Obituary Record

Olin K Brown
Died on 4/25/1975
Buried in Arlington Cemetery

Brown, Olin K, 63

Died 25 April 1975 Burial in Arlington Cemetery

Published in Enterprise on 1 May 1975


Olin K. Brown, well known Arlington television and repair man, died Friday following a two-vehicle accident in Omaha. Mr. Brown was 63 years of age at the time of his death.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 29th, at the Arlington Community Church with Rev. Bryce Hecht officiating.

The accident took place at 90th and Military Avenue in northwest Omaha. The Douglas County Sheriff's office said Mr. Brown was driving east and was in collision with a pickup going north on 90th Street. The driver of the pickup was Alex Budzinski, 61, of Omaha. Mr. Budzinski suffered cuts on his head.

Mr. Brown had been a long time business man in Arlington. At one time he had a liquor store and lounge before selling the business to Al and Marge Bendig. Mr. Brown was still active in the television sales and repair business.

He was born January 27, 1912, in Fremont County, Iowa. Brown had lived in Arlington for 20 years and lived in Shenandoah, Iowa, before entering the army. He was a member of American Legion Post 71, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8332, life member of Disabled American Veterans and served in the European Theater during World War II.

Survivors include brothers, Ralph, Omaha, and Willis, Fremont; sisters, Mrs. M.A. (Lucille) Abshire, Arlington and Mrs. Clarence (Luella) King, Willington, Delaware.

Visitation was at Reckmeyer Funeral Home.

A memorial has been established for the Arlington Rescue Squad.

Military graveside services were conducted by the Arlington Post of the Veteran of Foreign Wars and American Legion.

Pallbearers were Richard, Terry and Duane Brown, John Strenger, Lawrence Laaker and Emory Samuelson. Organist was Mrs. Alvin Voss and soloist was Mrs. Laverne Schmidt.

Burial was in Arlington Cemetery.

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Olin K. (O.K.) Brown was born January 27, 1912 in Fremont County, Iowa. He was the son of Lee R. and Myrtle Minter Brown. He farmed near Shenandoah, Iowa until entering the Army during W.W. II. He served in the European Theater. Following his discharge he lived in Omaha for a short time and has been a resident of Arlington for 20 years. He operated the O.K. Radio and Television Service. He was a member of the American Legion Post 71 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8332. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.

He passed away, Friday, April 25, 1975 in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 63 years, 2 months and 28 days. He is survived by 2 brothers, Ralph and Willis Brown, 2 sisters, Mrs. M.A. (Lucille) Abshire and Mrs. Clarence (Luella) King, and by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother, Derrel.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Find a Grave Memorial # 44910128

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 5/1/1975