Chester Brown, 80

Chester “Chet” Brown, 80, of Marshalltown, died Friday, January 18, 2013, at his home.

Funeral services for Chet will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Mitchell Family Funeral Home.

Visitation for Chet will be held from 6 p.m. 8 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Mitchell Family Funeral Home where Chet’s family will be present to greet friends.

Memorial Contributions may be directed in Chet’s name to his family. For further information or to send a condolence please visit or call (641) 844-1234.

The Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Chet and his family.

Chester “Chet” Brown was born September 23, 1932 in Union, Iowa. He was the son of Arthur and Jesse Holliday Brown.

Chet was raised and educated in the New Providence School District graduating High School in 1950. Chet was united in marriage to Shirleen Flanagan on June 29, 1952 on a farm near New Providence.

He had many jobs throughout his life including, running a gas station, farming, insurance salesman, organizer of the Pine Lake Opry, retiring from Fisher Governor after 32 years and from 1975 he owned and operated Brown and Sons Auto dealership as well as Brown’s Camper Sales.

Chet’s favorite things in life were country music, camping with his family, following his children and grandchildren with all of their sports wherever that might of taken him, as well as sponsoring their many sports teams.

Chet also had a great passion for the sport of baseball and had an offer to play professional baseball in his earlier years.

Chet is survived by his wife: Shirleen Brown; Children: Linda (Rick) Nelson, Larry (Karen) Brown, Debra Brown Fisher and Betty L. Brown; Grandchildren: Shonya (Shawn) Hoskins, Justin (Michelle) Brown, Jessie (Dustin) Buffington, Angie (Desmond Ofei) Brown, Shane (Tammy) Brown, Terry “TJ” (Rachel) Brown, Chester “Chip” (Ashley) Brown, Michelle (Bob Barnard) Brown, Terrissa (Drew Riemenschneider) Brown, Christopher (Dani Gilge) Brown, Marissa Brown and Shannon Brown; Great- Grandchildren: Kylee and Kamren, Triton and Kendall, Brad and Kaitlin, Aspen, Brianne, Emma, Max, Ashley, Easton, Raylinn, Hunter and Baylee; Siblings: Juanita (Oscar) Duncan, Herschell Brown, Shirley Sizemore, Gaylord (Laura) Brown, Gilbert Brown and Gearld (Kate) Brown; three Aunts: Aretha Yates, Lotia Miller and Beulah Jay and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Arthur and Jesse (Holliday) Brown, one brother: Floyd Brown and son, Terry Brown – 2008.