John L. Brody, age 58, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at his home in Shellsburg following a sudden illness.  

A Celebration of John's life will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 2:00 until 6:00 PM.  at Wildcat Country Club in Shellsburg.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

John was born on January 5, 1964 at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, the son of Gary and Monika (Minzel) Brody.  He graduated from Urbana High School with the class of 1982.  John was united in marriage to Charlene Fiebelkorn, on December 4, 2004, in Palo, IA.

John was employed at Quaker Oats in Cedar Rapids.

John loved being a husband, and a dad to Kayla and Tori.  A great step-dad to Kurtis and Kyle.  And the best grandpa ever to Korbin and Silas.  He was a friend to everyone he met.  He loved planning get togethers at his house for everyone.  He brightened every room he entered.  John was the kindest, quietest man with the biggest heart.  He would stop to help anyone at any time, whether he knew you or not.  John's most favorite thing was planning our annual family 4th of July vacation to Stony Lake in Minnesota, where he met many friends.  He was known for his jet boat and spraying people.  He also enjoyed boating on the Cedar River on weekends, fishing when possible.  His newest hobby was side by siding with dear friends.  Our family will miss John dearly.  He was our family rock…he was so loved by all of us…our hearts are broken.

He is survived by his wife Charlene; daughters, Kayla (Justin) Stander, and Tori Brody; step-sons, Kyle Beatty, and Kurtis Beatty, all of Shellsburg; 2 grandsons, Korbin Beatty, and Silas Speckner; his mother Monika Brody of Shellsburg; father Gary Brody of Urbana; mother, and father in-law, Tom, and Wilma Busenbark of Shellsburg; brother Herbert Bankel of Berlin, Germany; niece and nephews, Harold Bankel of Berlin, Germany, Madison Perea of Webster City, IA, and Colton Draker of Palo

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

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JM December 1, 2022, 11:35 am I am so very sorry to hear of John’s passing. What a wonderful and kind man he was. I will pray for Charlene and the whole family. Please know I am thinking of you all at this time of need.