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Eldon Brasel will leave the office for the last time Dec. 31.

Saying 'goodbye' after four decades

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It was just after the summer of '69. Eldon Brasel had returned from active duty service in the Army Reserves when his father told him of a potential opening at Tesch Lumber.


Known as a hardworking farm kid, Brasel was hired. He hasn't looked back since - until maybe now, as he approaches his retirement.

Brasel was with the company in 1971 when it was purchased by Crane Johnson Lumber - the name it still goes by today.

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