Wayne was born on January 8, 1933 in Allison, Iowa, the son of Verland and Verbena (Adelmund) Brown. Wayne enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1952. He served during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954, earning the Purple Heart. After returning home from Korea, he married Alice A. Huxford on March 9, 1954 at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Waverly. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 1955. The Browns made their home in Waverly, where Wayne was hired on to the Waverly Police Department in 1965. Wayne was a respected and beloved officer who was known for his sense of humor and practical jokes. He retired from the police department as Asst. Chief of Police in 1994. Wayne was a member of the Church of the Nazarene for many years, served as a Sunday school teacher and church board member. He was also a member of the VFW, AMVETS, Marine Corp League and American Legion.
Wayne loved the Lord, cherished his family, and especially enjoyed cutting wood in his wood pile. He also loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Wayne is survived by his wife Alice, his children Shelley (Jim) Campbell of Parkersburg IA, Cecil (Lisa) Brown of Wichita KS, & Mike (Denise) Brown of Waverly; nine grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; and two sisters, Dixie (Jim) Lynch of Waverly, & Janice (Keith) Berger of Clarksville IA.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Verland, Harold, LaVerne, and Melvin; and one sister, Kathleen Eliason.
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