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Lester 'Crag' Brown

January 22, 1932 — December 30, 2014

MASON CITY: Lester Cragwick “Crag” Brown, 82, of Mason City IA, died Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Health Center. Private family services will be held at a later date. Crag was born January 22, 1932, in Rockford, IL, the son of Lester Eugene and Gladys (Buchanan) Brown. He graduated from Wheaton High School in 1950, and continued his education at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL, graduating with a BA degree. Crag married Dorothy Byres on July 25, 1959, in Wheaton, IL. The couple moved to Iowa where he worked for Midwest Wholesale for many years. Crag enjoyed spending time with his family. He also enjoyed golfing, traveling and reading. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church. Crag is survived by his wife of 55 years: Dotty Brown of Mason City; 2 children: David Brown of Auburn Hills, MI and Karen Kofoot of Eden Prairie, MN; 6 grandchildren: Jared Brown of Atlanta, GA, Ryan Brown of Grand Rapids, MI, Andrew Brown and wife Melissa of Grand Rapids, Jacob Kofoot of Des Moines, IA, Sam Kofoot of Eden Prairie and Hannah Kofoot of Eden Prairie; and 1 great grandchild: Manny Brown. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother: Jim Brown.

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