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D. Brown

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D. William "Bill" Brown, age 69 of New Hampton, IA passed away on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, August 15, 2016 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will be held from 12:00-2:00 PM on Monday. Burial will be held at a later date. Online condolences for Bill's family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Delmer William "Bill" Brown was born July 5, 1947 to Delmer F. and Lucille B. (Miller) Brown in New Hampton. Bill attended and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1966. After graduating, Bill worked at Weisman Steel in Waterloo, IA where he was severely injured in a work accident, disabling him for the rest of his life. Bill returned to New Hampton and detailed cars for the members of the community. Throughout the years Bill became a colorful and iconic member of New Hampton. Those who met him walked away with a smile or a chuckle. Bill enjoyed fishing and attending New Hampton community events. Bill is survived by his siblings; Larry (Phyllis) Brown of New Hampton, Susanne (Tom) Olson of Olathe, KS; special Friend, Shirley Pitz of New Hampton, IA; one brother-in-law, David Kopp of Marion, IA and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Daniel, George, Joseph, Mary and Shirley.

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  1. Larry Family, So sorry to hear about Bill, no matter where I ran into him, he always wanted to stop and talk to me. Merilee Close

  2. Larry and family I am sorry to hear of Bills passing. Bill was a very kind and colorful individual. I will always remember his greetings as he met you. Bill in Our Lords hands now! Sharon Trewin

  3. My family knew of Bill through the New Hampton Randalls, Stan, Jerry and Rodney. We used to visit from IL and Bill always camr by to say hello when he knew my family was visiting. One time we all went to the river to swim and Bill wanted to stop by his place to get his surf board. As kids, we were all pretty impressed that he had a surf board. Well, he came out with a piece of plywood he shaped like a surfboard. We all laughed and he was adamant it would work. He went into the water and got on it and it started to sink. He swore up a storm but he didnt let it ruin his day. He enjoyed the lake and even laughed about the board himself. I havent seen Bill in years, but he was an integral part of our family visits as a kid. May he rest in peace. My condolences to the family.

  4. My sympathies are with you, Susie, and Larry , Dave and families. We all have good memories of Bill and now he is resting peacefully and Im sure his sister Shirley is taking care of him , and the good Lord is taking care of both of them now. R.I.P. Bill

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bills family. Always enjoyed our visits with Bill. It was wonderful to see him at our 50th class reunion this summer.

  6. So sad to hear of Bills passing. We have many memories of him over the years. We all had fun at Carville with our families. He will be missed by all of us. Debbie Dick Bonfig

  7. So sorry to hear of Bills passing . I worked at Marv Zips from 1983 to 1987, and Bill was an integral part of the shop, washing, and waxing tractors, and doing little odd jobs. Bill always had time for a kind word, no matter how busy we were, or how much playful friendly teasing we gave him !! RIP Bill !! You live in my memories !

  8. To the family and friends of Billyou have our sympathy.I always got a kiss on the cheek and a “I love you” from Bill whenever I saw himgoing to really miss that. He also like to keep me informed what our cousins were doing! We liked telling people we were cousins up one side and down the other.he is an angel now and at peace

  9. All our thoughts and prayers to Bills family. May his memories help you through the next days and we will always remember him with a smile. David and Jeanne Roder

  10. Brown Family Bill was a SUPER guy. I always loved our visits and we had many. He could always make me laugh. I have been away from New Hampton for many years now but at times when I was back we would visit if we could. He will be missed. Sympathy is with you all.

  11. It seems like Bill has been in my life forever. As a child, Bill would always come to our house, selling things to earn prizes. Hed be there so long Lucy would call mom to send him home!. Now Ive seen him more frequently as sister Debbie lives in is apartment complex. He is now pain free, sharing his humor to entertain the heavens. He will be missed in New Hampton!

  12. My condolences to the Brown family. Bill has been a friend since I moved into New Hampton all those years ago. Hell now be more comfortable.

