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BROWN, Horace D. 1902-1975

BROWN, COWIE, MERRITT

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/17/2016 at 20:03:26

Horace Brown Died Monday

Horace D. Brown, 72, died at the Grundy County Memorial hospital in Grundy Center Monday morning, April 7 at 4:30 o'clock following an illness of several months with cancer.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Ferree-Oltmann Funeral Home with Rev. J. C. Ford, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Mrs. Jake Buskohl played selected organ numbers. Pallbearers were Andrew Hagen, Judson Severance, Marvin Graves, Gerald Strickler, Herman DeBerg and Eldon Dieken. Mrs. Judson Severance and Mrs. Stephan Burr were floral attendants. Interment was in the Grundy Center cemetery.

Horace was born July 9, 1902 in Grundy County, Iowa, the son of Robert and Libby Cowie Brown. He graduated from the Grundy Center high school in 1919 and from Iowa State University at Ames in 1924. On August 25, 1927 he was united in marriage to Arthula Merritt at Grundy Center. Until moving to Grundy Center recently, Horace had farmed the same place in Lincoln township 50 years.

He was a long-time member of the Grundy County Farm Bureau, serving as president, member and past president of the Farmer's Cooperative Co., at Dike, was on the Grundy R.E.C. board and a past president, member of the Lincoln Township Board of Trustees, and active in all township and county civic affairs. He was also a member of the First Baptist church where he served as chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Arthula, one son, James, daughter-in-law, Patricia, granddaughter, Beth, grandson James of Naperville, Ill., and one brother Glen Brown of Grundy Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant sister Inez and a brother, Harold.

A memorial fund has been established for the Cancer Society in his memory.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 April 1975, pg 2


 

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