|Birth: ||Nov. 30, 1950|
|Death: ||Apr. 30, 2007|
James Curtis "Jim" "J.C." Brotherton, 56, of Medill, Mo., died Monday April 30, 2007, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois, following a battle with cancer.
He was born Nov. 30, 1950, at Kirksville, Mo., a son of Alvin C. and Helen Dochterman Brotherton.
He married Bonnie L. Davis on October 8, 1972, at the Granger Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie, of Medill; his mother-in-law, Loubelle Davis of Granger, Missouri; three daughters, Tammy L. Brotherton of Centerville, Iowa., Wendy J. Armstrong and her husband Scott, of New London, Iowa, Jessie L. Brotherton and her fiancée Mike Hayes of Burlington, Iowa; two grandchildren, Austin and Rachal Johnston of Centerville, Iowa; a step grandchild, Erin Hayes of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; also, sisters and brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents; and aunts and uncles.
J. C. attended Flint Ridge and Luray Elementary Schools, graduating from Kahoka High School in 1968. He received additional education at M. D. T. A. Trade School in Palmyra.
While growing up, he helped his father on the farm and helped other area farmers. In 1970 he entered the Army and was stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, then Ft. Bliss, Texas, and later Fairbanks, Alaska. He served 18 months and following his discharge, worked for Glenn Mohr farm and Matlick Lumber Co. both of Kahoka and Closser Farms of Pulaski, Iowa, at the old Keller farm northeast of Luray. The next 30 years he was employed by Fruehauf at Montrose and when laid off worked various other jobs including, Griffin Wheel and Sammons Construction, both of Keokuk, the City of Kahoka street department, and Harold Trump farm and Joe B Humes farm. When Fruehauf-Wabash plant closed its doors he went to work for Knapheide Manufacturing in Quincy, Illinois and had been employed there the past five years until he was no longer able to work following his cancer diagnosis on January 9, 2007.
JC enjoyed working. He loved to stay busy, whether he was at his job or at home working on the family vehicles. He enjoyed building things. He and Bonnie made and sold many nativity sets by request and other wooden and craft items for family and friends. He like going to flea markets and in earlier years enjoyed deer hunting. For the past 10 years J. C. enjoyed being a Civil War Re-enactor with his family. The things he enjoyed most was working in the garden, giving tractor and 4-wheeler rides to his grandkids and spending time with his family. His life-long dream was to someday have a farm of his own,
Funeral services were held Friday, May 4, 2007 at 10 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Rev. Dan Deatrick officiating. Special music was "Angels Among Us", "Holes in the Floor of Heaven", "Daddy's Hands", and "I'll Wait for You".
Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Schreck, Dale Gill, Bob Arnold, Lowell Gordy, Roger Daniels, and Devere Brotherton.
Pallbearers were Scotty Kuntz, Terry Briggs, Jr., John Overhulser, David Overhulser, Doug Jones, and Jack March.
Burial with military rites by Ayer-Boatman Post #4342, VFW, Herman Blum Post #192, American Legion, and Missouri military honors detail. Burial was in Combs Cemetery at Luray, Missouri.
Visitation was held after 9 a.m. Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials in lieu of flowers were suggested to the the family.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.timeformemory.com/wilsonfh
The Media - May 7, 2007 ed - P2, C3-4
Alvin Curtis Brotherton (1923 - 1981)
Helen Louise Dochterman Brotherton (1928 - 2003)
Created by: Peggy Dochterman
Record added: Jul 01, 2012
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