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BROWN, Joseph W. 1879-1974


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 6/20/2013 at 01:48:56

Joseph W. Brown Funeral Held In Ida Grove

Funeral services for Joseph W. Brown of Ida Grove were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, July 2 at Christiansen Funeral Home in Ida Grove. The Rev. Thomas Woodin of the Odebolt Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in the Ida Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Brown died Sunday morning, June 30, 1974 at Morningside Nursing Home in Ida Grove. He was 95 years, three months and four days old.

Joseph William Brown was born at Green Island, Iowa March 27, 1879. He was second eldest son of Thomas J. Brown and Amelia (Thompson) Brown.

In his early youth he moved to Ida County and was engaged in farming in Ida and Sac counties.

He was married to Anna Heitman at Arthur and one son, Clyde, was born to them. Mrs. Brown died November, 1907. March 20, 1912, he and Agnes Spiese were married near Ida Grove, Ia. This couple was privileged to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary in 1962. They had two children, Joseph Jr., and Agnes. Mr. and Mrs. Brown moved from the farm to Ida Grove in 1936. He was employed as a custodian in Ida Grove public school, retiring from that position in 1952. Mrs. Brown died December 15, 1966. For the past few years he has been a resident of Morningside Manor in Ida Grove.

Survivors include his sons, Clyde, of Kiron; Joseph, Jr. of Burbank, Cal., and daughter, Agnes, Mrs. Bill Hamilton of Glendale, Cal.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

[Christiansen Funeral Home]


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