John Harley Brockman

John Harley Brockman

MADISON-John Harley Brockman died on Monday, April 24, 2017, after a short battle with lung cancer.

He was born on Dec. 27, 1934, in Madison, the son of Alta (Harrop) and Harley John Brockman. He graduated from East High School in 1953.

John was in the Air Scouts and Wisconsin National Air Guard. He worked for Warzyn from 1955-1971. In 1972, he joined Bernie Samply’s Ziebart rustproofing in Madison. John bought the business when Bernie retired in 1973, and had the franchise for 25 years. Along with the Ziebart franchise, in 1982, he established Jancor, Inc., a sandblasting, painting and car restoration business. He was selling landscape stone for Stone Supply until the time of his death.

John loved to learn new things and gained his knowledge through his passion for reading.

John is survived by his children William Brockman (Linda Hagberg) of Brooklyn, Jane Brockman of Waupaca and Charles Brockman of Windsor; step-children, Shirley Oliver of Fort Atkinson, Jeff Tulsty of Waunakee, Sandy (Sean) Heiser of Edgerton and Sherry (Brad) Douglas of Portage; grandchildren, Jonathon Brockman and Melissa Nichols; many other step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Jade Durmaj and Aiden J Brockman-Drogsvold; sister, Suzanne Brockman-Zeigler; and cousins, Jim (Carol) VanDreser, Jan (Grace) VanDreser and Josephine (Bill) Borucki. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barb; and sister, Linda Brockman Almeida.

Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison at 12 noon on Saturday, April 29, 2017, with a luncheon to follow. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of John’s friends and customers (many who became great friends), for all of their support.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Dr.
(608) 221-5420