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Ascension Lutheran Church
Friday April 8th, 2016
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Saturday April 9th, 2016

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John Dean Brabec

Funeral services for John D. Brabec, age 77, of Albert Lea, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home.  Rev. Janet White will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery.  Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

John died Monday, April 4, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Community.  

John D. Brabec was born October 23, 1938 in Albert Lea, the son of Louis and Mildred (Vogt) Brabec.  After spending some of his early years in Connorsville, Indiana he returned to Minnesota, graduating from Albert Lea High School in 1956.  On July 22, 1960, John married Beverly Farris at Salem Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.  John worked for 40 years at Streaters before retiring.  He was a member of Carpenters Union Local 766 for over 40 years, Trades & Labor Senior Housing for 10 years, and the Eagles since 1995.  John enjoyed woodworking and was always doing what he could to help family and friends.

John is survived by his sister, Sandy Godtland; brother-in-law, Sonny Farris; sisters-in-law, Norma (James) Nelson and Loretta (Don) Norden; many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews; and special friend, Darlene Limesand and her family.

John was preceded in death by his son, Greg; wife, Bev; parents and grandparents; sister, Bevery Brabec; brother, Gary Brabec; brother-in-law, Dick Godtland; nephew, John Brabec; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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Lots of fond memories. Our hearts are with you.

Thomas Connly Apr 6 2016 12:00 AM