Dale LaVere Brown


December 26, 1928 - February 23, 2013



Dale LaVere Brown was born December 26, 1928 at DeSmet, SD, to Earl and Iso (Muser) Brown. He grew up and attended school at Erwin, SD and graduated from Erwin High School in 1946. He was in the US Army for four years and served in Alaska during the Korean Conflict. He returned to South Dakota and graduated from Nettleton Business College in Sioux Falls. On November 17, 1956 he married Mona L. Overbaugh at Luverne, MN. They lived in Pierre where he was employed by the South Dakota Department of Transportation. They moved to Mitchell in 1958, where he worked for Jerry Ross Accounting, then General Motor Equipment.  Dale worked at Bauer Dental Studio as bookkeeper and office manager for most of his career, retiring in 2004.  Over all these years Dale also did independent bookkeeping and tax preparation for D & L Implement and many other individuals and businesses. He was a member of Resurgam Lodge No. 31, Eastern Star Starlight Chapter #41, the El Riad Corn Palace Shrine Club, and was a lifetime member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his life partner of 15 years, Carole Wirt of Mitchell, three children: Laurie Brown of Vermillion; Julie Jones of Sturgis; Douglas Brown and wife Robbie of Litchfield, MN; five grandchildren: Ian Steckelberg of Rapid City; Tess Jones of Sturgis; Ryan, Bryce and Corey Pritchett of Litchfield MN, and one brother, Joseph Brown of Dakota, MN.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mona in 1996, his son Robert Craig Brown in 1994, two sisters, Eva McKibben and Joyce Long and two brothers, Arleigh “Pat” Brown and Frank Brown.   


A memorial fund has been established.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Masonic Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Thursday, February 28, 2013
10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
310 North Rowley Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemtery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Dawn Hanson on March 8, 2013
Laurie and Family
So sorry to hear about your Dad ! You are in my thoughts and prayers. I enjoyed getting to know him - he was quite a little character & made me laugh! I saw how close you were to him and know you will miss him but just know he's watching over you & waiting on the other side till it's your turn to join him.
Posted by Beth Boehnke on February 28, 2013
I worked with Dale at Bauer Dental - he will be missed by many and he had a great sense of humor also. My prayers go out to the family of Dale.
Posted by Tony and Paula Nelson on February 27, 2013
Laurie and Family,

Tony and I were sorry to hear of your dad's passing. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in the special memories you share of him.
Posted by Linda and Jim Richardson on February 27, 2013
Laurie and Family,

Jim and I send you our heartfelt sympathy. We were deeply saddened to learn of your dad's passing. We continue to keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Rest in Peace, Dale . . .
Posted by Gwen Van Gerpen on February 26, 2013
Laurie and Family,
you are so in my thoughts. Carol H. told me today and my heart goes out to you. If you need something I'm here.
Posted by lyman and joy brown on February 26, 2013
our proayers are with the family and friends. may God bless you and guide you throu the upcoming days.
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