Obit: Brost, Lambert J. (1929 - 2016)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Brost, Dettmering, Enders, Juza, Mayer, Tuma, Werner

----Source: WIGM/WKEB Obituaries (Medford, WI) 10/26/2016

Brost, Lambert J. “Red” (9 JUL 1929 - 23 OCT 2016)

Lambert J. “Red” Brost, 87, of Medford died Sunday, October 23, 2016 at his home.

Red was born July 9, 1929 in Medford, to the late Anton J. and Margaret (Enders) Brost. He attended Holy Rosary School and Medford Senior High School graduating in 1947.

On June 16, 1951 he married the love of his life, Adeline Mayer, in the post chapel at Fort Bragg, NC where he was serving in the U.S. Army.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War.

Upon graduating from high school he was employed at Gelhaus & Brost Chevrolet, Inc. of Medford. He became co-owner and was appointed a General Motors Dealer in 1960, a position he held until ill health forced his retirement in 1995.

Red was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, a life member of the Knights of Columbus and of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a long time member of the Taylor County Sportsmen’s Club, the NRA and EAA. He was also a member of the Medford Fire Department for 12 years and a past member of Tee Hi Golf Club and the Medford Curling Club.

He enjoyed camping, hunting with his four sons, riding his UTV and collecting WWII era model airplanes. He also loved to restore vintage trucks, tractors & military vehicles.

He is survived by his four sons, Joel (Lori) and James (Vicky) of Medford; and identical twin sons Tim (Kathy) of Plain City, OH and Todd (Jolene) of Eau Claire. “Papa Red” was the proud Grandfather of 8 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by two sisters, Arlyle Mayer of Green Bay and Marlene Dettmering of Medford; and by three brothers Leroy, Vernon and Allen (Joanne) all of Medford.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife in 2005, a son, Charles in infancy; two sisters Rita Werner and Peg Tuma; and one brother Tom.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 29 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Father Philip Juza and Father Frederick Brost officiating. Full military honors will be presented.

Visitation with family and friends will be on Saturday, October 29 Holy Rosary Catholic church from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m.

Following the service a luncheon will be held at the Holy Rosary cafeteria. A further celebration of Red’s life for family and friends will be held at the Medford VFW from 2:00 – 6:00 Saturday.

Internment of his cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are made in the name of the Holy Rosary School or the Aspirus Medford Foundation.



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