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Donald Vernon LaBrot

June 19, 1943 — January 4, 2024


Donald Vernon LaBrot

Don, age 80, passed away in hospice care on Thursday January 4, 2024 in Centennial, Colorado. Don was born to Vernon and Alma LaBrot on June 19, 1943. Both preceded Don in death.

Don was proud of his upbringing in Flat River, MO. He graduated from Flat River High School. Don then moved to St. Louis where he attended Washington University and earned a degree in Engineering. Don enlisted in the United States Army Reserves, and from those early beginnings, he would proceed to serve 32 years in the USAR. Don was awarded the Legion of Merit, given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. After commanding the 244th Engineering Battalion in Colorado, he ultimately retired as a Colonel in 2003.

Don spent over 30 years working as an industrial engineer for the United States Postal Service. In his role he traveled extensively, helping to design and implement more efficient processes for bulk mail facilities around the country.

Following his retirement from both the USPS and the USAR, Don embarked on a new venture as he founded Centennial Property Services to keep himself busy and motivated. In his spare time, Don liked to play golf as often as possible with his friends and family. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends over meals together or just talking. Don was an avid reader and “tinkered” constantly, working on different projects around the house and for friends and family. Whether it was yardwork, finishing a room or basement, or simple to complex rebuilds of automobiles, he always had the tools and knowledge to get the job done right. Don was generous with his time, quick to smile and easy to laugh.

Don is survived by his wife of 46 years, Carol Ann Lombardi LaBrot and his two sons, Craig S. LaBrot (Krista) and Jeffrey P. LaBrot (Genevieve) and his granddaughters Madeline and Emily. Don has two sisters, Kathy Cole and Barbara Breer, and nieces/nephews Dustin Reed, Stephanie Reed, and Lindsey Breer.

Don will be interred at Ft. Logan military cemetery. There will be a ceremony will full military honors on Friday February 2 at 1:30pm MST. The ceremony is open to family and friends to attend. Attendees will meet at Staging Area C in advance of the 1:30pm ceremony start at 1:15pm and move from there to the ceremony location.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Don's name to a charity of your choice.

Past Services

Committal Ceremony

Friday, February 2, 2024

1:30 - 2:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Fort Logan National Cemetery- Staging Area C

3698 S Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80236

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