John E. Browne | Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

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John E. Browne, born May 30, 1909, died June 5, 2007. Survived by daughter-in-law, Joyce Hanson; grandchildren and their spouses, Randy and Nancy Hanson; Candy and Steve Parks; Kevin and Colleen Hanson; and Michelle and Ed Winer; 10 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; and nephew, Jim Petersen.John was an attorney retired from Iowa National Insurance and a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Emerson Congregational Church in Richfield. Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and an Alumni of the University of Iowa Law School (class of 1936). John was a decorated veteran in the Pacific during WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Browne of 40 years; sister, Marvel Browne; and parents, Mollie and Oscar Hallgren. John leaves a grand legacy of unending strength, kindness, sensibility, loyalty and humility to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. His void will be filled with many wonderful memories passed down to his great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.


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