Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island with the Rev. Bob Foster officiating. Burial is in Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island, with military rites by Milan American Legion 569/200 and VFW Post 1303. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
He was born March 7, 1942 in Peoria, Ill., the son of Gerald M. and Janice P. Burd Brown. He married Penny Trede of New Windsor, April 23, 1966, in Rock Island.
Dick graduated from UTHS, East Moline, in 1960. He was a Marine Corps veteran.
Dick enjoyed sporting events, hunting and fishing. He was interested in coaching and working with young people. In his earlier years, he was a bullrider and judge at rodeos in the Midwest. For the past 25 years he was a calf roper and a team roper. He was a member of the United States Team Roping Championships.
He was employed by various trucking companies in the Quad-City area, last working at Crouse Cartage Company as a dispatcher and supervisor until retiring in October of 2000. He was a member of Teamsters Local 371.
He and his wife, Penny, raised quarterhorses on their farm near New Windsor, where they have resided since 1969.
Dick is survived by his wife, Penny; sisters, Marilyn Seifert and Elaine Garrett, nephews, Richard Nordholm and Blaine Garrett, nieces, Ericka Doye and Melissa Garrett, all of Colona; numerous great-nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents.