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David Drown

David Drown

Wednesday, January 11th, 1939 - Friday, December 18th, 2020
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David Duane Drown of Marshall passed away on Friday December 18th, 2020 at the age of 81. After a courageous battle with cancer, he died peacefully at home with his beloved wife Carol and children (Pam, Pat, Greg, and Joe) by his side.

A walk-through visitation will take place on Sunday, December 27, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Marshall. A private family service will take place on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the remembrance center. A recording and livestream of the service will be available at www.horvathfuneralservice.com. Interment with military honors will take place at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Marshall. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be strictly followed.

David was born on January 11, 1939 in Minneota to Wilbur E. and Mary Ellen "Sis" (Kiley) Drown. He attended school in Minneota, graduating from Minneota High School in 1957.

David served in the United States Army from 1960-1967 during both the Cuban Conflict and Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1967.

As a young man David learned how to work hard and succeed at whatever job he took. In 1969 he began a long and successful 35-year career as a Registered Representative with Equitable Life Assurance of NY. David earned many awards during his career with the Equitable including the Million Dollar Round Table, The National Leader Corp for ten year, leading to being inducted into the Equitable Hall of Fame in 1987, the Equitable’s highest award you can earn.

David married Carol Ann (Woessner) on December 2nd, 1978 in Redwood Falls - to that union they added their four children: Pam, Pat, Greg, and Joe.

David loved all sports, especially golf, but would happily watch anything with a ball! He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren as “golfing grandpa.”

David was an avid supporter of the SMSU Mustangs since it’s second year in existence, serving as the Booster Club president and on the SMSU Board of Directors.

In 1985 David co-founded the SSU Celebrity Golf Classic with Carol and his “partner in crime” Merle Krull and has been a standard bearer of SMSU athletics fundraisers. In recognition of everything he and Carol did to make the tournament a success the Booster Club re-named it the David and Carol Drown Golf Classic to Benefit the Mustang Booster Club in 2012.

David’s support of the SMSU Athletics program was often reciprocated by the university. He was Inducted into the SMSU Hall of Honor in 1996, was an SMSU Honorary Alumni, and awarded the NSIC Volunteer of the Year in 2014.

Equal to his love of sports was his love of family and friends. He was fondly known by his friends as “dad” and he frequently gave those closest to him a nickname that made sense only to him. His was a life well lived and he will be remembered for his kindness, loyalty, generosity of spirit and as a “man of his word.” He will be lovingly missed by all of us.

David is survived by his wife Carol Ann Drown, children Pamela (Kevin) Larson, Patrick Drown, Gregory Drown, Joseph (Nicole) Woessner, grandchildren Daniel (Monica) Larson, Kayla Larson, Abigail Drown, Jacob Woessner, Andrew Woessner, Kassaday Summers, Krimzon Summers, and Chambree Woessner, and great grandsons Hawken David Larson and Riven Keith Larson.

He is also survived by siblings Bill Drown, Dee Paradis, Tom (Sandi) Drown, Mary (Chuck) Marcotte, Marcia Johnson, John (Pat) Drown, Dennis Drown, Dorothy (Randy) Reddig, sisters-in-law Kay Drown, Carol Drown, and Margie (Bob) Drown, and in-laws Marion Bertrand, and Marlyn (Judy) Sellner, and many nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by his father Wilbur E. Drown, mother Mary Ellen "Sis" Drown, siblings Bob Drown, Dick Drown, Joe Drown, Daniel Drown, Jim Drown, MaryAnn Drown, Phil Drown, and Chuck Drown, and in-laws Sharlene Drown, Mel Drown, Ann Drown, Bob Johnson, Bert Bertrand.

A special thank you to Mindy and Lynn and the staff at Prairie Home Hospice. Your compassionate and loving care for our husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather was a priceless gift to all of us.

Memorials can be made to Prairie Home Hospice and Community Care of Marshall MN and Holy Redeemer Church of Marshall.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 27th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 27th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Horvath Remembrance Center - Marshall
    Address
    404 W Lyon St
    MARSHALL, MN 56258
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    Notes
    Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be strictly followed.
  • Service

    Monday, December 28th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, December 28th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Horvath Remembrance Center - Marshall
    Address
    404 W Lyon St
    MARSHALL, MN 56258
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Private Family Service
    Officiant
    Rev. Father Anthony Stubeda
  • Interment

    Location
    Calvary Catholic Cemetery -Marshall
    Address
    MARSHALL, MN

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Julie Rossman

Posted at 01:57pm
Pam, Pat and Greg and the Drown family,
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear dad. May his memory be a blessing and may he rest in peace.

From your former neighbor on Thomas Avenue,
Julie (Rausch) Rossman
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John DeVos

Posted at 11:36am
Pat, Greg, Pam and the entire Drown family, my condolences to all of you on Dave's passing. So many great memories starting with baseball games at Freedom Park as youth to nights at the golf course and at SMSU events as adults. Sorry I couldn't be there in person, but it was nice to be at the service virtually.
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Anna Frank

Posted at 11:35am
My deepest condolences to Pam and her family on the loss of her dad. May God bring comfort and healing and redeeming love to all whose hearts are heavy, weary, numb, sad .... May God grant vision for the days ahead ... until you all meet again.
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Marie and Gary Hoffmann

Posted at 08:23am
Our sympathies and thoughts are with you, Carol, and your family. Dave was a guy that was special. Always a good word and a smile. Be well!
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David Drown Posted at 01:42pm

Marie and Gary, thank you so much for the memorial tree. Very fitting because David took a lot of time and care trimming and grooming the trees and shrubs around the house and sometimes on the golf course. He would, at times, offer suggestions to friends and family. We miss him a lot.
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