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Walter Brott

April 29, 2018

Walter Brott 89, of Ogallala passed away Sunday April 29, 2018 at Indian Hills Manor in Ogallala. Walter was born on November 24, 1928 in Perkins County to Henry and Anna Elizabeth (Lofing) Brott. Walter received his early schooling at District #60 in Perkins County.

After schooling, Walter worked on the family farm until 1951 at which time he was drafted into the Army. He served in the Korean War for two years and was awarded the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars.

In 1953 Walter moved back home to the farm where he lived and worked until he retired. Walter Married Norma Jean Starkey on August 1, 1954. They were married in the St. Johns Lutheran Church.

Walter holds life memberships to the American Legion, VFW, and the DAV. He has been a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church since baptism, He was also confirmed in the Lutheran Faith on October 11, 1942.

Walter is preceded in death by his wife Norma, his parents; four sisters, Caroline, Ester, Lillian, and Rosie; and seven brothers, Rineholt, William, Henry, John, Leo, Harry and Marvin.

Survivors include three daughters; Teresa (Ken) Thompson of North Platte, Beverly (Merlin) Rapp of Paxton, and Bonnie( Gary) Wong of Lake Grove, New York.; one sister, Katherine (Ronald) Stuehm of Holdredge; one brother Harvey (Jeannie) Brott of North Platte; five sister in laws, Marion Brott, Ethel Brott, Shirley Brott, Lilace Brott and Faye Brown and eight grandchildren, Kerri Rapp, Jon (Eryn) Rapp, Jenilee Rapp, Mathew (Marsha) Thompson, Shawn Thompson and Stephanie Walrod, Aaron ( Makayla) French, Brandon French and Cortney (Don) French- Dupreme and 6 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday May 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Draucker Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Friday May 4th at 10:30 a.m. in the St. John's Lutheran Church , southeast of Ogallala with Rev. Robert Pierce officiating. Burial will follow in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery with Military honors. A memorial is established to the St. John's Lutheran Church. Condolences may be sent by signing the guest book at where the service will be live streamed for those unable to attend.

Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is entrusted with arrangements.

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