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Merle Edward Brown

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.

5 Condolences

  • Jean Michalski Uhlenkamp Posted February 5, 2020 2:11 pm

    Our condolences on the loss of this very special man. Hoping you can find solace knowing he and Pearl are now together again. May the wonderful memories you have bring you comfort during the difficult days ahead.

  • Diana and Len Clapper Posted February 5, 2020 8:11 pm

    Merle was never a stranger to our family but like part of it from the first time we met him! I hope you can feel some comfort that he is with his sweetheart again! He will be greatly missed.

  • Dan Sandy Benscoter Posted February 5, 2020 10:06 pm

    Our Hearts and Prayers are always with Merle’s Dear Family. We knew Sherrif Brown well and He was a great Friend to all. We totally respected Merle Brown as being one of the Best Sherrif’s in Mills County. You could always count on Sherrif Brown in any situation. God Bless You All.

  • Daniel Nutting Posted February 6, 2020 8:07 am

    my condolences to the family. Sheriff Brown was a fair and good guy.

  • maryellen and joe mastrangelo Posted February 6, 2020 9:08 am

    So very sorry for your loss.

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