Date of Death: February 19, 2024

Service Details

Visitation will be held Monday, February 26, 2024 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Obituary Notice

John Douglas Brackett, 70, of Scotts, passed away Monday, February 19, 2024 at Ascension Borgess Hospital.

He was born May 2, 1953 in Three Rivers, the son of John and Adella (Bresnick) Brackett, and graduated from Three Rivers High School.

John worked for many years as an auto mechanic and was a proud member of the Teamsters Union.

A true lover of classic cars, his two 57 Chevys were his prized possession, and he visited the Gilmore Car Museum each summer. He also was a fan of Notre Dame football, and – along with his son Nick – ushered at the stadium for 20 years.

John was known as a jokester, who especially in recent years looked forward to family dinner nights with the grandkids.

Remaining to cherish his memory are his son, Nick (Jessica) Brackett of Schoolcraft and two grandchildren, Lincoln and Peyton.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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  1. Johnny Brackett. He and I spent many nights in his mom’s garage – working on cars. He called it “Animal Automotive!” We laughed(I loved his laugh) – discussed “deep car scenarios” and just had fun. I was just out of the military when we met so we’ve known each other since late ’69 or ’70. He was always a kind person willing to share his skills or his resources. I remember when he purchased that ’57 Chevy convertible in about ’71. . . $150.00!!! It had a 6 cylinder with an automatic transmission which was NOT to his liking! The two were removed right away. We logged many miles together in that car . . . it was a simpler time and so many things were new to us. I haven’t seen John in several years but it saddens me to discover that he is no longer with us. Another gentile soul has now gone ahead. I pray for all of you who are now living with the sting of his departure and it is my hope that all of you will heal quickly. I’m blessed to have had Johnny as a friend. He will be missed by – I’m sure, many people . . . but he left a legacy kindness and respect for others. A Good Man . . .

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