Calvin "Cal" Brown
Services for Calvin "Cal" Brown, 88, who passed away of heart failure Saturday, September 28, 2013 at home, will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 1 at the First Baptist Church in Indianola with burial following in the Linn Grove Cemetery, Prole, IA.
Calvin was born near Sargent, NE moving to Iowa in 1949. He lived on a farm near Martensdale from 1956-1999 before moving to The Village in Indianola. Calvin served in the Navy during WWII and started Midwest Sprinkler Company in 1953.
Calvin is survived by his wife Donna; four daughters, Carol (Bruce) Blanchard of Lexington, KY, Beverly Brown of New Port Richey, FL, Judy Brown of Murphy, NC, Dottie (Jim) Johnson of Indianola; two stepchildren, Randy (Karen) Corning of Indianola, Diane (Doug) Gladson of Norwalk; four brothers, John of Ohio, Dick, Jack and Robert of Iowa; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Calvin was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty, infant daughter Barbara, parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Visitation will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 30 at Overton Funeral Home where family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. to greet friends.
Memorials may be given to the Good Shepherd Fund or HCI of Central Iowa. Online condolences may be made at www.overtonfunerals.com.
Published in Des Moines Register on Sept. 29, 2013