Obituary Record

Richard "Rich" Brostad
Died on 8/29/2017

Brostad, Richard “Rich” 8/29/2017 Note: veteran

Printed in the August 31, 2017 Fremont Tribune, Fremont, Nebraska

Richard “Rich” Brostad

Oct. 26, 1950 – Aug. 29, 2017

Arlington – Richard “Rich” Brostad, 66, of Arlington died Aug. 29, 2017.

Survived by wife Karen; daughters, Amanda TenEyck and fiancé Tim Nietzel of Omaha and Cassandra Brostad of Austin, Texas; granddaughter, Taylor TenEyck; brothers, Larry (Linda) of South Sioux City and Jay (Karen) of New Ulm, Texas.

Visitation will be Friday from noon to 8 p.m. The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church in Kennard. Interment at Prospect Hill Cemtery in Elkhorn. Memorials to the church or Arlington Fire Dept.

Richard Dale Brostad was born Oct. 26, 1950, in Fairfax, MO, to Byam and Margaret Jeppeson Brostad. He attended elementary school I Omaha, and in 1961 his family moved to Waterloo. He graduated from Waterloo in 1968. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps before graduation and shortly after found himself on the way to Camp Pendleton and on to Vietnam. Rich was a machine gunner and obtained the rank of sergeant before leaving the Corps. “Once a Marine Always a Marine”, and Rich was proof of that. Dennis Clark and Mike Meadows were his lifelong Marine brothers. Rich received a degree in welding from Metro Tech Community College, however, he spent most of his working life as a machinist and manufacturing supervisor. He spent many years at Valmont and Vickers Corp. in Omaha. He retired from AccuCut in Fremont in 2005.

In 1974, he married Karen Christie at Our Saviors Baptist Church in Elkhorn. Karen and Rich were blessed with two daughters and one granddaughter. They raised the girls in Arlington. Rich was a member of the Arlington Fire Dept., American Legion, Marine Corps League and Grace United Methodist Church in Kennard. Rich was an outdoors man and loved hunting and fishing, cooking bar-b-que and a cold Budweiser. But the best thing of all was being Taylor’s Papa.

Reichmuth Funeral Home, 21901 W. Maple Rd.

Note: an abbreviated obituary was printed in the Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 2017 Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraska, with veteran’s flags.

~~obituary courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska ~~~

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Printed in the Fremont Tribune on 8/31/2017