbrook Cemetery on July 17, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.