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Obituary: Donald T. Brusso

Laurium – Donald T. Brusso, 87, passed away peacefully at the Omega House on Friday June 28 with his family by his side.

Don was born in Florida Location December 8, 1931 to Dominic and Lucille (Krug) Brusso. He attended local schools. Don served in the US Army from 1948 to 1952. He married Norma Mackey in 1956, and the couple resided in Laurium. Don owned and operated Laurium Auto Body Shop from 1956 to 1972. He then worked for the Calumet Public Schools for twenty years as a bus driver and custodian, and retired in 1992. Don enjoyed the outdoors, especially fly fishing for trout and small game hunting. He was a long-time member of the VFW and the NRA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons Jay and Jeff, and granddaughter Jamie. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Dallas and Gary, and sister Loretta Finley.

He is survived by his wife Norma, son Jim (Kathy) Brusso of Clearwater MN, daughter Jan Arten of Laurium, five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM at the Ryan Funeral Home on Monday July 1, and one hour prior to the funeral service. Copper Country Veterans will conduct military honors at the funeral home on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday July 2 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Laurium.

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