Donald George Brossoit

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, June 16, 1928
Date of Death:
Monday, October 8, 2018
Age:
90 years old

Visitation

Date: Friday October 12, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Saturday October 13, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Memorial Service

Date: Saturday October 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Interment

Location: Oakwood Cemetery

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, June 16, 1928
Date of Death:
Monday, October 8, 2018
Age:
90 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, June 16, 1928
Date of Death:
Monday, October 8, 2018
Age:
90 years old

Donald George Brossoit

Donald Brossoit went to his Heavenly Father on Monday October 8, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Don was born on June 16, 1928 in Stephen, MN and grew up in Thief River Falls, MN. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Marines Corps. Following his military service, Don worked for Johnson Drake Engineering. One of his assignments was to survey the new Rochester IBM site. In 1958 he joined IBM. Don worked at IBM for 32 years and retired in 1990.

He met Rosemary Liebl in 1953 at a family wedding. They were married in March 1957 in St. Paul and had 56 wonderful years together until Rosemary’s death in 2013. Don spent the last 3 ½ years of his life at the Ponds at The Waters on Mayowood.

Don’s interests were varied; he took great pleasure in his family and was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed daily walks with Rosemary, gardening, and anything baked by Rosemary. He had a great sense of humor and never met a stranger.

Don was a skilled hockey player and participated in the first Minnesota High School Hockey Tournament in 1946. He later played for the Rochester Mustangs from 1952 to 1960. Don’s faith was central to his life and he was one of the original members of Pax Christi Church in Rochester.

Don is survived by his children, David, Daniel (Kim), Jeanna Raap (Verl) and Susan Kimball; grandchildren, Jeff Paradise (Kady), Brad Paradise (Brenna), Leah Brossoit (fiancé, Andrew Kinsel), Blake Paradise (fiancée, Meredith Clayton); great-grandchildren Riley and Walker Paradise; sister, Lorraine Waage; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Don’s family wishes to thank the incredible staff at the Ponds at The Waters on Mayowood for their love, caring and support. They were like a second family to Donald. The family also appreciated the wonderful and compassionate care provided by Mayo Hospice.

Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2018 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Loomis officiating. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12th in the River Park Chapel and one hour prior to the service. Interment of ashes will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Salvation Army.

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Hello Brossoits......


Heard from Karla today that our Dear Uncle Don went to be with our Lord and of course reunite with the love of his Life Aunt Rosemary.


Ann and I were both relived and saddened with the news but also inspired ....knowing that he had lived a full and fulfilling life.


Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you work through this difficult time.


All our Best,


Doug

Dear David, Dan, Jean Marie, Susan and families,


Your Dad and Mom were such special people in the Korsmo family’s life. My Dad drove him back to Rochester from Thief River after Thanksgiving long ago, and that led to a job, a move to Rochester, meeting my Mom... Your parents and all of you were dear friends and neighbors in Rolling Greens. 


I’ve never seen a couple more engaged and compatible than your parents. I can hear both of them laughing and remember seeing them walking and talking throughout NW Rochester. 


In your Dad’s later years I treasured our few in-person visits and our many phone visits. He always had joy and wonder and gratitude in his words and actions, even as his memory loss worsened. I loved hearing of 9-foot ceilings in his apartment and stories of Thief River. Talking with your Dad brought me closer to my Dad  


I know you’ll always treasure and find joy in his memories, even as you mourn his loss. Please know how much he meant to me and my family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. 

I am sorry for your loss.   Reading the obituary it shows he had a long and fruitful life and left a wonderful family.   


 

To the Brossoit family; especially Dan, Kim and Leah,


So sorry to read of your father and grandfather's passing.   Please know that during this time of sorrow, we are praying for you all, that you keep the wonderful and fun memories of him in your heart and mind forever.  


Sincerely,


Mark and Jan Bauman

To the family of Donald Brossoit, I am sorry for the loss of this great man.  The obituary was beautiful and it sounds as if Donald had a fantastic life with a very loving and caring family.  Take care!  Thom Haze.