Wednesday, April 5, 2023 • Vol. 145, No. 45

Kenneth G. Brobston Sr.

Kenneth Brobston Sr.Kenneth G. “Red” Brobston Sr., 80, of Vermont died at 11:15 p.m. March 1, 2023, at his home.

He was born June 30, 1942, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, a son of Howard and Evon Ferrel Brobston. He married Karen Wilson on Oct. 23, 1976, in Vermont. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, April Fullenkamp of Burlington, Iowa, Pam (and John) York of St. Paul, Iowa, and Tanya (and William) Morgan of Vermont; two sons, Allan (and Robin) Deen of Yarmouth, Iowa, and Kenneth (and Becky Fewkes) Brobston Jr. of Table Grove; two brothers, Dennis (and Georgia) Brobston of Middleton, Iowa, and David Brobston of Canton; 13 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond “Tony” Brobston and Howard “Bud” Brobston; and one sister, Patricia Brobston.

He worked at Caterpillar in Mapleton for 30 years, retiring in 2006. His first job was at Owens Gas Station in Burlington, Iowa. He also did a lot of mechanical work and worked at the Vermont Foundry in Vermont for some time.

He was a member of the UAW Local #974 in East Peoria and the Vermont Fire and Rescue Squad.

Graveside services were held Sunday at Vermont Cemetery with Pastor Matthew Thiner officiating. There was no visitation. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Vermont Fire and Rescue Squad.

Condolences may be sent to

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/8/2023

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