Obituaries

John Brockmann

April 5, 1931 - August 6, 2018

John Rodney “Rod” Brockmann, 87, a resident at the Holmstad Retirement Community in Batavia and formerly of St. Charles, IL.  Rod was born April 5, 1931 in Paullina, Iowa the son of Edgar Emil and Rosetta Henrietta (nee Kruse) Brockmann.  Rod was united in marriage to Virginia French June 22, 1957, in Cherokee Iowa. 

Rod was a passionate educator who loved to learn and even more he loved to teach.  He worked as a teacher for St. Charles District 303 for more then 30 years.  Rod had a love for his Lord and Savior.  He worshiped at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in St. Charles for many years.  During Rod’s earlier years he served in the United States Army during the Korean War as an assistant to the Chaplain.

He is survived by his loving wife Virginia; four children Dawn (Dennis) Pryer, Mark Brockmann, Joel Brockmann and Sara (John) Porter; nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren; a brother Paul (Nancy) Brockmann and a sister Mary (Art) Goldgrabe and numerous nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 101 South Sixth Ave. St. Charles, IL. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until time of service.  

Guest Book

  • John Stoffa The Stoffa Family extends their love and prayers to the family at the loss of Dad. He and your family have always been a great friend of our family. Truly a good and gracious man.
  • PENNY HOFER Prayers for peace and comfort to surround you during this time Aunt Virg. Hope for good memories to bring you peace and joy. Hugs to my cousins, as you morn your loss, with love and faith to guide you.
  • LJ Nothing can prepare us for loss. Gods word the Bible gives us comfort, it provides hope. “There is going to be a resurrection.” (Acts 24:15) God will restore life to those who have died, and they will have the prospect of living forever in paradise on earth. This is a promise from God, which we can have confidence in because he “cannot lie.” (Titus 1:2) May this hope comfort your greiving hearts. I am sorry for your loss.
  • Janice Sigona Virginia and family: We are so sorry to hear of Rod's passing. i will always remember he was ready with a joke I had never heard before. i sure enjoyed singing in choir with him and with you, Virginia. Our prayers are with you to find comfort even as he has had gone to be with Jesus forever.