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Obituary for Dennis Brown

Dennis Brown, age 78 of Boone, died June 22, 2017 at the Glen Oaks Special Care Center in Urbandale, Iowa.

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall, with Chaplain Jerry Newswander officiating. Burial will be in the Linwood Park Cemetery.

Dennis Leland Brown was born at home in Fraser, Iowa on November 3, 1938, the son of Richard and Opal (Daugherty) Brown. He graduated from Pilot Mound High School in Pilot Mound in 1957. On May 21, 1958, Dennis married Judith Hansen at Fort Dodge, Iowa.

For over 30 years Dennis worked as a construction foreman for Quad States Construction. He later owned/operated Brown’s Elevator Service for 15 years retiring in 2003. He enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, camping, playing cribbage, and he was a social member of the Boone V.F.W. Dennis loved family reunions and spending time with his family. He proudly attended the social activities of the Fraser and Pilot Mound communities; he enjoyed vegetable gardening, and in earlier years, enjoyed bowling and reading.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Judy; a brother, Richard ‘Sonny’; and three sisters, June Finch, Rose O’Neil, and Norma Wheelock. Dennis is survived by two sons, Curtis ‘Curt’ Brown and wife, Ying Xu, of Ames and Darryl ‘Terry’ of Boone; two daughters, Christine ‘Chris’ Parker and husband Randy of Ankeny, and Sandy Birchard of Cedar Rapids; a sister, Janice Weihs of Portsmouth; 9 grandchildren, Lindsey Parker, Jared (Mallory) Parker, and Grant Parker, Annie Brown, Angie (Marcus) Ryan, Andrew (Samantha) Brown, Kyle, Jill, and Jenna Birchard; 3 great grandchildren, Nathan, Avery, and Jaxon.

Friends may call at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel on Friday from 3 until 8 p.m., where the family will be present from 6 until 8 p.m. Visitation continues Saturday at the chapel from 8 a.m. until service time.

In memory of Dennis, memorial may be directed to the family to be gifted to charities selected at a later date.


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