Wake Service: Thursday, February 6, 2020, 6:00 P.M., visitation to follow until 8:00 P.M.Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 24116 Marian Avenue, Glenwood, Iowa.
Services: Friday, February 7, 2020, 10:00 A.M., Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 24116 Marian Avenue, Glenwood, Iowa.
Merle Edward Brown, 86 of Glenwood, Iowa passed away February 4, 2020. He was born July 27, 1933 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Paul and Viola (Gittens) Brown. Merle was raised in Council Bluffs and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. Merle was united in marriage to Pearl Ann Dinovo on September 6, 1954.
Merle served in the Army National Guard for 12 years. He was employed as a Council Bluffs police officer for 13 years and was the first K-9 officer in the department. Merle served as Mills County Sherriff for 7 years. He was a faithful member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
His family shared that Merle could fix any and everything, was a prankster and enjoyed yodeling as well as playing the harmonica. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Preceding Merle in passing were his parents, wife Pearl, sisters Phillis, Delores, Beverly, Donna and brother Dennis. Survivors include his children Marilyn Brown (Bob) McBride of New Jersey; Steve (Mickey) Brown of Virginia; Danny (Connie) Brown of Glenwood, Iowa; Kevin (Nikki) Brown of Oklahoma; Rick (Sandy) Brown of Bellevue, Nebraska; children of the heart Vicky (Bill) Roux of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Jeff (Robin) Kern of Crescent, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters Gloria Heistand of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Judy (Gene) Hansen of Walnut, Iowa; numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives and many friends.
Interment, St. Joseph Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Memorials may be directed to Holy Rosary Church.