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Rex Brown

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Rex Brown
Rex Brown, 90, of Storm Lake, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, in the Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 18, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Harold Werley will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee.

There will be military rites at the cemetery. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home on Thursday. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. today with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home.

He was born Jan. 23, 1916 on a farm in Brooke Township near Peterson, to Frank and Beatrice (Adams) Brown. He attended country school near Cherokee and Aurelia school. He was married to Carol Glidewell on Oct. l, 1943 at South Sioux City, Neb.

He was inducted into the service on Dec. 2, 1943, serving with the 408th Field Artillery and was discharged on Feb. 7, 1946. He received two overseas service bars, the European African Middle East Campaign Ribbon, the World War II Bronze Battle Star, the Meritorious Unit Award, and the World War II Victory and Good Conduct Medal.

He spent much of his life around Cherokee farming, had worked for Cherokee Creamery and Bushlow's Implement for many years; semi-retiring to Glenwood, Minn. While living at Glenwood, he worked part time for Hustad Implement and the Good Samaritan Nursing Home.

He and his wife had lived in Storm Lake for many years and were originally from the Cherokee area. He spent most of his leisure time fishing, hunting, and loved his time spent with his children and grandchildren.

He was a great volunteer as he enjoyed helping people. He was baptized in the Methodist Church at Quimby and later transferred his membership to the Aurelia United Methodist Church. Since he could not attend Church, he watched Rev. Robert Schuller's Hour of Power every Sunday.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and his wife Buster and Carmen Brown, a sister and her husband Ruth and Jim Wentworth, and a brother-in-law Ed Robinson.

He is survived by his wife, Carol, three daughters and their husbands: Bonnie & Butch Engel of Newell; Janene & David Kissinger of Bryan, Texas; Mary Jo and Stan McKenzie of Rogers, Ark.; 6 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren and one sister Faye Robinson of Altoona.


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