Daryl "Brownie" McDowell, age 86 of Jamaica, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Regency Park Nursing & Rehab in Jefferson, IA. According to his wishes he has been cremated and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Daryl "Brownie" Eugene McDowell was born on May 19, 1930 in Greene County, IA to Lester Ralph and Delia Alice (Nicholas) McDowell. He attended school at Rippey. He was united in marriage to Mary Lou Godfrey at the First Christian Church in Perry on August 17, 1950. He worked at Oscar Mayer for many years and owned and operated McDowell's Kozy Kennel. He also was a custodian and did maintenance at Dawson School and drove a school bus for years.
He was a member of the Dawson Fire Department and served on the Dawson Police Department. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, woodworking and building. He liked doing his own mechanic work, remodeling work and home repairs
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou McDowell, brother, Vernon McDowell and a sister, Verda Kever.
He is survived by his daughters, Kathy (Wayne) Cline, Milo, MO and Karen (Dale) Janovick, Jamaica, IA, 2 grandchildren, Amber (Adam) Tucker and April (Vanessa) Cavner and a great grandson, Hudson Tucker.
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