Dick Brown of Albia passed away at MercyOne in Des Moines on July 7, 2020. He was 90 years old. Dick was born on January 9th, 1930 to Russell and Clara (LeMaster) Brown and had one sibling, Betty Jean. Dick lived in the Monroe County area and farmed his entire life, most recently outside of Iconium. He recently moved into an apartment in Albia.\n\nDick graduated from Moravia High School in 1948 and immediately joined his father, Russell, in farming until he started his own farming operation. He married Theresa Jordan on January 14, 1951. Dick embodied the literary character Tom Sawyer with the twinkle in his eye that reflected both merriment and adventure. He had countless friends, and wherever he went he knew someone. It was rumored that when you went to dinner with Dick you had to leave at least a half hour early to give him time to talk to most of the people in the restaurant. He always had a story to share and would delight with his sense of humor. Dick enjoyed gardening and sharing his produce with everyone from miles around. He also loved dogs and cats, and never would let animals go hungry. \n\nDick was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Clara, his beloved wife Theresa in 2018, and sister Betty Jean Dunham in 2020. He is survived by son Bradley Brown of Albia, nephew Daniel (Linda) Dunham of Des Moines, nieces Deborah Dunham of Florida, and Jennifer (Dan) Yoder of Texas.\n\nFuneral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Albia with Reverend Roger Henry officiating. A funeral luncheon will take place after services, followed by interment in Iconium Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 13, 2020, opening to the public at 2:00 p.m., with Dick's family being present from 5-7 p.m., Monday evening at Sinnott Funeral Home in Albia. Memorials may be directed to Trinity United Methodist Church Music Department. Online condolences may be left for the family at sinnottfuneralhome.com.