J.C. Brown Obituary

J.C.  Brown
J.C. Brown
J.C. Brown

September 5, 1927 - December 19, 2009
Born in Corydon, Iowa
Resided in Johnston, IA
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J.C. Brown passed away on Friday, December 19, 2009, at the age of 82. J.C. arranged years ago to have his body donated to the University of Iowa in hopes the knowledge gleaned would benefit research. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 22, 2009, at Immanuel United Methodist Church, 2900 49th Street, Des Moines, Iowa. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Following the service, all are invited to remain at the church for a time of food and fellowship.

J.C. was born on September 5, 1927 to Rollie and Chloie (Bone) Brown, in Corydon, IA. He married Lois N. Buck on January 28, 1951. He served in the Navy at the end of World War II, and retired from Northwestern Bell after 34 ½ years of service. He was an active member of Immanuel United Methodist Church, a life-time member of both local and national Men's Garden Club of America, Telephone Pioneers, and he enjoyed Indian Guides and Boy Scouts with his sons. He was honored by Governor Vilsack for his years of service for the Iowa Department for the Blind. Upon retirement, J.C. volunteered his time installing Lifeline for a number of years. J.C. was an avid vegetable gardener, and loved the outdoors. Trips to Colorado were a family tradition for over 40 years. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of his life.

J.C. is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lois; children, Allen (Cyndee), David (Joyce), and Twila (Mark); grandchildren Graham, Alyssa, Lindsay, Taylor, Beth, Luke, and Cole; great-grandchildren Payton, and Emma; and a brother Jap (Pat) Brown. He is preceeded in death by his parents, and a sister and brother-in-law.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity or Immanuel United Methodist Church.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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Visitation
Immanuel United Methodist Church
2900-49th Street
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Service
Immanuel United Methodist Church
2900 - 49th
Des Moines, IA 50310
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
11:00 AM

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DONOR'S CHOICE c/o Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Immanuel United Methodist Church
2900 49th Street
Des Moines, IA US 50310