Glenn D. "Diz" Brown

MARBLEHEAD, Ill. -- Glenn D. "Diz" Brown, 86, of Marblehead, died on Monday (June 17, 2013) in his home.

Glenn was born at home on Sept. 14, 1926, in Richfield, where he was raised, a son of Johnnie Andrew and Goldie Mabel Secrest Brown. On April 19, 1947, he married V. Darlene Allensworth in Quincy. She survives.

Glenn served in the United States Navy during World War II from 1944 to 1946. He was a Teamster truck driver for Diamond Construction for 20 years, retiring in 1986.

Glenn loved watching and playing baseball, especially pitching. He was nicknamed "Diz" after Dizzy Dean, the famous St. Louis Cardinals pitcher. However, he was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three children, Doug (Trudy) of Quincy, Greg (Tamara) of Kirksville, Mo., and Penny Doran of Fowler; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Wilmar, Loren "Buck" and Virgil; and a sister, Mildred Oitker.

SERVICES: 10 a.m. Thursday in Sunset Cemetery in Quincy, with the Rev. Steve Disseler officiating.

VISITATION: There is no visitation.

MEMORIALS: Donor's choice

ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, Quincy.


Funeral Home

Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
1535 State Street Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-4907

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig on June 19, 2013