Age 87 oF St. Paul, MN John Brimhall Brainard was born April 7, 1925 and died December 6, 2012 of congestive heart failure. His family includes his wife of 64 years, Andrea; daughter, Louise Hoversten, (Phil); son, John C. Brainard; daughter, Diana Brainard (Kent Carlson) and her daughters: Starr and Celesta Brainard; sisters-in-law, Rebecca Ueland and Joan Brainard and their families. He practiced general surgery in St. Paul for 33 years. The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at 11 am at the House of Hope Presbyterian Church, 797 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to: The Pillars Hospice Home, 6025 Upper 35th St. North, Oakdale, MN 55128 where he received excellent and loving care in his last few weeks.