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John Franklin "Jack" Brown
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Birth: May 16, 1923
Death: Nov. 19, 1996

MCGG 11/21/1996

J.F. "Jack" Brown, 73, of rural Mason City, died Tuesday (Nov.19, 1996) at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City. His body was cremated. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church, 119 S. Georgia Ave., with the Rev. Merlin Ackerson and the Rev. Nil "Chris" Hellevik officiating. Family inurnmet services will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery.

His family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City. Memorials may be made to Hospice of North Iowa or the charity of your choice, in memory of J.F. "Jack" Brown.

Jack Brown was born May 16, 1923, at Sutherland, Iowa, son of Lum and Carrie (Archer) Brown. He was married to Opal Anderson in 1970 at the Little Brown Church, Nashua. Jack attended rural schools in Cerro Gordo County and graduated from Mason City High School in 1940. He began farming in Lime Creek Township. With the exception of time spent in the army, he continued farming until his retirement. Although retired, he continued to live on the farm.

Survivors include three sons, Steven Brown, Mike Brown and his wife, Ann, and David Brown and his wife, Cynthia, all of Mason City; five grandchildren, Abby, Lucy, and Maggie Brown, all of Mason City, and Jefferson and Matthew Brown, of Mason City; one brother, Robert Brown, rural Mason City; two sisters, Maryellen Johnson, of Omaha, Neb., and Barbara Boggs, of Apache Junction, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one sister, Grace Hitzhusen; and one brother, James Brown. 
 
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 Parents:
  Columbus Owen Brown (1881 - 1966)
  Carrie Dale Archer Brown (1885 - 1970)
 
 Spouse:
  Opal C. Reinsmoen Anderson Brown (1924 - 1995)*
 
 Siblings:
  Grace Ann Stoops Hitzhusen (1907 - 1954)**
  Robert Archer Brown (1920 - 2008)*
  John Franklin Brown (1923 - 1996)
  James Simon Brown (1927 - 1975)*
  Barbara J. Brown Boggs (1929 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Memorial Park Cemetery
Mason City
Cerro Gordo County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: Crystal
Originally Created by: Gwen Miller
Record added: Jun 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53358377
John Franklin Jack Brown
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John Franklin Jack Brown
Added by: Steven Tynan
 
John Franklin Jack Brown
Added by: Steven Tynan
 
 
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