Obituaries: Mike Brown

OTTUMWA-Michael Edmund Brown, 58, of 19753 132nd St., died at 5:09 a.m. February 14, 2017 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.

He was born March 30, 1958 in Davis County, IA to Roscoe Edmund and Reverta Laws Brown.  He married Melinda Close on September 15, 1989.

Mike had worked at Clow Mfg., Meadowgold Dairy, Wapello County Sheriff’s Reserve, Merrill Security and was currently director of operations of Eco Systems.

He was a member of The Bridge Church.

Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, arrow head and mushroom hunting and bowling.

Surviving is his wife, Melinda; daughter, Stacie Raymie of Burlington; two step-daughters, Christina Jones of Chillicothe and Bradie Close of Ottumwa; a step-son, Shane (Savannah) Close of Agency; 14 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; his mother, Reverta Stewart of Albia; siblings, Betty Patterson of Albia, Bill (Eva) Brown of Drakesville, Barbara (John) Shaw and Judy Hixson both of Ottumwa.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roscoe Brown; a sister, Dixie Coronado and a brother, Paul Brown.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Marty Schmidt officiating.  Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery near Moravia.

Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Thursday with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials may be made to The Bridge Church or to the Family.