Sept. 19, 1945-Jan. 19, 2020
MARSHALL — A memorial gathering of family and friends for John Brobst, 74, of Marshall, will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. A prayer service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Private burial will be in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Marshall.
He died peacefully with family by his side on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at his home in Marshall.
John Clare Brobst was born Sept. 19, 1945, in Flushing, New York, to Clarence and Gladys (Cameron) Brobst. His family moved around a lot in his youth. John found himself at the Marshall High School in 1961 where he met Jean Hess. The high school sweethearts were married on July 2, 1966, after John completed college.
After deciding to settle back in Marshall again, John had a fulfilling career as a successful CPA. He bought the business from Lee Hoffman and was a managing partner with Brian Hoffman. He was very involved in the community and was a dedicated father, never missing an event. John cherished his three children and wife of 53 years who he would do anything for.
John enjoyed adventure. He and Jean traveled extensively and enjoyed long walks at Camden State Park. John was an avid reader, hunter, fisherman, and golfer.
Blessed be his memory.
John is survived by his loving wife, Jean Brobst of Marshall; children, Todd (Jenn Nuss) Brobst of Hopkins, Ryan (Lisa) Brobst of Cedarburg, Wis., Jessica (Jason) Thomas of Denver, Colo.; his pride and joy – his five grandchildren, Jude Brobst, Samantha Brobst, Corgan Thomas, Easton Thomas, Emma Thomas; siblings, Linda (Doug) Dahl of Greenbush, Kathy (Mike) Brabender of Champlin, Wis., David (Becky) Brobst of San Antonio, Texas; brother-in-law, Ed Bailey of Cedar Falls, Iowa; nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Liesa Bailey; and infant brother, Jerry Brobst.