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Prairie City

Eugene C. “Gene” Brown, 86, passed away on March 31, 2021. He was born September 23, 1934 in Johnston to Andrew and Mary (McDivitt) Brown. Gene married Shirley J. Brooks on October 30, 1957 in Des Moines.

Gene proudly served his country in the Navy and Air National Guard retiring from both. He went on to retire from the USPS and recently received his 60 Year Union Pin. Gene was a scout leader and loved the outdoors. Together with Shirley, they spent 3 winters volunteering at a wildlife refuge in Arizona. Gene loved the state fair, and spent 20 years as a building supervisor at Shopper’s Mart West. In addition to his love of nature and the fair, he enjoyed travelling, camping, building and woodworking.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Shirley; children, Carla (David) Kania, Julie Huff, Pamela (Frank) Davenport and Mike (Ann) Brown; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and brother, Robert (Darlene) Brown.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Dorothy Wisecup, Wilma Kress and Betty Rogers.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Berean Church, 5299 East University Ave., Pleasant Hill with a visitation 1 hour prior to services. We respectfully requests guests wear masks and practice social distancing. The service will be available to view at the Berean website.

Memorials may be directed to the family for a cause close to Gene’s heart.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com

Service Details

Visitation:
Saturday, April 10, 2021
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Berean Church
5299 East University Avenue
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
Service:
Saturday, April 10, 2021
2:00 pm
Berean Church
5299 East University Avenue
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
Disposition:
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home
105 Fourth Street SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009
(515) 967-4272

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