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-James R. Brotherton-

James R. Brotherton, 66, of Muscatine, Iowa died Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at the University Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City, IA. Funeral services for James were held on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. at the Grandview Community Bible Church of Grandview, Iowa. Pastor Darryl Erickson officiated the services. Burial was held at Grandview Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in James’ name. Sympathy notes may be left for the Brotherton family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com

James Ronald Brotherton, was born May 10, 1940 in Moline, Illinois, the son of James Raphield and Sarah J. Hathaway Brotherton. On May 5, 1958, James was united in marriage to Ella M. Wilson in Iowa City, Iowa. James was employed at JI Case from 1958 until 1987. He then was the owner and operator of Island Grocery from 1987 until its closing in 1997. James was currently employed by Quest Diagnostics.

James will be deeply missed by his wife, Ella of Muscatine, three sons, James R “Butch” Brotherton, Jr. of Monticello, Iowa, John Brotherton and wife, Donnetta of Grandview, Iowa and Joseph Brotherton and his wife, Kim of Wapello, Iowa; one daughter, Roxanne Schlapkol and her husband, Gary of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one great-granddaughter, Hailey to be born in February, and one sister, Judith Goodrich and her husband, Richard of Summerville, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers in infancy, John and Jack Brotherton.

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