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Dwight Eugene Brown

December 28, 1940 ~ May 26, 2018 (age 77)

Dwight "Brownie" Brown, 77, of Burlington, died Saturday, May 26, 2018.

Born December 28, 1940, he was the son of Ralph E. and Mabel L. Dickey Brown. He graduated from Burlington High School and on February 1, 1958, married Catherine L. Brown, recently celebrating 60 years together.

He was a lifelong auto mechanic, and worked at Trane, JI Case, and General Electric, retiring in 2000.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, and everything outdoors as well as spending time at the casino and auctions. He liked to design and build projects and fix everything from cars to home repairs. Brownie loved spending time with his friends, family and pets. He also enjoyed traveling, particularly wintering in Texas. 

Survivors include his wife, Catherine L. Brown of Burlington; two sons, Rusty Brown of Iowa City and Douglas Brown of West Burlington; three daughters, Teri Brown of Naperville, IL, Toni Wilkinson of Hampton, IA, and Robin Jackson of Lincoln, NE; honorary daughter, Brianna Simmons; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and one brother, Tim Brown of Burlington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two nephews and one niece. 

Cremation and arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.

Visitation will be from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM Friday, June 1, 2018, followed by a memorial service at 3:00 PM at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home, with grandson Ben Brown officiating.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for the Des Moines County Humane Society. 



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