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Clemens David Brossart

Apr 24, 2021

Sept. 3, 1959 – Apr. 15, 2021

Clemens David Bros-

sart, the son of Joseph and

Margaret (Bachmeier)

Brossart was born on Sep-

tember 3, 1959 in Rugby,

North Dakota. He died

peacefully at the age of 61

years on Thursday, April

15, 2021 at his home on

Lake Metigoshe, North


Clem was raised on the

family farm near Barton.

He attended Little Flower

School and graduated

from Rugby High School.

After high school he went

on to farm. He was unit-

ed in marriage to Wanda

Olson on October 19,

1979 in Rugby. They

were blessed with three

children and raised their

family on their farm west

of Rugby. In 1997, he

bought his first semi and

started JAT trucking,

named after his three chil-

dren, Jodi, Ashley and

Tyler. He loved being on

the road. He continued

trucking until May of

2020. That summer, he

helped Pete Salwey with

cement work until his ill-

ness no longer allowed

him to work, which was

hard for Clem, as he al-

ways stayed busy working

on projects. Clem and

Wanda sold their farm

and moved permanently

to Lake Metigoshe in

2018. He was a member

of the Little Flower

Catholic Church, Knights

of Columbus, served on

the Justithe Council and

was active in Pierce Coun-

ty 4-H. When he wasn’t

on the road, he always

stayed busy and enjoyed

working on things, wheth-

er it be a landscaping pro-

ject, woodworking or fix-

ing whatever needed to be

fixed. He took pride in all

the things he created. He

enjoyed watching his

grandsons play hockey

and loved days spent on

the lake with family and

friends. He was the best

dad and grandpa and was

a genuinely nice man,

who dedicated his life to

help others.

Clem is survived by his

wife, Wanda; children,

Jodi Brossart (Kerry) of

Minot, Ashley (Marques)

Stricker of Warroad, Min-

nesota and Tyler Brossart

of Minot; grandchildren,

Shanx and Huxley Strick-

er of Warroad, Minnesota;

siblings, Angie (Walter)

Busch, Phyllis (Ken)

Gefroh, Daniel (Donna)

Brossart, Maurus (Sandy)

Brossart, Margaret (Larry)

Vetsch and Nick (Sheryl)

Brossart, all of Rugby,

Dorothy (Dave) Haman

and Helen (Rick) Leh-

mann, all of Towner;

in-laws, Duane and Shir-

ley Olson of Rugby;

sisters-in-law, Virginia

(Dan) Held of Selz and

Brenda Olson of Rugby;

brothers-in-law, Allan

(Shannon) Olson of Kado-

ka, South Dakota and Bob

Olson of Bismarck; nieces,

nephews; other relatives

and friends. He was pre-

ceded in death by two

brothers, George in infan-

cy and Al Brossart; a

brother-in-law, Roger

Schell and his parents.

Visitation was held

from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 22 with a

rosary and vigil prayer

service beginning at 7:00

p.m. at the Anderson Fun-

eral Home in Rugby.

Graveside services for

the family only were held

on Friday, April 23 at 2:00

p.m. at the Little Flower

Catholic Cemetery in Rug-

by. Father Franklin Mill-

er, Celebrant. A Celebra-

tion of Life was held on

Friday at the Rugby


Honorary Urn Bearers:

Pete Salwey, Beau Ker-

sten, Dan Helm, Dan

Held, Robert Brossart and

Gary Demers

Honoraries: All his

trucking buddies and


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