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Obituary for Nathan John Brass

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Nathan John Brass

February 12, 1960 - April 17, 2012

Nathan John BrassJohn we were sad to learn that you went fishing without us on April 17, 2012. It is hard to sum up in little words everything that you meant to everyone or what you have accomplished in your 52 years. You have been such an inspiration to us since you came to this world on February 12, 1960 in San Jose. Raising hell and enjoying life to the fullest prevented you from finishing high school but didn’t stop you from having great jobs by building and repaving our roads. Your passion of arm wrestling, fishing, and music has influenced so many people. Thank you for sharing the things you loved most with us. Your dry humor and your contagious smile made us want to be with you any time we could whether it was to go fishing or just have a beer. You are the most caring and compassionate man we have ever met. You were always willing to lend a hand anyway you could. Sadly we watched you slowly wither from the rheumatoid arthritis that took over your body but yet you never let that change your attitude; you embraced it and dealt with it. We will forever remember and miss you; from all of us that you left behind.Go fishing and have a beer with Mike and tell him we said hi. We love you John the Fisherman! And we know that you were judged big enough to keep.We want to invite all of your friends and family to celebrate your life on Saturday April 28, 2012 at 1pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836 36th street in Ogden, Utah. Please send us your condolences and a memory at


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Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012

Time: 1:00 pm -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


Timeline for Nathan John Brass

Born: February 12, 1960
Died: April 17, 2012

Condolences for Nathan John Brass

Elaine Blik posted on 4/28/12

John, when I first got into armwrestling in 1991, you were such an icon in the sport! Joel remembers you as one of the best lightweight armwrestlers ever known. You had so much to offer and it was an honor to know you and be associated with you. We felt so priveledged when you would compete in our Idaho competitions. I remember you as a soft spoken man with not a negative thing to say about anyone. We could all take a lesson from you on that. I feel badly that I was unaware of your health problems and you were certainly too young to leave this earthly life.You will be fondly remembered in our hearts and in the hearts of those in our armwrestling family.


Tammy posted on 4/27/12

You'll always have a special place in my heart. May you rest in peace John.


Justin chadwick posted on 4/26/12

John was a life long friend of mine I grew up calling him uncle john you tought me alot in these years wether it was a lesson in life that I needed to know like the time I pawned all my guns for a girl or just a new trick at the arm wrestling table everything you ever told me I took and used to help me be better. I will miss all the good times that we had to come and cherish all the ones we had. Cast a line out for me and save me some big one. GOOD TIMES UNCLE JOHN


TERRY SMITH ( BELL) posted on 4/25/12



Colleen Wayman posted on 4/25/12

You well always be in my thoughts. It was very nice to talk in the time that we had. You were a very giving man even though we just talk on the phone. I really think that you were a very special person. I could remember when I was young going to Nana's house over the weekend and we would set down and talk about you, even though you were not around to see Nana always made sure that you would stay alive in our hearts. The day that I got to talk to you was the happiest day in my life. Your cousin for ever.Love ya,Colleen


Kevin Beller posted on 4/24/12

The world lost a great man and very good friend when John Brass passed.I will remember all the good times we had together wether it be hunting fishing or working on his house or just sittin around bullshitting and drinking beer.He had alot of challenges in life but he stood tall and over came them, he was a very respectible guy and I will miss him dearly.Rest in peace John Brass! Im happy for you to be pain free now but it's us that are left behind that will have to bare the pain of loosing you.Love you Brother. Kevin Beller


Tina rinne posted on 4/24/12

Even though we never met i fill that our paths have crossed before Know you will never have to live with pain walk among us and be freeTina rinne


Sherry Stoker posted on 4/24/12

John, thanks for always having my back! And for taking Zack under your wing and helping me with him. You alway kept your promise's, a man of his word! Love you and I will miss you


Sherrell Stoker posted on 4/24/12

John you always have been very special to me, I have lots of memories with you growing up as a child. Thank you so much for being there for us kids, love you, and we will miss you


Terry Alexander posted on 4/24/12

John, A big memory I have is when, after way to many years of no contact with you and Matt, I found a 'Nathan J. Brass' in the Ogden phone book in a CA library. I called the number and said I was looking for my brother John. You said "Hi Terry". Also when all of Joyce's 6 kids got together to visit Nana. She was so thrilled to see us. I will treasure all of our times together before and after that and my phone calls from you asking for advice with your arthritis. I miss you little brother.Terry


Mr Lloyd C Warthan posted on 4/23/12

The first two memories that pop into mind are: The big snowball fight we had by the house in South Ogden against the neighborhood in 1972 or 3.For the fishing it was definitely the trip to the reservoir, I think it was Fontanelle. The catch we all had (you me denise mike curtis david mom matthew and dale) was awesome. Of course you went below the spill way where all the lunkers were and scored big.Love to you and all the relations that receive you..


vernalie nelson posted on 4/23/12

I will forever miss you John the Fisherman!!