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Arthur K. “Art” Brown, 90, Brown County

Arthur K. “Art” Brown, 90, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, July 28, 2013, at his home in Brown County.  He was one of the few remaining veterans who served on the U.S.S. Enterprise that received enemy fire during World War II. While serving as a ship fitter, second class for the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Enterprise, Art was present at the battles of New Guinea, Yap, Falau, Gilbert Islands, Marshall Islands and many other strikes that his ship made against the enemy. He has been recognized nationally and locally for his heroics and was present for the decommissioning ceremony in Virginia for the current U.S.S. Enterprise ship that he felt so honored to be a part of in 2012.

Art was born April 5, 1923, in Manson, Iowa, to the late James S. and Esther (Nettlemeyer) Brown. He was 1942 graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High School in Iowa. After returning from duty, he helped with his father’s business of moving houses in Iowa, but quickly he became bored with the work. He moved to Indiana and was hired at Martin Marietta Materials in Indianapolis, where he was the head of maintenance until his retirement in 1992. Retirement did not make Art idle, as he loved the welding trade. He had many unique handmade pieces of his welding art at his residence in Brown County. 

  Art was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Nashville and was truly a people person. He enjoyed fishing from his dock and would often invite others to join him for a bit of fishing and storytelling. He also enjoyed old-fashioned western music and dancing. 

Art is survived by his children, Kathleen Elizabeth Barnes of Crystal River, Fla., Arthur K. Brown Jr. of Tampa, Fla., Carl B. Brown of Bloomington and Steven Wayne Adams of Brown County. He will be remembered by his good friend and companion, Patsy Clark of Brown County; sisters, Anna Mae Thomas of Indianapolis and Regina Marie Dye of Elwood; brothers, Donald Brown of Carol, Iowa, Richard Brown of Ft. Dodge, Iowa and Bob Brown of Jewel, Iowa; nine grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

Art was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Rowena Lepley, whom he married in 1945 in Ft. Dodge, Iowa; his second wife, Dorothy Jean Conway, whom he married Aug. 23, 1969 in Elk Point, S.D.; four brothers, George William, James Calvin, Howard Bruce and Chester Leroy Brown.

Ron Higgins of Salvation Army Church in Nashville will conduct a funeral service Friday, Aug. 2, at 10:30 a.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends can call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery with military rites presented by the Brown County honor guard.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the Brown family at meredith-clark.com.

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  • October 31
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • October 31
    Trick-or-Treat hours set for Nashville
    6 to 9 p.m. Nashville
  • October 31
    Deadline to RSVP for Brown County/Purdue Extension dinner meeting
  • October 31
    Sprunica church fall community night
    5 to 9 p.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • October 31
    Trunk or Treat at Helmsburg church
    6 to 8 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • November 1
    Annual chicken noodle dinner, craft bazaar at Christiansburg church
    4 to 7 p.m. Christiansburg United Methodist Church, 7372 S. Christianburg Road
  • November 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 1
    Annual craft, bake sale at Helmsburg church
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St.
  • November 1
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 1
    Annual bazaar, quilt raffle, bake sale, bean dinner
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Goshen Community Church, 2798 Gatesville Road, Bean Blossom
  • November 3
    Nashville Redevelopment Commission
    4:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • November 4
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • November 4
    Government offices CLOSED
  • November 4
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    7 to 8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 5
    Woodworkers club
    7 p.m. Charlie Roush's Shop, 6987 Christianberg Road
  • November 5
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 6
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • November 6
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 6
    Salt Creek Trail Committee
    10 a.m. BC Parks & Rec. Office, 1001 Deer Run Lane
  • November 6
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. Helmsburg Elementary School, 5378 Helmsburg School Road
  • November 6
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m. Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 7
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 8
    Second Saturday Village Art Walk
    5 to 8 p.m. Downtown Nashville
  • November 8
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • November 8
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 8
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 11
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 11
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • November 12
    Mandatory scholarship meeting at the high school
    6:30 p.m. Brown County High School, 235 School House Lane
  • November 12
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 13
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 14
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 15
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 15
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 18
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 19
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 20
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road