Donald Ellery Brown
He was born June 29, 1936, in Independence, IA, the son of Roland Brown and Eula Winona (Bailey) Brown. He graduated from Jesup High School with the class of 1954. On July 17, 1955, he was united in marriage to Vetra Arvilla Ewalt at Barclay Presbyterian Church, rural Dunkerton, IA. Donald worked for the United States Postal Service before retirement. His positions included Postal Inspector, Director of Finance, Postmaster in Jesup, IA and later served as Postmaster in Dubuque, IA, where he retired in 1995. He also served several years in the US Army and Air Force Reserves.
Mr. Brown is survived by one daughter, Donna Brown of Cedar Falls, IA; three sons, Michael (Stephanie) Brown of Jesup, IA, Randall (Donna) Brown of Mountain Home, AR, Scott (Tamara) Brown of Kings Langley, Australia; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Gordon (Kathleen) Brown of Columbia, MO, Gary (Donna) Brown of Independence, IA, James (Kathey) Brown of East Peoria, IL, Jerald (Kathy) Brown of Orr, MN.
In addition to his wife, Vetra, who died in 2014, he is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Darrel Brown and Richard Brown.
A private family funeral was held on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at the White Funeral Home, Jesup, IA, with Rev. Joshua D. Brown officiating. Burial was at Old Barclay Cemetery, rural Jesup. Casket bearers were Matthew Brown, Katie Treiber, Joshua Brown, Bethany Clark, Mikayla Dibden, Kendrea Dibden, Jonah Brown and Leah Brown. Memorials will be directed to the Old Barclay Cemetery Association and may be sent in care of White Funeral Home, 1315 Main Street, Jesup, IA 50648. On line condolences may be posted at www.White-MtHope.com.
White Funeral Home, Jesup, IA, was in charge of the arrangements.