Curtis Allen Brown, 74, of Hiawatha, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at the Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. Visitation: 9-11 AM, Saturday, August 13, 2022, at Cedar Memorial Chapel State Room. Memorial Service: 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 13, 2022, at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories.
Curtis was born on October 18, 1947, in Oelwein, Iowa, the son of Allen Russell and Violet Marie (King) Brown. He was united in marriage to Suzan Schweinefus on September 13, 1965. Curtis retired from Rockwell Collins in 2014 after forty-nine years of service. He was also a licensed pilot and loved flying. Curtis built and flew model aircraft and liked remote control cars too. He enjoyed attending dirt track races. Curtis’ other hobbies included camping and woodworking. He was a jack of all trades and there wasn’t much he couldn’t do.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-six years Suzan of Hiawatha, daughter Kathy Brown of Fairfax, sister Joyce Langreck of Decorah, daughter-in-law, Julie Brown of Cedar Rapids, grandchildren Stephanie (Stephen) Downey, Sydney (Ryan) Hovey, Rebecca (Ryan) Wagner, Hunter (Andrew) Garnica, Savannah Brown, Haley Dietrich, Allen Brown, and Ruger Alberts, great-grandchildren Brieanna, Ravyn, Brayden, Skyler, Aliva, Briar, Cainen, and Brekken, great-great grandson Zak, and his nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, son Allen Brown, grandchildren Kimberly Brown and Rusty Brown, and brothers-in-law LaVern Langreck, Conley Schweinefus, and Dwight Sorensen.
Memorials may be directed to the family.