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Charles Brown

d. May 23, 2015

Charles F. Brown, 81, of Aledo, Illinois died Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Clarissa Cook Hospice in Bettendorf, Iowa. Graveside services are 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Aledo Cemetery. Visitation is noon until 1:00 p.m. Friday at Fippinger Funeral Home where memorials may be made to Clarissa Cook Hospice. Online condolences can be made at

He was born January 12, 1934 in Millersburg, IL to Fearl and Clara Mier Brown. He attended the local schools. On January 18, 1952, he was united in marriage to Mary K. Nichols in Rock Island, IL. She died August 28, 1998.

Charles worked for Servus Rubber in Rock Island, farmed, was a Moorman's Seed Co. salesman and a self-employed carpenter.

He enjoyed bluegrass music, camping and dancing, especially waltzing. He raised show ponies and was a former member of the Pony Club. Charles loved and restored Cushman scooters.

He is survived by one daughter, Glenna (Steve) McGinnis of Illinois City, IL; one son, Randy (Barbara) Brown of Farmersville, IL; 5 grandchildren, Deanna, Lacey, Nick, Shannon and Justin; 4 great grandchildren, Maysun, Emma, Madison and Paisley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two sisters and great grandson, Hunter.

Visitation Details

Friday, May 29th, 2015, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Fippinger Funeral Home

Service Details

Friday, May 29th, 2015, 1:30pm, Fippinger Funeral Home

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