Curt Ervin Brost, age 74, of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, peacefully passed away at Sheboygan Health Services on March 12, 2023. He was a gentle giant with a big personality, and he will be greatly missed by family and friends.
On November 12, 1948, Curt was born to Harry and Selma (Mueller) Brost. He grew up in Sheboygan and attended North High School, Class of 1967. Curt continued his education at Lakeland College, graduating in 1971.
During Curt’s school years, he played football, basketball, ran track, and distinguished himself as a natural athlete. He played semi-professional football for the Sheboygan Red Wings.
For 32 years, Curt worked for the Kohler Company as a Senior Processing Engineer. He was instrumental in launching the Kohler Engine Plant in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Curt enjoyed hunting, gardening, cooking, and a good campfire. If you needed someone to get the singalong going, Curt was your man. He played Cribbage, Scrabble, and card games.
A shirt-off-his-back kind of guy, Curt liked to help out wherever it was needed. In particular, he treasured the time he spent with his sister, Judy, puttering in her flower beds and bird and critter watching on her deck. He had a contagious laugh and a great sense of humor.
Over the years, Curt remained close with his in-laws, Robert and Kathleen Finger.
Curt is survived by his daughters, Tricia Brost, Port Washington, Wisconsin, and Nicole Brost (Fiancé, Scott Borth), Sheboygan, Wisconsin; three grandchildren: Abigail (Timothy) Healy, Josie Brueckner, and Alex Brueckner; and one great-grandchild, Timothy Healy; two sisters: Judy Erdman, Sheboygan, Wisconsin and Susan Hall of Virginia; sister-in law, Joan Sheedy; cousin, Dorothy Scroggins; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Preceding Curt in death were his parents, Harry and Selma Brost; his sister, Carolyn Dudarenke; two brothers: William Brost and Wayne Brost; and sister-in-law, Carol Brost.
Heartfelt gratitude goes to Curt’s niece, Jody Erdman, who helped him with shopping, organizing, and chores. The family also wishes to thank Pine Haven, Sheboygan Health Services, and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for extraordinary care and compassion. We are forever grateful for the kind support Curt received from all the doctors and nurses that touched his life over his many years of health challenges.
Per Curt’s request, there will be no funeral services. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com
My condolences to Curt's family.. Although it seems like yesterday.,I haven't seen Curt since 1970. I was a teammate of Curts of 1968 and his last season 1969.. one of my favorite memories was warm Coach Thome let Curt play running back. We also lived in suites next to each other..
Curt was the type of person that the first time you met him you knew he was a good person. We hunted, fished and played basketball together. Always a joy to be with! A better person would be hard to find.
A truly great guy. Great memories spending time with him. My condolences to the family.
Yes, I remember as I was a Sophmore, Kurt a Senior. So tall and full of smiles for all and nice to all! Be at peace dear Kurt.
We are so sorry to hear about Curt’s passing. Diane and I spent many years working at Kohler with him and then had a chance to reconnect with him a few years ago along with some of the old gang when the guys played poker. We always enjoyed his company.
Deepest sympathy to your family.
Larry and Diane Lengfeld
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Curt's battle is done. His stoic courage humbles us. Yet thinking of him recalls such fond memories, like that fall long ago at Lakeland, He's in a better place now. RIP, Curt. #oldmuskies
We will always remember Curt's outgoing personality, witty sense of humor and contagious laugh. He was a great neighbor and friend for many years. Our sympathy to Tricia and Nicole who have lost a one of a kind loving Dad.
I was Curt's teammate at Lakeland. We played on the offensive line together for two years. He was a great player and wonderful teammate. I would like to express my sincere condolences to Curt's family and friends. He will surely be missed.
It must be a football reunion with Bob (Geno) and Curt Bob always talked about his friend Curt
With Sympathy Marge Klunck
I worked with Curt ay Kohler. He was a gentle giant and a good friend. My condolences to his family, he will be missed by all that knew him, GOD BLESS
Curt was a good friend in both Wisconsin and Mississippi. Many good memories with the Kohler gang. Our condolences to Curt’s family.
My condolences to all of the family. Curt was the best friend ever❤️ many memories from our school years on through our marriages sharing many special moments with our beautiful daughters. My last memories are making a puzzle with him at Pine Haven which was a real challenge at our age 😂 RIP my dear friend till we meet again🙏
Judy, so sorry to hear about Curt. He was a great guy! I hope you are doing well. Rosie
So deeply sorry for your loss.
Been friends of Curt since first grade. Walked to school every day. Rest now big guy.
Curt was a very good friend of my brother's. I knew him through my brother's hunting cabin. He could make you laugh all day long. Some of the best times in my life were spent around him every Fall. He also was a very good cook. Great Guy!
My heartfelt sympathies to you Trisha and Nicole We were neighbors on Lincoln Ave (Brian and Barry's mom) I have so many good memories of all the good times we had with all the great neighbors He may be gone but never forgotten Cherish the memories ❤
Curt will be missed always so much fun. I could always tell when he was at an outing because of his booming laughter.