Jon was born February 2, 1940, in Princeton, son of Arthur Melvin and Edith Marie (Dahl) Brodeson. He grew up and was educated at Princeton, graduating from Princeton High School in 1958. Jon was united in marriage with Ann Stevenson on August 11, 1959, in Elk River. They had two children, Alvin (Al) Mark Brodeson and Christine (Chris) Marie Brodeson.
Jon worked for Mark’s Grocery Store from 1958 to 1960. He then worked with Welin & Matz, which became Sternquist Implement, from 1960 to 1979, the last nine years he was shop foreman. From 1979 to 2001, he worked for the city of Princeton street department, retiring at age 62.
Jon served in the Army National Guard for nine years, where he worked his way up the ranks to E6 (Staff Sergeant). He was also a member of the Princeton Moose Lodge for nine years and the American Legion for several years.
He enjoyed camping, dancing, gardening, snowmobiling and especially fishing. It was rumored that Jon could catch fish out of a toilet bowl. People used to ask him where the fish were biting, he would always say “in the mouth, where do you think!’
Jon was preceded in death by his parents Edith and Arthur Brodeson, aunts, uncles, three brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law and cousins.
Jon is survived by his wife Ann Brodeson of Princeton, son Alvin (Al) Brodeson of Little Falls, daughter Chris (Duane) Remer of Princeton, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
A service was held on Saturday, June 30 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Princeton. Burial was in Oak Knoll Cemetery, Princeton.