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  1. Jeremy and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss of Justin. He was such a quiet, kind, funny person to be around and I have a lot of fond memories of hanging out with him. I know that it is hard for you all, but I believe he is watching over all of you and always will be. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers, and my memories of him close to me.

  2. I’m gonna miss you Dad, you were the only parent who was there for me my whole life and you were the only inspiration I had to get me out of my active addiction. You gave me life in the beginning and you saved me from taking my own life later on, without you I wouldn’t be the man I am today. I love you and I’ll miss you everyday for the rest of my life. You’re at peace now and the suffering is over.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss.
    We went to school together and I always considered him a friend.
    So sad to hear.

  4. I am so sorry to hear this. He was always so kind to me growing up, and had such a sweet soul. Rest in heaven, my friend

  5. Denise and family,
    I am so sorry to learn of Justin’s passing. Memories are the best gift loved ones leave us. Praying for peace, comfort and love during this time

  6. Even though we hadn’t kept in touch the past couple of years, I still considered Justin my friend. Justin was a very good man and had a good heart. I remember many good conversations that we had had about life and the things that life threw at us. We love both Justin and Alex. Our deepest condolences and prayers for you Alex and the entire family.

  7. I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. 🙏🏻

  8. Jeremy and family, so sorry to hear about Justin, I have fond memories of the Brockel twins, growing up next door their grandparents and all of school. Justin was always such a sweet guy and had a beautiful soul. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Rest in peace Justin.

  9. Safe journey bro. It seems this life can be a flash in the pan. It’s not the number of days we spend here, or years, it’s the amount of wisdom we glean from our time. Our triumphs, our failures, our shortfalls, and our merits, as evolving souls, all stand to our credit in the school of life. We all have our time. In fact, every day I wake up alive, I consider, wow, I’m the oldest I’ve ever been. Ha ha. I don’t mean to make light of the temporary nature of our time here, but, there are plenty of tears along the way, so laugh when you can. Come to think of it, what a funny family we have. If life is a monumental tail, then we’re a bunch of characters, for sure. The Source will be with you, always.

  10. I’m so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers

  11. So many wonderful memories from the “Class of 93” and growing up together in Forsyth. I am so sad to hear about one of the “Brockel Brothers” gone too soon. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family- RIP Justin!

  12. So sorry to hear of Justin’s passing. We were longtime neighbors of the Brockels and got to be friends with all of the family. Losing him will leave a big hole in the family as you were a tight knit group. My family’s prayers are with all of you.

  13. I only knew you a few years, but I learned alot from you. You were a true solid friend. Barbie and I will miss you alot.

  14. Oh, those Brockel boys! Justin was a ray of sunshine 🌞
    My sincere condolences to the family…

  15. We did not know until 3 weeks ago that he was ill. So very sorry for family and friends loss. We only knew him during the years he worked for us at the Rails Inn Cafe, but we enjoyed his friendly attitude and work ethic. He and Jeremy kept the Cafe working at a high standard. May he be happy for eternity 😊 with those who ha e gone before. Roy and Colleen Hoppert.

  16. The Brockel’s and Crosby’s shared many happy memories. On the river in the snow and just hanging out. My heart goes out to each of you – praying for your memories to help you thru.

  17. I’m grateful for my time with Justin as a kid. I have a lot of great childhood memories growing up with Justin and Jeremy on 2nd street in Forsyth. Thinking of the family during this difficult time. Rest in peace Justin.

  18. “May the four winds blow you safely home.” Love and peace to you Justin.

    Aunt Arlene

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