John F. Brutsche 63, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on August 3, 2013 in his sleep after a three year battle with cancer. John was born June 21, 1950 in Omaha NE. John was one of eight children born to Frank and Betty Brutsche of Omaha NE.
John served in the Air Force and after moving to Arizona served in the US Coast Guard Reserves for 12 years. John is survived by his wife Barbara, Phoenix AZ, Son Andrew, Daughter-in-law Jessica and Grandson Tyler, Waddell AZ. He is also survived by Sister Kay Stevens, Omaha NE, Brother Joe Brutsche, Goodyear AZ, Sister Virginia James of Peoria AZ, Brother Timothy Brutsche, Ft. Calhoun NE, Brother Dan Brutsche. Cave Creek AZ and Sister Mary Brutsche, Omaha NE. John also has numerous Nieces and Nephews who will always consider John their "Favorite Uncle. "
John moved to Arizona in 1977 and in 1979 he joined the Maricopa County Sheriff Office. John was a friend to all and a Mentor to many. He shared his job Knowledge with his peers without reservation. He served in various assignments within MCSO and gave 32 years of Distinguished Service to the people of Maricopa County.
John has the respect of and has made many Friends in the Law Enforcement community from many Jurisdictions. John was Vice President of his FOP Lodge 2 (Fraternal Order of Police).John still is a member in good standing of the Old Geezers and he is also a member of the MOPAR Car Club. He was a Horse lover and spent many years breeding, raising and training Quarter Horses. John liked and appreciated tools and equipment. He enjoyed building the new fences to improve his Horse property, working on his 67 GTX and riding his BMW Motor Cycle.
A Memorial Service will be held on August 24, 2013 and will start at 11:00 AM at the "new LIFE COMMUNITY church" located at 8155 W. Thunderbird. Peoria AZ 85381. After the Service a Reception will be held Starting at 3:00 PM at the FOP Lodge 2. Located at: 12851 N. 19 Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85029. In lieu of Flowers please make donations to: Salvation Army and/or St Jude Children Research Hospital.