John W. Brown Obituary

John W.   Brown
John W. "Jack" Brown
John W. Brown

April 10, 1939 - November 30, 2010
Born in Mason City, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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John �Jack� W. Brown, 71, died at Iowa Health Hospice Taylor House in Des Moines on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 after a courageous two year battle with colon cancer. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 4 at Ss. John and Paul Catholic Church in Altoona. Burial will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.

Jack was born in Mason City on April 10, 1939, the son of Lucille Brown and the grandson of John and Mary McCole all of Mason City. He graduated from St. Joseph�s High School in Mason City and Loras College in Dubuque. He attended Law School at the University of Iowa before completing his degree at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD where he also wrote for their Law Review. His career in banking took him to Sioux City, Ottumwa and Carlisle before he became President of banks in Mondamin, IA and Mabel, MN. Jack retired to Pleasant Hill eight years ago and has since assisted with his son�s business, Countryside RV in Colfax.

Jack was a member of Ss. John and Paul Church and served on its Finance Council. He enjoyed golfing and Drake Basketball. He and his wife, Erika, avidly supported Iowa Hawkeye Football as 28 year season ticket holders. They traveled extensively including their most recent trip to Jack�s homeland of Ireland.

Jack is survived by his wife of 48 years, Erika (Schaefer) Brown of Pleasant Hill; son, Michael (Pam) Brown of Colfax; two daughters, Mindy Brown of Chicago and Missy (Jon) Schwebach of Altoona; and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 3 at Iles Funeral Homes-Grandview Park Chapel where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions may be directed to Iowa Health Hospice-Taylor House or Ss. John and Paul Catholic Church.

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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Friday, December 3, 2010
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Ss John and Paul Catholic Church
114 - 13th Street Southeast
Altoona, IA US 50009
Saturday, December 4, 2010
10:30 AM
Oakwood Cemetery-Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill, IA US
Saturday, December 4, 2010
12:00 PM


Ss John and Paul Catholic Church
1401 1st Ave S
Altoona, IA 50009