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Robert A. Brown

May 4, 1920 — February 14, 2008

Robert A. Brown, 87, of Mason City, died Thursday, February 14, 2008 at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa. Funeral Services will be held Monday, February 18, 2008 at 11:00 AM at First United Methodist Church, 119 South Georgia, with Rev. Jim Stiles officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Honors performed by the Mason City Veterans Memorial Association. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 17, 2008 from 4:00- 6:00 PM at the Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Memorials may be directed to the Robert A. Brown memorial fund. Robert Archer Brown was born May 4, 1920 in Sutherland, Iowa the son of Columbus O. and Carrie D. (Archer) Brown.  He attended schools in Sutherland until moving to Rockwell at the age of 12 and graduated from Mason City High School in 1938.  After high school he worked on the family farm until enlisting in the United States Army in 1941.  He served in WWII and was honorably discharged in 1945.  After his return he was married in 1946 to Dorothy Bisgrove in Mason City.  Bob farmed his entire life. He also worked at Deckers and also the Sugar Beet Plant part-time through the years.   He enjoyed going dancing with his wife, playing golf, playing cards, and traveling.  He enjoyed going south for three weeks every year in the winter.  He also enjoyed the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of the V.F.W. in Mason City and the North Iowa COOP. He also served on the boards of the Farmer COOP Gas and Oil and also the Milk Producers.  He also was a long-time active member of the First United Methodist Church. Robert is survived by his wife Dorothy of Mason City; two children, Janan K. Schreiner and husband Mike of Deephaven, MN, Mark Brown of Mason City; grandchildren, Joshua Schreiner and Andreea Schreiner of Deephaven, MN, Jake, Clint, Avery, Tony and Scottie Brown of Mason City; sisters, Mary Ellen Johnson of Marionville, MO, and Barbara Boggs of Apache Junction, AZ; sister-in-law, Elaine Brown of Mason City, and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; and two brothers.

Robert A. Brown memorial fund in care of the family.

Memorial Park Cemetery

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 PM Sunday February 17, 2008  at Major Erickson Funeral Home

11:00 AM Monday at First United Methodist Church 119 South Georgia Ave.  Mason City, Iowa

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