William H. Brown

William “Bill” Howard Brown, age 84, of Englewood, Florida, passed away on June 27, 2022. He was born on April 16, 1938 in Elmhurst, Illinois where he was the owner of Prestige Nursery & Landscaping in W. Chicago, Illinois and Bartlett Nursery & Landscaping in Bartlett, IL. In 2000 Bill moved from West Chicago, IL to Englewood, FL where he owned the Venice Warehouse Complex in Venice, FL. He
was a member of the Venice Corvette Club and earned multiple awards for “Best in Show”. Bill also earned multiple Landscape & Design awards in Illinois and was a member of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association. Bill was an avid sports fan and had many connections with athletes, coaches, and managers.
 

Bill is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Brown of Englewood, FL; children, Scott (Tracy) Brown and children, Daniela & Serena of Palm Desert, CA; Tod (Crystal)
Brown and their children, Arianne & Zane of Winter Park, FL; Christine Wallner of Englewood, FL and her children Sabrina (Jeff) Gordon, Vanessa (Ole) Becker; Adam (Megan) Geroulis, and great grandsons Miles & Sawyer; Alan (Rosie) Wallner, and their children Elizabeth, Alexandria, Erin of Minnetonka, MN, Joan (Kristen) Wallner of Water Town, MN; Philip Wallner, and his children , Grace,
Grant, and Allison of Glen Ellyn, IL. Bill was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Hoffman and his parents, Ruth (nee Baker) & Howard Brown.


A graveside service will be held 11:00AM on Friday, July 29, 2022 at Arlington Cemetery in Elmhurst, IL and a memorial service will be at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, Augusat 13, 2022 at the Church of Christ of Venice, 4301 State Road 776 in Venice. Gibbons Funeral Home in Elmhurst, IL and Farley Funer Home in Venice, FL are both handling the arrangements.   A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.farleyfuneralhome.com.