Newell J. Brown
Newell James Brown, 81, passed away Monday, January 18, 1999 at the Westview Care Center in Britt, Iowa.
Newell, the son of Iver and Fern (Williams) Brown, was born October 7, 1917 at West Bend, Iowa. The family later moved to the Corwith area where Newell received his education. He graduated from Corwith High School in 1935. Newell was united in marriage with Verna Gayken in 1944 at the Woden United Methodist Church. The couple farmed for a short time before moving to Britt where they have since made their home.
Newell sold farm machinery in North Central Iowa, Western Wisconsin and Southern Minnesota, before retiring in 1969. Newell was a member of the United Methodist Church in Britt.
Newell is survived by his wife, Verna; five sons: Don and his wife Kathy, Mason City, Iowa, Shirley and his wife Linda, Wichita, Kansas, Alan and his wife Barbara, Britt, Iowa, Vennis, Aurelia, Iowa, Ralph and his special friend Audrey, Clear Lake, Iowa; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers: Myron, Mount Pleasant, Merle and his wife LaVonne, Garner, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Bill, grandson Victor, and four brothers: Harold, Milton, Richard, and Robert.