Kenneth Brown – Colesburg

Kenneth Leroy Brown, 72, of Colesburg, Iowa, died on Friday, December 9, 2016, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa.  He was born on May 3, 1944, in Colesburg, the son of Elmer K. “Mike” and Marguerite (Hansel) Brown.  He was raised in Colesburg and attended Colesburg High School.

On January 16, 1965, Ken was united in marriage to LouAnn Von Handorf at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Colesburg.  One son, Todd, was born to this union.  Ken worked for the City of Colesburg and also drove semi, until retiring seven years ago.

Ken was a longtime member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.  He was one who enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, LouAnn Brown of Colesburg; his son, Todd (Amy) Brown of Marion; two grandchildren, Taylor Brown of Ankeny and Mikel Brown of Marion; and one brother, Robert (Janet) Brown of Colesburg.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents; and his father- and mother-in-law, Joseph and Leona Von Handorf.

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Mass of Christian Burial:  10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Colesburg.  Officiating: Rev. John Haugen

Visitation:  2:00 – 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood.  Friends may also call one hour prior to Mass at the church on Wednesday.

Inurnment: St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery  –  Colesburg, Iowa