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December 16, 2012
Messenger News

STRATFORD - Robert Gene Brown, age 68, of Stratford passed away at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines on Tuesday, November 28, 2012.

He was born August 10, 1944 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Robert was interested in science, philosophy, mathematics, literature, music, and enjoyed discussing these topics fervently. He loved books and collected many over the years. A talkative soul, Robert could easily strike up a conversation with just about anyone.

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As a young man, he traveled all over the United States, and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania met the love of his life, Bernadine "Bernie" Pierce, whom he wed, June 30, 1973.

His parents, Frank Brown and Malvie Owens, and a sister, Cheryl Brown, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his loving wife Bernadine Brown of Stratford; children Bobby, Joseph, Michael (Elizabeth), Samuel (Tammy), John (Tina), and Lois (Johnny) Raner; and sisters, Rose Brown and Bertha (Vic) Weaver.

Following Robert's wishes, his body has been cremated.

There will be no formal memorial service.

Interment will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to express their sympathies through a memorial may direct their gift to the family.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Stark-Welin Funeral Directors in Stratford, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.



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