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John A. Brott – Obituary

Name: John A. Brott

Age: 71

Born: 02-17-1949

Died: 10-06-2020

Memorial services celebrating the life of John A. Brott, 71, of Big Lake will be private.  John passed away of natural causes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at home.  Entombment will be in Assumption Cemetery, St. Cloud.

John was born on February 17, 1949 in Milbank, South Dakota to Louis and Caroline (Stolpman) Brott Sr.  He graduated from Tech High School and from the St. Cloud Vocational College with a Machinist Degree.  John married Mary Sowada on May 22, 2004.  John was employed as a machinist for Brown-Boveri Turbomachinery in St. Cloud for ten years prior to Bondhus Corporation in Monticello where he remained until retirement.      

John enjoyed collecting and repairing old phonographs, and collecting old records.  John was also very caring, providing care for his mother for many years until her passing in 1992.

He is survived by his siblings, Marie Hoium of Madison, Minnesota, Sylvia (James) Hoihjelle of Rice, Louie Brott of Little Falls, and Judy (Mike) Schommer of Brainerd; and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary in 2017; parents, and siblings, Francis Brott, Louise Marie Brott and Rosina Nelson.

Guestbook for John A. Brott

Janell Palmer
, Neice
October 11, 2020, 2:35 pm
I am praying God will comfort all those grieving for this kind man. I wanted to share a memory. I was probably only about 9 or 10 when we went to visit Uncle John and Grandma Brott. John played us a song on his record player. Still to this day whenever I hear “Little Red Riding Hood” I think of Uncle John. He loved his phonographs and records even way back then. God bless you Uncle John
Tammy Lyng
, God daughter and niece
October 9, 2020, 5:27 pm
My deepest sympathies for Mom, Aunt Marie, Uncle Louie and Aunt Judy and the nieces and nephews that Uncle Uncle John dearly loved. Uncle John was a special man. Very caring and loving. He cared for his mother until her passing and he cared for his wife until her passing. He loved family and family get togethers. He will be sorely missed at the Hoihjelle Christmas’ and the family reunions! He loved playing games and talking with everyone. He was so proud of his phonographs and really enjoyed talking about them among other things. Because I live so far away, those get togethers meant so much to me. Time catching up with Uncle John and the other relatives. Fly high, fly free into the arms of Jesus and your loved ones John. I love you and miss you! -Tammy
Debra Harden
, Niece
October 9, 2020, 4:29 pm
Aunt Marie, Sylvia (Mom), Uncle Louie, Aunt Judy, Our deepest sympathies go out to you all. We will we all miss (Uncle)John. Especially at our Hoihjelle Christmas. I smile when I think of him playing our games- his laugh and his smiling face. It won’t be the same this year. John will be forever missed! May the Lord bless and comfort you all. Our prayers are with you always! We’re sorry for yours (and our) loss. We love you all. Love The Harden Family!
Jennifer Levandowski, Cora, Sofia and Aron
, Daughter in law, Son in law and grand daughters
October 7, 2020, 5:33 pm
John (grandpa) you will be forever missed. Even though we were related only by marriage you touched our hearts in so many ways. I don't even know if you really understood how much. You were so giving of yourself always. And when the girls came you were an amazing grandpa. We loved our visits with you. The girls were heart broken last night when we found out after dance of your passing. I could hardly console them. They cried saying Grandpa will not get see us dance anymore. We miss him so much. It's not fair. You coming to dance every year was amazing. It always meant a lot to us all. Your passing has left an empty spot in our family. The girls said last night I will never forget grandpa and his jelly beans, burnt toast and his phonographs. I gave them the one for their dolls that you would have given them on their golden birthday coming up and they have been playing it all morning. It's hard to believe you are gone. We had planned an outing to come see you but god decided he needed you more. We will eat all the yummy jams we had made for you maybe even on burnt toast. We will put a record on our phonograph and give the handle a crank. You will be forever missed we love you so much. It is hard not to be there to say good bye and wish you the best on what's a head. I can heal but the closure for the girls will be harder. We will look at your photos often and will talk and remember all the good times we spent together. So many! We were blessed that you let us in and wanted to be a big part of our lives. We will miss you John...till we meet again love the Levandowski girls! May you rejoice in seeing Mary and your mom again.

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