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Terry Kent Brown

March 19, 1958 ~ January 12, 2022 (age 63) 63 Years Old


Terry Kent Brown, of Des Moines, died Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 20th at O’Leary Funeral & Cremation Services in Norwalk, with visitation one hour prior.

Terry was born March 19, 1958 to Robert and Patricia (Carper) Brown.  He was the youngest of eight children and grew up in the Norwalk/Cumming/Des Moines area, graduating from Norwalk High School.

Following graduation, Terry joined the Marines.  His service in the USMC was very important to him and he carried the lessons he learned with him throughout his life.

Terry worked as a truck driver, most recently for Fed Ex Freight.  Prior to that he worked at Holland and Contract Transport. He married Rosanne Hixson on April 23, 2016 in a gazebo on the Iowa State Fairgrounds and they made their home on the south side of Des Moines.

Terry is preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Bobby, Kris, Jerry and brother Michael who died at birth.

Terry is lovingly remembered by his wife, Rosanne; his children Betsy of St. Charles and Ben of Pleasant Hil;, his step children, Josh (Angie) Lossner of Altoona, Laura (Sean) Alison of Norwalk, Ross Lossner of Des Moines and Beth Ann (Cody) Marcum of Melcher-Dallas; his grandchildren Charlie Ann, Gabe and Luke; his siblings, Dixie (Steve) Black of South Carolina, Cathy (Dave) Fuson of Missouri; and the mother of his children, Laura.


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January 20, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
O Leary Celebration of Life Center (Norwalk)

Celebration of Life
January 20, 2022

11:00 AM
O Leary Celebration of Life Center (Norwalk)


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