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Stephen Brown, 70, Merriam Woods, Missouri

January 20, 2018 GMT

Stephen “Steve” Max Brown, 70, Merriam Woods, Missouri, passed away Jan. 14, 2018.

He entered this world Jan. 31, 1947, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Max and Sarah (Heller) Brown. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.

Steve proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era. After the Navy, he was a deputy sheriff in Hancock County, Iowa, and then began his career at the United States Postal Service where he became postmaster in Juneau, Wisconsin, then moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was in management at that post office before retiring after 30 years. He was a charter and lifetime member of the Iowa Rock ’n’ Roll Music Association. Steve also enjoyed using his Ham Radio (KOGID) and was a volunteer EMT in Juneau, Wisconsin. After retiring and moving to the Branson area, he was a Branson school bus driver for 10 years. Steve will be dearly missed.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Sandra Brown; grandchild, Stephanie Brown; and two sons, Larry and Jeff Brown.

He is survived by his wife of more than 13 years, Barbara Brown; son, Charlie Brown of Watertown, Wisconsin; daughter, Denise Brown of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; daughter, Andrea Baker of Omaha, Nebraska; stepson, Jeff (Valerie) Stannard of Appleton, Wisconsin; stepdaughter, Jodi (Kevin) Klebe of Riverside, Iowa; grandchildren, Joe, James, Josh, Jaymee, Sofia and Savanah; and stepgrandchildren, Aaron, Haley, Madison and Cullen.

A celebration of life will be held later. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to Iowa Rock ’n’ Roll Music Association at iowarocknroll.com. To leave an online condolence, visit cremationsoftheozarks.com.