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Norman Dale "Doc" Brumwell

August 5, 1931 May 11, 2018
Norman Dale "Doc" Brumwell
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Obituary for Norman Dale "Doc" Brumwell

Norman Dale “Doc” Brumwell, 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 11th.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday, May 15th at the Solon United Methodist Church with Rev. Scott Kober officiating. Burial with Military Honors by the Solon American Legion will follow at Oakland Cemetery, Solon. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 PM at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Solon United Methodist Church, the Solon American Legion or the Solon Fire Department.
Doc was born August 5, 1931 in Urbana, Iowa, the son of Ed and Caroline Gehring Brumwell. He was raised in Solon where he graduated from the Solon High School in 1951. Doc was the class president and as a senior played on the Sub-State Basketball Championship team. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He spent two years in Itazuke, Japan as part of the 68th Fighter Squadron, better known as “The Lightening Lancers”.
On March 10, 1956 Doc married Eleanor Marie Stinocher in Iowa City.
Together with his brother, Vernon, Doc operated the Brumwell Flour Mill in Solon, later moving to South Amana.
Doc loved time spent playing the guitar and steel guitar, which he did professionally for many years. He played with The Country Gentlemen, The Kenny Hoffer Orchestra, and many other local groups. While serving in Japan he played with the Rice Pattie Ramblers. Doc enjoyed doing body work on cars.
He was a member of the Solon Methodist Church and the Solon American Legion Stinocher Post #460. Doc was proud to have been on the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight to Washington DC in October 2016.
Survivors include his three children, Scott (Jayne) Brumwell of Solon, Dale Brumwell of Iowa City, and Janet Glenn of North Liberty; five grandchildren, Hannah (Jason) Grimm, Jenni (James) Bertrand, AJ Brumwell, Sam Glenn and Justin Grimm; two great grandchildren, Elliot and Emmet Glenn; four siblings, Harlan (Jeanne) Brumwell of Cedar Rapids, Imogene (Marvin “Bud”) of Central City, Vernon (Linda) Brumwell of Texas, and Dorothy Kidwell of Arizona.
Doc was preceded in death by his parents, his wife in 2016, and his brother, Vearl.
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10:30 AM 5/15/2018 10:30:00 AM
Solon United Methodist Church

122 N. West Street
Solon, IA 52333

Military Honors by the Solon American Legion will be held following the funeral at Oakland Cemetery

Solon United Methodist Church
122 N. West Street Solon 52333 IA
United States

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Oakland Cemetery, Solon Final Resting Place

Solon, Iowa
Solon, Iowa 52333

Solon, Iowa Solon 52333 Iowa
United States

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