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Darrel "Butch" Brown

September 2, 1929 — June 24, 2023

Sioux City, IA – Darrel Lee “Butch” Brown, 93, passed Saturday, June 24, 2023, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Thursday, June 29, 2023, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Sioux City Iowa, with visitation one hour prior, 9:00 am. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors provided by the U.S. Army. Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, Morningside Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.christysmith.com .

Darrel Lee “Butch” Brown, the son of Otto and Bessie (Lee) Brown was born September 2, 1929, in Sioux City, IA. On April 25, 1964, Butch was united in marriage with Beulah Girard at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Jefferson, SD. His beloved wife passed February 11, 2014.

Butch served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean (War) Conflict. Upon receiving his honorable discharge, he worked various jobs in Sioux City. He then became part owner, with his son Kenny, of Mel’s Rings & Things then later renamed Mels’ Pawn Shop which he owned for 35 years.

The couple enjoyed spending winters in Sleepy Valley, TX. Butch enjoyed fishing, golfing, scuba diving, playing cards and spending time with his family.

Butch is survived by daughters, Nola (Ray) Christiansen, Karen Tullis, Brenda (Jose) Flores and daughter in-law Melody Molacek; and 17 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Nan Beaver and Bonnie Clay; son, Kenneth Clay; grandsons, Ronnie Bell and Joshua Beavers; great-granddaughter, Ronni Bell; brothers, Marvin, Dick, and twin brother Donald Brown; sister, Helen Parker, half-sister, Rose Prim; and half-brothers, John and Raymond Bolte.
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Thursday, June 29, 2023

Starts at 9:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Boniface Catholic Church

703 West 5th Street, Sioux City, IA 51103

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Thursday, June 29, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Boniface Catholic Church

703 West 5th Street, Sioux City, IA 51103

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