William "Bill" Harold Brown
William "Bill" Harold Brown, 88, formerly of West Branch, passed away Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch, with a memorial service to be held immediately following at the funeral home. The memorial service will be livestreamed on the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home Facebook page. Inurnment will be in the West Branch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Iowa City Hospice. Online condolences may be made to the family at hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.
Bill was born July 31, 1932, in West Branch, Iowa, the son of C. Glenn and Arlene (Kinsey) Brown. He graduated from West Branch High School in 1950 and later attended DeForest's Training Institute in Chicago. Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He served in the intelligence division in Alaska during the Korean Conflict. On July 9, 1954, he was united in marriage to Roberta "Bobbi" Meek in Turlock, Calif. Bill had owned and operated Brown's Standard from 1955 to 1982 when he retired, and later became the transportation director for the West Branch Community School District for 14 years. He and Bobbi moved to Coralville in 2006. He enjoyed woodworking, loved all sports, and was a diehard Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs fan.
Survivors include his three children: daughter, Sandi Jean (Michael) Guely of Urbandale, Iowa, and sons Greg (Sandy) of Tipton, Iowa, and Wayne (Julie) of Cambridge, Minn., seven grandchildren, Shane Guely, Rachele Gueli-Jones, Stephanie (Steven) Grieme, Jason (Hannah) Brown, Andrea (Michael) Carroll, Emily (Kevin) Deck and Daniel Brown; and 13 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Betty Orr of Ames. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Bobbi.