Brian Despain


Brian Despain, 70, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa died at 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, Ill. Brian was a graduate of Mediapolis High School and attended Culver Academy Military School in Culver, Ind.


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, Ill. and Chad Despain of Port Richey, Fla.; 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.

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