John W. Brosh
Date of Birth
November 16, 1953
Tilden, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
June 10, 2022
Ashland, Nebraska
Celebration of Life Directions

Monday, June 20, 2022 ~ 11:00 a.m.
Gretna United Methodist Church ~ Gretna, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Monday, June 20, 2022 ~ 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Gretna United Methodist Church ~ Gretna, Nebraska


Gretna United Methodist Church ~ Gretna, Nebraska

John William Brosh went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 10th, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family after a recent terminal illness diagnosis.

John was born on November 16th, 1953, in Tilden NE to Donald (Buzz) Arthur and Jeanne Marie (Lewis) Brosh.  He was baptized and confirmed at Meadow Grove United Methodist Church in Meadow Grove NE.  John graduated from Norfolk Senior High School in 1971.  After graduating, John went on to attend Nebraska Technical College, Milford NE and graduated with an Associate of Applied Arts Degree in Architectural Technology in December 1972.  While attending college, John became a member of the TAU DELTA SIGMA of the Nebraska Technical Drafting Society.  John began his career after college at Rosvold Architects, Norfolk NE. In 1978 he began working at NUCOR STEEL – Nebraska in the Engineering Department as a Designer until his retirement in 2017.

On July 5th, 1980, John married the love of his life Jami Sue Claussen at the First United Methodist Church in Norfolk NE.

The family of John W. Brosh would like you to know that above all his family meant the most to him.  He also enjoyed planes, trains, automobiles, and motorcycles.  As a child John loved to play with his train sets and dreamed of becoming an astronaut.  At 15, John obtained his pilot license before he received his driver’s license.  When he received his driver’s license his first love was his 1971 Vitamin-C Plymouth Duster.  His entire life he loved the smell of a new car.  After he raised his family, John was able to reinvigorate his love of motorcycles. John bought his first Harley in 2008 making him a 14-year Harley’s Owners Group member. He loved hitting the road traveling the wide-open plains of many states with his wife.

John also loved farming with his father, golfing, the Huskers, the Beatles, John Wayne, James Bond, Star Trek and Star Wars movies.  But most of all, he loved being at home.

John is survived by his spouse of 41 years, Jami Sue Brosh of Ashland NE; two children, J.P. (Melissa) Brosh of Omaha NE, Bailey (Sam) Rouse of Doniphan NE; two grandchildren, Adelaide and Ansley Brosh of Omaha NE; stepmother, Eline Brosh, Norfolk NE, stepsister, Judith Boelts, Omaha NE, stepbrothers, Bruce (Barbara) Nissen, Omaha NE, and Brian (Nancy) Nissen, Norfolk NE; brother-in-law, David (Patricia) Shipley, Lincoln NE, sister-in-law, Heidi (Roger) Koerting, Norfolk NE, sister-in-law, Joni (Scott) Reynoldson, Grand Island NE; cousins, Mary Beebe, Burbank California, Randee Marie Sucksdorf, Meadow Grove NE, Gerry Graber, North Bend, OR, and Bill Graber, Ewing NE; and his nieces and nephews, Aron, Janai, Elliot and Tessa.

John is preceded in death by his parents; Donald (Buzz) Arthur Brosh and Jeanne Marie (Lewis) Brosh; sister, Tonda Sue Shipley; his paternal and maternal grandparents; and his father and mother-in-law.

John lived by the motto:  “Live to Ride and Ride to Live on God’s Journey!”





Condolences for John W. Brosh
  1. Mary Beebe
    • June 12, 2022 - 4 months ago

    Dear Jami,
    I am so very sorry to hear about John. I am so thankful that we were able to see each other after so many year. When I first saw John it was like seeing Uncle Buzz! I do remember his orange car.
    My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Take care,

  2. Tim, Tammie, Jocilyn, and Addison.
    • June 12, 2022 - 4 months ago

    John and Jami were the perfect duo. I am glad I had the chance to met and hang out with John few times over the years. He always treated my family and kids as if they were family. He taught me some things that I still use to this day at work and at home. John was very patient and kind man that I’m sure every one he met John left a positive impression. Thoughts and prayers at this time for Jami, J.P., Bailey, and the Family.

  3. Kitty Rokicki
    • June 13, 2022 - 4 months ago

    I am so sorry for your loss of John. May you find strength and comfort in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My prayers are and will be with you.

  4. DIrk Petersen
    • June 15, 2022 - 4 months ago

    Jami and family,
    I am very sorry to hear of the passing of John. I really enjoyed all the conversations I had with him. He always had such a positive attitude and always talked about his family. He was a great Nucor Teammate! He will be sorely missed.
    Dirk Petersen

  5. Carrie Taulbee
    • June 15, 2022 - 4 months ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Jami and family.

  6. Sandy Goeken
    • June 15, 2022 - 4 months ago

    Jamie –
    It has been a long time since I have seen you guys but I have great memories of John – his sense of humor and his smile. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Hugs and prayers!

  7. Garnet Volquardsen
    • June 16, 2022 - 4 months ago

    Jamie and family so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Roger Poellot
    • June 16, 2022 - 4 months ago

    I will miss my longtime friend as you his family will miss John. Since high school John and I were good friends and Jami I hope you know how much my old friend meant to me. I sure did miss his presence at the 50 year reunion last September. May John ride on in Harley heaven until I can join him.

  9. Keith & Phyllis Barg
    • June 16, 2022 - 4 months ago

    Our deepest sympathy to you Jami & your family. We were shocked and saddened to hear about Johns passing
    May God give you the strength you need to go on. May all the wonderful memories help

  10. Keith & Phyllis Barg
    • June 16, 2022 - 4 months ago

    Jami & family. We are deeply sorry & saddened hearing of Johns passing. May God gove you each the strength to continue on. May the many memories help you.

  11. George & Suzanne Yager
    • June 17, 2022 - 4 months ago

    You may not remember us as it has been a long time. We lived across the street from you in Woodland Park. George and John worked together at Nucor. So sorry for your loss as he was much too young. You and your family are in our prayers.

  12. Sherri Swoboda
    • June 18, 2022 - 4 months ago

    Dear Jami and family,
    We were sad to read of John’s passing. We want to send our love and prayers for God’s peace.
    Roy and Sherri Swoboda

  13. Bill Staub
    • June 20, 2022 - 4 months ago

    John was a great guy and a great friend. We are so sorry we can’t make it to the services but our thoughts and prays are forever with you during this time of loss.

    Bill & Nancy Staub

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