Lawrence “Duke” Brown, 79, of Keithsburg, Illinois died Friday, July 1, 2016 at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois.
Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 6th at Keithsburg First Christian Church. Burial will be in Greenmound Cemetery, Keithsburg. Visitation is Tuesday, July 5th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Keithsburg First Christian Church. Memorials may be left for Keithsburg Fire and Ambulance or First Christian Church. Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo is handling arrangements.
Lawrence was born June 3, 1937 in Keithsburg, Illinois the son of Roy and Goldie Sheckles Brown. He married Judith Ditto on December 13, 1957 in Keithsburg. Duke worked at Oscar Mayer for over 30 years, retiring in 1988. After retirement, he opened Duke’s Concrete and also ran a greenhouse with Judy. He was an active member of the Keithsburg Fire Department for over 30 years. Duke bowled throughout all of Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa in both men’s and mixed leagues, being named league champion many times. He also participated in numerous National bowling tournaments over the years. In his spare time, he coached baseball and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Judy Brown; sons: Bill (Judi) Brown and Charles Brown all of Keithsburg, Illinois; grandchildren: Erika Brown, Dillon (Megan Engle) Brown, Caitlin (Derrick Trader) Brown, Kaylin Brown and Alex Brown and great grandson: Camden.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.