‘Buck’ Bown dies at 87

Marion "Buck" Bown

Marion “Buck” Bown

Marion Lyle “Buck” Bown, 87, formerly of Mobridge, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Aberdeen Health and Rehab.
A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 12:30 p.m., at Greenwood Cemetery in Mobridge with Brent Alkire officiating.
Buck Bown was born May 31, 1926, to James and Clara (Wilding) Bown of Onida. The youngest of eight brothers, he grew up on the Bown Brothers Ranch east of Agar. In 1944 he graduated from Gettysburg High School as valedictorian.
On Jan. 15, 1949, he and Alma Olson were married in Pierre. Buck and Alma made their home on the family ranch, where their four children were born.
After 17 years on the ranch, the family moved to Aberdeen where he was a professional house painter.
In 1979 they moved to Mobridge where they enjoyed living near the Missouri River and fishing.
He enjoyed his time on the golf course and enjoyed recounting baseball stories from his younger days.
In June of 2013, with failing health, he became a resident of Aberdeen Health and Rehab nursing facility.
Buck is survived by a son, Steven of Huron; two daughters, Carol (Ron) Passmore of Huron and Nola (Bob) Spoerl of Madison, Wis.; a brother, Sidney of Pierre; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Alma, son David, his parents, and six brothers.
Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements. Friends may sign his online guestbook at shriversmemorial.com.

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