Robert L. Brown, age 73, of De Smet died on October 14, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Arlington, SD. Memorial services have been set for Friday at 2 :00 PM , October 21 at the American Lutheran Church in De Smet. Visitation will be held at the Osthus Funeral Home in De Smet on Thursday from 5-7 PM. Osthus Funeral Home in De Smet is in charge of arrangements for the family.
Robert LeRoy Brown was born on February 17, 1943 to his parents, Earl and Irena (Jacob) Brown. He grew up in De Smet where he attended school. He graduated from De Smet High School in 1961. In 1962, he joined the US Army and was discharged on March 27, 1963. He married Jackie Hanson on December 28, 1973 in De Smet, where they have lived their entire married life together.
Robert worked for various construction companies until 1970 when he started trucking on his own until 2000. He worked for McLaughlin & Schultz Construction until 2014 when he retired due to his health.
He was a member of the American Lutheran Church and the American Legion in De Smet.
Robert is survived by his wife Jackie of De Smet; one son Terry Brown of Brookings, SD; three daughters, Amy (Michael) Scofield, Brenda Brown and Cathy (Andy) Alderman all of De Smet; two brothers, Dennis (Melanie) Brown of Sioux Falls, SD, Earl (Karen) Brown and Rondo Brown both of De Smet; two half-brothers, Ronald (Judy) Brown of Lake Preston and Roger (Linda) Brown of Madison, SD; two sisters, Deb (Rod) Combs of De Smet and Cheri Brown of Sioux Falls; one half- sister, Robyn Brown of Denver, CO; a sister-in-law, Marsha Brown of De Smet; and six grandchildren, Courtney and Sara Scofield, Kayden and Dominic Hanson and Alexis and Callan Alderman
Robert is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Terrill and Donald Brown; a half-brother Robert L. Brown; and one sister Barb Schinderling.