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George Franklin Brown

October 5, 1929 December 26, 2013
George Franklin Brown
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George Franklin Brown, age 84, passed away on Thursday, December 26th in Davenport, Iowa. George was born on October 5, 1929, in Missouri Valley, Iowa to Irving L. (Pat) and Blanche Brown. He graduated from Missouri Valley High School in 1947. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard in the North Atlantic on the USS Chincoteague. George worked for Iowa Power and Light Company, as did his father, retiring in 1981 after 35 years of service. George married Elsa Fae Petersen of Pisgah, Iowa on June 6, 1954, and had two sons, Patrick and Michael. George and Fae raised their family in Council Bluffs, Iowa. They were an active family at St John Lutheran Church. George was an avid sportsman. His passion for hunting kept him actively involved with the Honk and Quack Hunting Lodge near Modale, Iowa. He also loved to fish and play golf, taking his family on annual summer vacation trips to Minnesota for weeks of outdoor enjoyment. He was preceded in death by his wife Fae, brothers Robert and Stanley, and brother-in-law Wayne Bergstrom. Survivors include his two sons, Patrick (Cindy) Brown of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Michael Brown of Honolulu, Hawaii; one granddaughter, Katie Brown of Bettendorf, Iowa; sisters-in-law Lenora Brown of Marshalltown, Iowa and Reta Bergstrom of University Place, Washington; six nieces, two nephews, and several grand nieces and nephews. George was a beloved father, grandfather, uncle, and friend.

Cemetery:
Rose Hill Cemetery, Missouri Valley, Iowa

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