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John L. Brockwell

Published: Friday, May 16, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
John L. Brockwell

POLO – John L. Brockwell, 90, of Polo, passed away at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Polo Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. He was a lifelong farmer in the Polo area.

He was born Dec. 14, 1923, in Polo, the son of Thomas and Mary (Deaderick) Brockwell. He married the former Lois M. Montgomery on April 6, 1947, at First Presbyterian Church in Oregon. She preceded him in death on Oct. 23, 2007. John served in the Army during World War II with the Anti-Tank Company 272nd Regiment 69th Infantry. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the American Theater Service Medal, and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal. John was a past commander and member of Polo American Legion Post 83. He also served on the Polo Fire Department Board, and was past president of the Polo Co-Op. He loved the farm, and truly was blessed to have all of his children living nearby. He also spent 6 months a year in Florida, where he enjoyed times with his extended family there.

He is survived by his daughter, Kenda (Larry) Kersten, and a son, Kevin (Shirley) Brockwell, both of Polo; and two granddaughters, BreeAnn Brown and Devin Brockwell.

He also was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James Brockwell; and a sister, Gladys Welch.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Dixon, with the Rev. Gene Schmidt officiating. Interment, with full military honors accorded by Polo American Legion Post 83, will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.

Memorials may be made to Polo American Legion Post 83.

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