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John E. Brest

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[January 01, 2023]  HAMEL - John E. Brest, 84, of Hamel passed away on Friday, December 30th, 2022, at his home.

Service:  A graveside servicewill take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 6th, 2023, at Lucas Chapel Cemetery in rural Lincoln

Funeral home: Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, Lincoln   

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John E. Brest, 84, of Hamel passed away on Friday, December 30th, 2022, at his home.

John was born on January 1st, 1938, in Lincoln, the son of Lyle and Helen (Trail) Brest. He married Deborah Lewey on October 28, 1978, in Collinsville. She survives.

John is also survived by his three children: Kimberly Brest (Troy Northington), Alan Brest (Amy Werner), Sharon (Rob) Fitzsimmons, a step-daughter: Terri (Rick) Elrod, 8 grandchildren, and one sister: Faye Adams.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters: Shirley Britt and Norma Edwards.

John served his country in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1960. He was of the Lutheran Faith. John enjoyed being outdoors where he would go mushroom hunting and fishing. Most of all he loved his family and will be deeply missed.

A graveside service for John will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 6th, 2023, at Lucas Chapel Cemetery in rural Lincoln, with Pastor Brian Wachendorf officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Lincoln American Legion Post #263.

Memorial Donations in Johnís memory can be made to the Wounded Warriors & Disabled American Veterans.

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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