Charles Richard "Dick" Brososky, 87, of Ft. Shaw, was a heck of a guy who never got in a fight he didn't win or met a woman he couldn't charm.
At least, that's how he might tell it if he were still with us, but he died suddenly in Great Falls, Montana on the morning of December 12, 2019, at 87 years old.
He did enjoy a tall tale, and his life held a mighty cast of characters. He is survived by Jeanne Anne, his loved and loving wife of 63 years, his sister Glennis, and his brother Keith with wife Marianne.
There are also his four children with their partners-in-crime, Gregory Charles and Crystal, James Michael and Joyce, Dianne Lynne, and Timothy Scott and Becky, plus six grandchildren including Blake, Jared, Nicholas, Travis, and Zachary, two great-grandchildren, Ella and Nora, along with other family and good folks too plentiful to name. He is predeceased by his brother Dennis and granddaughter Amanda.
Dick was an avid outdoorsman and snake wrangler who paddled a mean canoe and could walk the legs off a centipede when searching for dinosaur bones and arrowheads. In his later years, he traded his hunting rifle for binoculars and a camera to enjoy decades of bird watching and nature photography. He also enjoyed woodworking and growing vegetables.
For paid work, he installed elevators, sold insurance, and spent 27 years building Ford tough vehicles for the road ahead. He was also a vocal and productive city council member for 6 years in Saline, Michigan, where he and Jeanne raised their kids.
Before he lived in Michigan, he was born someplace Out East they call Antwerp, Ohio, to Wilbur Francis Brososky and Wavena Longberry. His travels included Germany for the Korean War and camping in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for the smoked fish. He came back from Europe hale and whole, but he once left a gallbladder in the U.P. Dick and Jeanne found their way to this great state of Montana for their retirement, where he was up to all manner of mischief until his health failed.
In his last years, Dick and Jeanne co-authored his book of stories titled Long Forgotten Letters.
He was loved, and he is missed. Per Dick’s wishes no memorial services service will be held at this time.
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