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Royce E. Brown

December 12, 1930 — September 15, 2021

KINGSLEY, IOWA: Royce E. Brown, 90, of Kingsley passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, IA. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Rohde Funeral Home. Burial will be at Kingsley Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the U.S. Army and American Legion Nash Post 140 of Kingsley. Visitation will be Friday, 5:00 -- 7:00 p.m. at Rohde Funeral Home with the family present during this time. Royce was born December 12,1930 to James W. and Iva (Summers) Brown in Garfield Township, rural Kingsley, IA. He graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1950. He received a welcome letter in 1952 inviting him to the U. S. Army where he spent two years in Frankford, Germany. He and Shirley Pratt were married April 21, 1954 and lived on a farm in Plymouth County until they went to the nursing home. Royce farmed for five years before going to work at Sioux Tools and retired from there 28 years later. He and his family attended the Christian Church in Pierson, IA until it closed, then attended the Nazarene Church in LeMars, IA. He was active in both churches with singing solos, song leader, church board member and with Bible School. Royce enjoyed woodworking and made various things for his family. He also had several flower gardens which he enjoyed working on during his free time. Royce enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Royce is survived by his wife, Shirley, son, David (Nicole) Brown , San Tan Valley, AZ, daughter, Janet (Richard) Bauerly, Kingsley, and son, Gary (Krista) Brown of Kingsley, grandchildren, Carrie (Jeremiah) Top, Fort Collins, CO, Justine Brown, LeMars, IA, Kody Brown, San Tan Valley AZ, Jessica Bauerly(Aaron Ahlquist) Mapleton, IA, Trevin Bauerly, Sioux City, IA, Nick (Theresa) Brown, Omaha, NE, Kayla Moeller (Brandon Luboff) Los Angeles, CA, Kelsy Moeller (Ben Schultz) Wayne, NE, tailer Dyas, Kingsley, IA, great-grandchildren, Katie, Zoe and Delbert Top, Fort Collins, CO, Logan Ahlquist and baby girl Ahlquist due in January, Mapleton, IA. Royce was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife’s parents, John and Lida Pratt. Also preceded in death were his two brothers, Jim and Duane Brown and grandson, Zachary Brown.
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Visitation

Friday, September 24, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

10:30 - 11:15 am (Eastern time)

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Burial

Saturday, September 25, 2021

11:30am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kingsley Cemetery

, Kingsley, IA 51028

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