Donald Gene Brown
Donald Gene Brown, 77, Yarmouth, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at Elliott Chapel, New London, and the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. then proceed in procession to Shinar Cumberland Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, for a 4:30 p.m. graveside burial service. A memorial has been established.
He was born Sept. 11, 1935, in Burlington, to John W. and Mildred L. Rappenecker Brown. On Aug. 11, 1963, he married Lila Ruth Rice. He was a graduate of Yarmouth High School in 1954. He was a farmer, member of the NRA and the Cattlemen’s Association. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, racing and farming. He was in the National Guard.
He is survived by his wife of Yarmouth; one son, James (Pam) Brown of Yarmouth; twin grandchildren; two sisters, Betty (Leroy) Cole of Mt. Pleasant, Mary Lou (Steve) Murphy of Mt. Pleasant; and one brother, Robert (Debra) Brown of Yarmouth.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Dewayne Brown.