John J. Brasch, 57, of Rosalie, Nebraska died on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 6, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bancroft, NE; Pastor Philip Hale will be officiating. The visitation will be held on Sunday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Bancroft. Burial will be in the Bancroft Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh - Smith Funeral Home in Bancroft.
John was born on December 15, 1957 in West Point, NE, the son of Vernon and Shirley (Lange) Brasch. He attended Rosalie High School graduating in 1975. Following graduation he worked at Vollers and Sons in Pender, NE as a mechanic. Later he worked at Precision Engine and Machine as a machinist. Following this he opened his own business “Transmission Specialist”, where he built racing engines, transmissions and did other machine work. He moved to Wahoo, where he worked on a feedlot near Mead, NE for a couple years upon getting married and helped raise a stepson for several years. He later divorced, worked for Cornhusker Trailer Mfg. before returning to the family farm as his and his father’s health declined. Vernon passed away in 2005 from Cancer. His mother Shirley later died in 2012 after suffering from Parkinson’s disease. John spent time reading, building stock car engines in his early years and later helping his brother Lee with farming as his health allowed. John was a caring man, who enjoyed time with his stepson Matthew and friend Debby.
He is survived by his brother Lee (Lydia) Brasch of Bancroft, NE, stepson Matthew, aunts, uncle and cousins.
John was preceded in death by his parents and an Uncle Duane Brasch.