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Bobby Lee Brown

May 5, 2011

Bobby Lee Brown

Bobby Lee Brown (Dr. Bob), 80, formally of Oelwein passed away May 2, 2011 due to complications of Alzheimers and pneumonia in Ventura, Calif.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Zion Lutheran Church, Oelwein, with Rev. Charis and Rev. Leo Combs-Lay officiating.

Visitation will be at Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein on Friday from 4-8 p.m. and for one hour before the service at the church on Saturday.

Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein, with Military Graveside Rites by the Oelwein American Legion Ross Reid Post #9.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

All memorials will be gifted to Holy Cross Anglican School in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize Central America.

Bob was born Dec. 21, 1930 in Janesville, Wis., the son of Vernon T. and Sylvia Bernice (Hiles) Brown. Bob moved with his family to Estherville at the age of one. He graduated from Estherville High School in 1948 and attended Estherville Junior College. Bob served in the U.S. Navy for four years and completed two tours of duty during the Korean Conflict; he received the Purple Heart.

Bob was united in marriage to Marlys Ona Randa on Dec. 14, 1952 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Estherville. After the war, Bob and Marlys farmed for five years near Estherville. Bob enrolled at Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport and upon completion of his degree in 1963, Bob and family moved to Oelwein where he started his practice. He served the community until he retired in 1997.

Bob is survived by his wife Marlys Brown of Ventura, Calif.; four children: Dr. Bradley (Theresa) Brown of Oelwein, Becky (Stan) Robson of Ventura, Calif., Dr. Brian (Lori) Brown of Grinnell and Beth Brown of Ventura, Calif.; grandchildren: Heather, Jackson, and Alyson Brown, Nichole (Chris) D’Onofrio, Malyssa Robson, Tyler and Megan Brown, and two great grandchildren: Heath and Kaylee D’Onofrio; three brothers: Dr. Duane (Bonnie) Brown of Valley City, N.D., Dr. Allen (Marlene) Brown of Delta, Colo., Dr. Keith (Janet) Brown of Adrian, Mich. and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law: Mary Brown.