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Lewis W. Brown age 93 of Clinton, passed away Thursday Jan. 19, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Sunday 2 - 4 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be members of the Clinton AMVETS. Military honors conducted by the Clinton AMVETS. Memorials may be given to the Habitat of Humanity in Clinton. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com

Lewis was born April 12, 1923 in Emmett, KS, the son of Lewis and Martha (Clark) Brown. He served in the US Army Air Corp during WWII from 1943-1946. He married Elizabeth Byrnes on Jan. 19, 1947 in Camanche, she died in 1990. Lewis worked at E.I. DuPont as a First Class Mechanic for 33 years, retiring in 1980. He also owned and operated the Brown Button Company in Clinton for 30 years.

Lewis was a member of the Prince of Peace Parish, Eagles Club, and Clinton Moose Lodge and a lifetime member of the Clinton AMVETS and VFW. He was active with the Democratic Party, Avon bottle collector, and doing craft shows. He enjoyed reading and was a lifelong Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeye fan.

Lewis is survived by his two sons, Louis "Bill" Brown III of Bloomington, IL and Joseph (Robin) Brown, Sr. of Austin, MN; an adopted daughter, Martha Harris; 11 grandchildren, Guy, Jennifer, Gwen, Jeb, Bristen, Madison, Nathaniel, Earnest, Crystal, Heidi, and Michael; and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a son, Thomas, two brothers Donald and Duane, two sisters, Wilma and Juanita.
Published on January 20, 2017
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