Evan Stanley Brown

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July 17, 1933 ~ March 29, 2023

Evan Brown, 89, Sioux Falls, SD, went on to Glory on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at Good Samaritan Center, in Sioux Falls.

   A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 29, 2023, at Heartland Funeral Home in Brandon, SD.  All are welcome to attend and celebrate Evan’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Wounded Warriors Project in his honor. A livestream link will be provided to watch the service beginning at 10:30am on April 29th.  Click the link to watch live https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvElzD5LxPUAj1RI58fngDr1pYTBRkvEl.

    Evan Stanley Brown was born July 17, 1933, in Decatur, IN, to Rev. Arthur and Althea (Stratton) Brown. He grew up in Elgin, IL. He was known to his family and friends as “Bookie.” It was a name given to him as a young man. Evan enjoyed sports in high school; excelling in football. After graduation, he attended Biola College in California. Evan then served in the Navy and Marines in the Korean War.

   On September 20, 1958, Evan married Sally Posson. Two children were born of this marriage; Daniel Evan, and Scott Douglas. The family expanded with six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

   Evan owned a barber shop in Elgin, IL. He later decided to try farming in Northville, South Dakota. Evan also enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and outdoor life.

   Evan is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sally; two sons, Daniel (Karla) Brown, Sioux Falls, and Scott (Pam) Brown, Harrisburg; six grandchildren, Sarah (Kevin) Varilek, Harrisburg, Ryan (Jamie) Brown, Sioux Falls, Eric (Maria) Brown, Harrisburg, Marshall (Giezelle) Brown, Pierre, Kallie (Joe) Kroeger, Mankato, MN, and Hazen Brown, Sioux Falls; nine great-grandchildren, Claire and Adam Varilek, Evan, Nora, and Micah Brown, June and Gretta Brown, and Evelyn and Camille Kroeger; and one brother, Rev Arthur Brown, Western Springs, IL; and niece and nephew, Becky (Dan) Misslitz, Aberdeen, SD, and Gary Gould, Chaska, MN.

   Evan was preceded in death by an infant son; parents, Rev. Arthur and Althea Brown; brother, Palmer Brown; sister, Alice (Bud) Schaefer; and sister-in-law, Susan Brown.

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  • Tom & Jodi-Wilkins Carr says:

    Sally, Dan, Scott & families, Sending our prayers and hugs to all of you as you grieve the loss of your husband, father, grandfather & great-grandfather. Oh, the joy Bookie must be feeling as he meets his Lord and Savior and his reunion with his family and friends as he sings with God’s choir in heaven. The stories they must be telling when they set eyes on one another again. May God be with you and just know Bookie will be with you always in your hearts and in your memories. Sending our Love.

  • Bruce Hintz says:

    Dan & family,
    Sorry to hear your dad passed away. I still have memories meeting him in Northville during our weekend trip from SDSU. We are thinking of you and your family. Take care.
    Bruce Hintz
    Lead, SD

  • Dan says:

    Thanks Bruce, good to hear from you

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