Chad Brotherton

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  • Age: 16
  • Lakeville, MN
  • JF Kennedy Elementary, Kenwood Trail Jr. High, Lakeville High School

Chad was my son and blessed me with exactly 16 yrs and 2 months to date. He was such a wise and thoughtful son. Chad kept me always on my toes with arguments from politics to his reasoning that organized religon was not the way to worship God. He had no doubt but told me once that he practices his faith in his room. Chad would at a young age go to the library and check out a bunch of books on one topic and educate himself. Chad read the entire Bible. The talent that was Chad's own was the ability to play the guitar. He had a couple of Piano lessons and a couple of guitar lessons and after that all he had to do was hear a song and could play. Any kind of guitar. He loved playing and would stay in his room for hours strumming his guitar. He told me once "mom chicks like guys who can play the guitar" . I told him he was right. Mainly though he was my beautiful son that I miss dearly.

My son Chad Michael Brotherton died on February 11,1999 in a car accident. He was 16 years old and had his license for 2 weeks. He was on his way to Church to play his guitar for the Christian Rock Band "Power Life" at Hosanna Luthern Church in Lakeville, MN. He was only a mile away from home and swerved his car for something (not sure what it was) and the car went out of control and hit one tree head on and then the car slammed into another tree on the driver's side (my son was driving). There were two other boy's in the car and they survived. My son died about 6 hours later at Regions Hospital in St. Paul Minnesota were he was life flighted. He was my oldest son of 4 and almost 12 years later the pain remains. It becomes barable but only because you have to in order to live. I do not feel like my son had enough training behind the wheel. I remember when I was in High School and drivers ED. was a whole Trimester. Chad went to a class and after that had very few hours behind the wheel before he got his license.

jared martin (brother)

April 3, 2012

Erin Kerr

December 9, 2011

Laura Leland

December 1, 2010

Becky Mast~ Minnesota

November 29, 2010

MOM

November 22, 2010
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jared martin (brother)

April 3, 2012

Erin Kerr

December 9, 2011

Laura Leland

December 1, 2010

Becky Mast~ Minnesota

November 29, 2010

MOM

November 22, 2010