Dick Brown

Dick Brown

January 9, 1930 - July 7, 2020
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Dick Brown of Albia passed away at MercyOne in Des Moines on July 7, 2020. He was 90 years old. Dick was born on January 9th, 1930 to Russell and Clara (LeMaster) Brown and had one sibling, Betty Jean. Dick lived in the Monroe County area and farmed his entire life, most recently outside of Iconium. He recently moved into an apartment in Albia.

Dick graduated from Moravia High School in 1948 and immediately joined his father, Russell, in farming until he started his own farming operation. He married Theresa Jordan on January 14, 1951. Dick embodied the literary character Tom Sawyer with the twinkle in his eye that reflected both merriment and adventure. He had countless friends, and wherever he went he knew someone. It was rumored that when you went to dinner with Dick you had to leave at least a half hour early to give him time to talk to most of the people in the restaurant. He always had a story to share and would delight with his sense of humor. Dick enjoyed gardening and sharing his produce with everyone from miles around. He also loved dogs and cats, and never would let animals go hungry.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Clara, his beloved wife Theresa in 2018, and sister Betty Jean Dunham in 2020. He is survived by son Bradley Brown of Albia, nephew Daniel (Linda) Dunham of Des Moines, nieces Deborah Dunham of Florida, and Jennifer (Dan) Yoder of Texas.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Albia with Reverend Roger Henry officiating. A funeral luncheon will take place after services, followed by interment in Iconium Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 13, 2020, opening to the public at 2:00 p.m., with Dick’s family being present from 5-7 p.m., Monday evening at Sinnott Funeral Home in Albia. Memorials may be directed to Trinity United Methodist Church Music Department. Online condolences may be left for the family at
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  • Visitation

    Monday July 13, 2020 | 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday July 13, 2020 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sinnott Funeral Home - Albia
    2030 Hwy 5
    Albia, IA 52531
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  • Service

    Tuesday July 14, 2020 | 10:30am
    Tuesday July 14, 2020 10:30am
    Trinity United Methodist Church ~ Albia
    1117 Benton Ave E
    ALBIA, IA 52531
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  • Interment

    Iconium Cemetery
  • Reception

    Trinity United Methodist Church ~ Albia
    1117 Benton Ave E
    ALBIA, IA 52531
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Posted at 02:01pm
Kenny and I were invited to Brad and his buddy Jonathon’s birthday party a few years ago and having both of Brad’s parents there eating visiting and sharing laughs was fun. They were such a cute couple and if I remember correctly Brad played the piano. They must have been so proud. God is Love and and it showed in their twinkling eyes:)

John Nordstrom

Posted at 07:02am
The Browns were a bright spot in my life for sure! She played at many of our funerals and of course that meant we got to see Dick come in smiling. There wedding anniversary was the same day as my birthday so we knew it was going to be a cold day. They must have known every person in a 50 mile radius of Moravia. God truly blessed the world with the browns!

Dee Toopes

Posted at 05:35pm
So sorry for your loss I delivered meals to him such a sweet man may he rest in peace!

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