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John Brose

Longtime Marion resident John L. Brose, 82, died June 29, at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

Born Aug. 27, 1927, in Marion, to Leo and Ruth (O’Brien) Brose, he graduated from Marion High School and attended Kansas State University.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

On Feb. 20, 1959, he married Ella Reinke. She preceded him in death.

He was owner and operator of Brose Liquor in Marion.

Survivors include two daughters, Laura Williams of Florence and Lisa Brittain of Wichita; a brother, John of Herington; two sisters, Michelle and Jeaneen of Colorado Springs; and three grandchildren.

A celebration of life service was Tuesday at Marion Cemetery. Cremation had taken place.

Memorials have been established at Marion City Library and St. Luke Hospital Foundation in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion.

Last modified July 7, 2010

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