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Jan Brutans

Jul 22, 1934 - Jun 9, 2019 (Age 84)

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My condolences to all of the Brutan family!! Unfortunately I have severe anxiety issues and am on Oxygen so I cannot attend the services!! My heart and soul are still with the family !!! Love always Diana Ferguson-Cox

Wonderful memories of times I shared with Uncle Jan and the Brutans family. Vacationing, Camping and attending an enormous variety of sporting events. I will always remember his passionate sports enthusiasm and contagious sense of humor- he was one of my biggest fans. I will remember him fondly! RIP Uncle Jan~

Susan and Sherry, so sorry for your loss. I always remember your dad's smile, he always had it all the time. It's been a while since we were kids on 20th St. Take care you are in my prayers

So sorry, I knew Jan from when Marissa and I ran around together while attending Jefferson high on 9th st. Great memories.

I remember Jan, Valois and Marissa when they attended Monitor school for a short time.

In loving memory of a wonderful person. I will miss you always. You were a great person to work with at G.F.

To the Brutans family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have great memories of teaching David, Susan, and Sherrie at Longlois School, and I have great respect for your family. David Billings, former Longlois teacher


Jan's Obituary

Jan Brutans, 84, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at his residence.

He was born July 22, 1934, in Valka, Latvia, to the late Edgars and Minna (Silins) Brutans. His family was evacuated to Germany in 1944 during WW II and then moved to the United States in 1949.

Jan graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School in 1956.

After becoming a US citizen, Jan proudly served in the US Army from 1956 until 1958.

On December 26, 1959, he married Phyllis Vaughn in Lafayette and she survives.

Jan retired from Kraft Foods in 1990.

Jan was a very loving, compassionate and devoted family man. He was an avid sports fan, particularly the Atlanta Braves and Purdue Boilermakers, and enjoyed traveling, camping, eating out, and playing ping pong and cards.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Susan (Rex) Dismore and Sherrie (Chuck) Wheeler both of Lafayette, and a sister, Marissa Huddleston. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Jan was preceded in death by a son, David Brutans, and a brother, Valdis Brutans.

Friends may call from 2:00 pm until the time of the service at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Soller- Baker Funeral Home, 400 Twyckenham Blvd. Lafayette. Pastor David French will be officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Franciscan Hospice in Jan’s name.

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