James Allen Brust
1936 - 2021

James Allen Brust

Feb. 6, 1936 - Feb. 19, 2021

VALPARAISO, IN - James Allen Brust, 85 of Valparaiso, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 19, 2021. He was born February 6, 1936 in Valparaiso to Henry and Sadie (Wellsand) Brust. Jim graduated from Morgan Township High School and proudly made his career as a lifelong farmer. He was a 10 year 4-H member, 4-H Beef Superintendent, and a member of the Porter County Farm Bureau Co-op Board of Directors. Jim enjoyed cattle shows and traveling with his wife. He will be remembered as a hardworking man and a loving and devoted husband and father.

On September 14, 1957 in Valparaiso, he married Sharon Jessen, who survives, along with their children: Doreen (Greg) Birky of Valparaiso, Curt (Donna) Brust of Valparaiso, Karen (John) McGinley of Kouts, Mark (Mary Jo) Brust of Chesterton; 16 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and sister, Rachel Hannon. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his grandson, Wade Brust.

A private family service will be held at Kosanke Funeral Home, with a private burial to follow at Adams Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jim's name to Dunes Hospice.

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Published by The Times on Feb. 22, 2021.
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Chris & Sheree DeLache
February 24, 2021
I´m very sorry for your loss . Found memories of your family . God bless and Rest In Peace.
Holly mills Mills
February 22, 2021
Sharon, Doreen, Curt, Karen, Mark & families: We're so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. May your great memories comfort you now. We always enjoyed playing cards and games with him, going out to eat, and watching him dance to Proud Mary "one more time". Also had fun with him and you, Sharon, in Florida, showing us all the places in Ft Myers, especially Fleamasters. He will truly be missed, and may his soul now rest in peace. Wish we could be with you now. Love you all!
John & Jean Jessen & family
February 22, 2021