Brian Despain, 70, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa died 9:25 a.m. Thursday, July 5, 2018 at his home.
Born August 6, 1947 in Iowa City, Iowa he was the son of Willis N. and Thelma Gwen (Hutchcroft) Despain.
He married Linda Sawyer on May 5, 1978 in Oquawka, Illinois.
Brian was a graduate of Mediapolis High School and attended Culver Academy Military School in Culver, Indiana. He worked for Wal-Mart Distribution in Mt. Pleasant for over 15 years. He was of the Methodist faith.
He loved to fish, was a gun enthusiast, collected coins and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Survivors include his wife Linda Despain of Mt. Pleasant; seven children, Tami Despain and Laura Despain both of Salem, Iowa, Pamela Hill of Burlington, Robert (Deanna) Thomason of Burlington, Brian (Michelle) Despain Jr. of North Richland, Texas, Tara Despain of Rockford, Illinois and Chad Despain of Port Richey, Florida; 17 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and one sister Gwen ( Fred) Scholer of Burlington.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Brandy in infancy and one sister Nancy Miller.
Private graveside services and interment for Mr. Despain will be held at Aspen Grove Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
I met Brian shortly before he passed away really enjoyed visiting with him and Linda. Linda is my best friend she loved him so much You will be missed by your family and friends . Rest In Peace my friend
Brian was a wonderful man. I remember when i first met him in 1985. What I thought would be an awkward moment, he made very comfortable. He was easy to talk to, understanding, and caring. I will miss him dearly. Love and miss you Brian. ❤ Rest In Heaven
Dad I love you and miss you. This doesn't seem real to me yet. I'm blessed to have had the time that we did have together. You taught me everything I know and you will live within me everyday. Thank you Dad!! And dont worry we will all look after mom for you. Rest in Peace Dad
An amazing loving father, brother, husband, grandfather and friend. Rest in peace Brian, We love you so very much ❤️
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