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Charles Lynn Brown

January 12, 1946 ~ December 22, 2019 (age 73)

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Charles Lynn Brown, 73, of Onawa, Iowa passed away Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Elmwood Care Centre in Onawa, Iowa.

Celebration of Life services will be 7:00 P.M. Thursday, December 26, 2019 at the Rush Family Chapel, Onawa, Iowa. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday, December 26, 2019 at the Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.

Charles Lynn Brown was born January 12, 1946, the son of Walter W. “Mutt” and Vella “Toddy” (Birk) Brown. He attended McNeill Country School and graduated in 1964 from West Monona. He played football and was the homecoming king. He worked at the Co-Op Elevator through high school.  

Charles and Cathy (Ooten) Brown were united in marriage August 28, 1965 and to this union two children were born, Charles Jr. and Melissa.  

Charles worked for Loomis & Sons, Monona County maintance for the roads, and OFC Schmidt Liquid Trucking. He was also a lifelong farmer. Charles owned and operated Broken Star Trucking.

Charles was a member of the Monona County Supervisors for 4 years and a member of the West Central Community Action board, and on the Coop elevator board of directors.

Charles enjoyed hunting, farming, trucking, working, motorcycling, eating, and teasing everyone.

Survivors include his wife, Cathy Brown; two children, Charles (Tammy) Brown and Melissa A. Brown; five grandchildren, Charles Brown III, Christen and Matt Leitz, Dalton Brown and Amanda Parr, Brad Poole, and Kristi Gotto and special friend Jesse Rayevich; eleven great-grandchildren, Charles Brown IV, Madison Gotto, Keara Leitz, Wyatt Leitz, Bronxx Brown, Weston Brown, Walter Brown, Mackenzie Poole, Mackayla Poole, Carter Leitz and Brooklyn Leitz. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, “Mutt and Todd”; brother, Larry Brown; a special sister-in-law, Janet (Ooten) Holbrook and a grand son-in-law, Aaron (Chubbs) Gotto.

Family requests casual attire in Charlie’s honor.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
December 26, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rush Family Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

Celebration of Life
Thursday
December 26, 2019

7:00 PM
Rush Family Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

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