Lloyd William Brown, 86, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Kavanagh House in Des Moines.

Funeral will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Hamilton Funeral Home, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. The cremains will be interred in Carroll at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Lloyd was born Aug. 13, 1926, to Kirk and Helen (Lampe) Brown in Palmer, Iowa. He married Helen Ruth Grimsman in 1950, and they farmed in Arispe and Arcadia. They enjoyed polka dancing and were the Iowa Polka King and Queen.  During retirement they played cards and socialized in southern Texas. They moved to West Des Moines in 2010.

Lloyd is survived by his wife Helen Brown; sons Richard Brown and Ron (Jan) Brown; daughter, Debra Smith; sisters, Eva Mae Shannon, Betty Jane Ehm, Patricia Anderson; and his brother, Eugene Brown; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild.