Dick Brown, 82, passed away in Winterset, Iowa on November 12, 2021. A memorial visitation will take place from 4:00-7:00PM on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Peterson Funeral Home in Indianola. A private inurnment will take place at St. Charles Cemetery at a later date. \r\nDick Brown was born on May 29, 1939 in Sargent, Nebraska to Eli and Edna (Brodine) Brown. Dick grew up in a large family with six brothers and two sisters.The family moved to Iowa when Dick was a teenager. Dick, as a young man, dreamed of a career in boxing. In fact, Mohammed Ali was his idol. His plan to be a professional boxer was thwarted when he met a long legged, blond haired, blue-eyed bombshell, Donna Bradshaw. Dick married Donna, daughter of Joe and Thelma Bradshaw, in July of 1957. Dick worked as a pipefitter at Midwest Sprinkler Company as a Superintendent. Dick and Donna moved to Davenport to raise their five children. In 1972, the family moved to Martensdale/Prole area, and eventually moved to St. Mary's in 1976. Due to disability, Dick was forced to quit working for Midwest.\r\n Fortunately, this led to Dick and Donna pursing a life as restaurateurs. In 1977, they purchased the Roadside Inn in Martensdale and proudly served the community for over 30 years. Alongside his wife and children, he strived to bring good food and a family friendly atmosphere to its many patrons.\r\n When he was not running the restaurant, Dick enjoyed Hawkeye football and being outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing, boating, and even found joy in the simple task of mowing his yard. He delighted in taking trips to Canada and South Dakota with his wife, daughter, and sons. He was an avid reader and dog lover; training many hunting dogs. Toward the end of his life, he shared the company of an energetic Jack Russel Terrier named Rusty, who brought him much joy.\r\n Dick was a man with a quick wit and infectious sense of humor. He was a wordsmith and talented pun-master, constantly inciting laugher in his family and friends. To his family he was the strongest man on earth. He will be dearly missed and remembered fondly by his family and friends. \r\n Dick Brown was survived by his brother: Jack (Caroline) Brown; his children: Rick (Chris) Brown, son; Steve (Stacey) Brown, son; Patty Brown, daughter; Lisa (William) Hraha, daughter; and Michael Brown (son). His eleven Grandchildren: Nicki (Mickey) Wyman, Ryan (Amber) Brown, Tim Brown, Tiffiney Brown, Shelia Brown, Scott (Heidi) Brown, Ashely (Nathan) Willey, Amber Hraha, Andrew Hraha; Noah Brown and Bennette Brown, and his eleven Great-grandchildren: Macie and Brock Wyman; Austin and Dallas Brown; Cami Brown; Taylor and Tanner Erickson; Nyle Brown; Sophie, Tate, and Levi Brown; and River Willey.\r\n Dick Brown was preceded in death by his parents, Levi and Edna Brown; his brothers, Calvin, John, Melvin, Jim and Bob Brown; his sisters, Dorothy and Lucille; his Granddaughter, Stephanie Erickson, and his Great Grandson, Mason Wyckoff.