David Lee Brott

Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

(November 20, 1946 - December 1, 1973)

The Lusk Herald
December 6, 1973

David Lee Brott

Word was received here late Saturday afternoon that David Brott, 27, of Gillette had been killed in an auto accident near Gillette. Reports were that it was an auto-truck collision but this has not been verified here. His wife Mary was with him at the time of the accident and has since been released from the hospital.

Funeral service was being held Wednesday in Gillette with graveside service to be at the Lusk Cemetery at 3:00 this Thursday. Friends may call at the Peet Chapel Wednesday evening from 7 to 8:00 or Thursday morning.

David Lee Brott was born to Judson and Lillie Munsinger Brott on November 20, 1946. He was reared to young manhood on the family ranch south of Lance Creek. He attended grade school in Lance Creek and Niobrara County High School. He joined the U. S. Army following graduation and served a year in Vietnam. He was united in marriage to Mary Morrow on December 14, 1970, at Eniston, Ala., and they later moved to Gillette where he was a roughneck. At the time of his death he was employed by the Wyo-Dak coal mine.

Survivors include his wife, Mary and three children of the family home; seven brothers, Rusty and Bobby Brott, who were making their home with their brother and family in Gillette; Sam of Lance Creek, Jake of Sioux City, Iowa; Frank of Newcastle; Tom and Randy and Eddie who live with their sisters, Mrs. Rex (Francis) Bell and Bonnie Brott in Arkansas.

His parents and three brothers died previously. His mother and one brother, Harry Bill were both killed earlier this year in separate auto accidents.

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