BRUNETTE, John Francis, age 73, of Mechanicsville, Va., formerly of Fond du Lac, Wis. and Green Bay, Wis., passed away peacefully Thursday, May 23, 2019. He was born June 30, 1945, in Green Bay, Wis., the son of Jerome J. and June M. (Flint) Brunette. He was drafted by the Navy in 1967 as a Seabee, achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He was stationed in South Korea, where he met his future wife. John is survived by his wife of 49 years, Yon Tuk Brunette; son, Scott (Amye) Brunette of Mechanicsville, Va.; two grandchildren, Gavin and Garrett; sisters, Julie Brunette of Madison, Wis., JoPat (Joseph) Frechette of Fenton, Ill., Jill Greunke of Apple Valley, Minn. and Jennifer (Dennis) Steckbauer of Byron, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jerome Brunette; and one sister, Jeannie Tregoning. John moved to Mechanicsville, Va., in 2009, to be near his grandchildren that he greatly adored and shared a special bond with. He was also an active volunteer at the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Moose Lodge.

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