  13. Our condolences to the Brown Family! We will certainly miss Bill, weather he was dishing out the B.S. or taking it, we always had a good laugh! When our kids were growing up, he always had a dollar to give them whenever he saw them, The man had a heart of gold. R.I.P. Bill Leo and Bev Dowd

  14. Our prayers and condolences to Bills family and friends. Bill was a great guy and will be missed. May he rest in peace. Kevin and Pam Dockendorf

  15. Our sympathy and prayers to Bills family. Anyone who had Bill for a friend was lucky. He was a special guy. He waxed pickups and a motor home for us through the years and was so proud of his work New Hampton has lost an ” important ” member of the community.

  16. OUR SYMPATHY TO ALL BILLS FAMILY. When ever Bill saw me we also exchange a few words. Bill was polite and caring. He also did a great job of cleaning and waxing cars. We will miss seeing him sitting in the chair in the back of church. Saying prayers for Bill and all his family. Jack and Betty Gorman.

  17. Our sympathy to the Brown family. Will miss Bill stopping by to visit and sell me tickets for a cause he believed in.

  18. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brown family. Bill will truly be missed by everyone who knew him. We were just home in New Hampton this summer and had a great visit with Bill. Back in the good old days at Klunders Howard and I would sit and visit a long time with Bill. He is in Gods hands now and out of pain. God be with you all during this time.

  19. Sending Prayers of strength peace at this time of loss. Back in the day, Bill I would exchange a visit and a beer at the “Hotel” bar. He was always jolly polite. He would be working on a car at the park, when I lived in Straws Trailer Court. He took pride in doing an excellent job on the vehicles. He would boast about the shine. God Bless You All. Debbie (Vorwald) Morrison

  20. Sympathies to the family on the loss of a great man. He was always a pleasure to visit with ,and had such a huge open friendliness to him. Will be missed by all. Kevin Linda Roths

  21. We extend our sympathy to the Larry Phyllis Brown family on the loss of his brother Bill. Bills family members will be remembered in out thoughts and prayers

  22. Bill was always ready with a smile when he greeted my family at church. I have many fond memories of Bill. He will be missed! Jammy Galligan


  24. My sympathy to the Brown family and his special friend. I was glad I got a chance to visit with Bill at our 50th class reunion in June. RIP Bill. Linda Seery

  25. Our condolences to the Brown Family. Bill will certainly be missed. He always gave money to for our kids when he would see them as they were growing up remembered them us all on special occasions. He had a heart of gold. He left his imprint on everyones heart who knew him. Our community has lost an icon. RIP Bill. Prayers to the Brown Family. Kevin, Kristy, Michael Kirkus, Brad Jamie Shatek

  26. To the Brown family.my sympathies go out to all of you! Spent many of hours on the softball diamond with Bill “managing” our team!! RIP Browny!! Dick Galligan

  27. My sympathy to the Brown family on the loss of Bill. I have known Bill most of my life and as a classmate, I share many fond memories of Bill throughout his life. He was such a thoughtful and kind individual. Darrel Lang

  28. No heart breaks alone for God is always near. When a prayer is whispered God is always there to hear. When sorrows overwhelming, He comforts tenderly. A single tear never falls that he does not hear.(Psalms 652) Sorry for your loss.

  29. Please accept my sincere condolences to the Brown family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. The Bible assures us at Psalms 3418 that God is near to those broken in heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your many memories help you find peace and comfort as you go through the coming days.

  30. Larry and Phyllis, I was sad to hear of Bill’s death. And I was sorry to miss you fellas at the recent services for your sister Shirley in Marion. Bill was indeed a special person. So many knew him and will remember him kindly. My Mom and Dad, I and other members of my family laughed so often at one story we told and retold on Bill. Bill had asked my Dad, So Merle, how does it feel to be old My condolences to you and all your families and those who knew Bill. Until we meet again. RIP, Bill Brown. Mike Rochford

  31. As little cousins growing up,Bill used to chase me til I cried. As adults,a Christmas never went by that I didnt get a card from him. So thoughtful. Rest in peace,Bill..Bill Marlys (Schwickerath) Francis

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