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Brian August Brossart

Jul 31, 2021

Oct. 25, 1963-July 15, 2021

Brian August Brossart,

age 57, of Winona, Min-

nesota passed away

Thursday, July 15, 2021 at

Rochester, Minnesota.

Brian was born October

25, 1963 to August and El-

izabeth Brossart at Rugby,

North Dakota.

Brian graduated from

Leeds High School and

then attended the Univer-

sity of North Dakota, earn-

ing a degree in Industrial

Engineering. He worked

hard to put himself

through school, going to

work at 4:00 a.m. and

then on to classes at the

University. During the

summer, he worked for

Ton Thompson on the

farm in rural Leeds, North


Brian started his career

at Turtle Mountain Com-

pany in Dunseith, North

Dakota. In 1993, he was

hired in Winona, Min-

nesota by Benchmark

Electronics where he

worked over 27 years and

has lived in Winona ever

since. Brian worked tire-

lessly and was fully com-

mitted to his job. It was

not unusual for him to

work on weekends to

complete tasks or conduct

experiments. He had be-

come a primary contact

for audits, at both Roches-

ter and Winona sites. Bri-

an was a very respected

and genuine boss. He was

both witty and kind. He

helped many people out

over the years and would

not stand for someone

putting another person

down. Brian’s passions

outside of work were

playing his drums. He

was an excellent drummer

and had played in several

bands over the years. He

often said it was a “stress

reliever”. He developed a

compassion for homeless

animals while at the

Winona Humane Society.

He also enjoyed his

flowers. Although during

the past few years, Brian

wasn’t able to make it

home very often, but his

family loved when he

came to visit.

Brian is survived by:

his three sisters, twin,

Brenda Brossart of Grand

Forks, Lynda (Scott) Hum-

ble of Cavalier and Deb

(Allan) Hoffart of Rugby;

two brothers, Ronnie

(Rita) of Leeds and Randy

(Cindy) of Rugby; many

nieces, nephews, cousins;

other relatives and

friends. He was preceded

in death by his parents, a

nephew, Matthew Bros-

sart and many aunts and


Memorial services will

be held at 1:00 p.m. on

Saturday, August 7 at the

Anderson Funeral Home

in Rugby followed by a

time of sharing and burial

at 2:30 in the Little Flower

Catholic Cemetery in Rug-

by. Father Franklin Mill-

er, officiating. The ser-

vice will be livestreamed

and to view please click

on the link to our

YouTube page found on

the bottom of his obituary

page on our website


There will be a visita-

tion from 12:00 noon to

1:00 p.m. on Saturday at

the funeral home.

Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry:



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