David E. Brown

David E. Brown, 82, of Muscatine, passed away on Sunday, January 30, 2022, at Savannah Court in Haines City, Florida.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the First Baptist Church. Reverend Chris Marshall will officiate.  Interment will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022, in Memorial Park Cemetery.  The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the family, in care of Teresa Brown. Online condolences may be made at www.wittichfuneralhome.com.

Dave was born September 9, 1939, in Muscatine, the son of Lyle and Susan Josephine Doty Brown.  He married Mary Ann Fitchner on October 29, 1966, in Fruitland.  She preceded him in death on February 16, 2019.

Dave was a 1958 graduate of Muscatine High School.  He was a veteran of the United States Army from 1961-1964 and served overseas in Germany. Dave worked at Paetz Grocery Store where he met his wife, Mary Ann.  He also worked at Huttigs and then at HON for 30 years before retiring in 2000.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was very involved with their Silver Cord ministry, along with serving in the Sound System Sunday School and AWANA’s.  Dave loved evangelism and going out with others to tell the people he met of God’s love.

David is survived by his daughter, Teresa Brown of Muscatine; his sister, Sandra Haber and her husband, Larry, of Haines City, Florida; and one sister-in-law, Dorothy Fitchner of Muscatine.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann; his parents, Lyle and Josephine; one brother, Harold Emory Brown; and two sisters, Mary Fern Reynolds and Sharon Kay Chapman.