Obit - Brune, Gladys Amalia Brokmeyer
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Gladys Amalia Brokmeyer Brune
A funeral service for Gladys Amalia Ida Brokmeyer Brune, 83, of New Ulm
was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22 at St. John Lutheran Church in New Ulm
with the Rev. Bill Mosley officiating. Burial followed at the New Ulm
Pallbearers were Donald Brokmeyer, James Brokmeyer, Luke Pierce, Robert
Neese, Arlen Brune & Larry Brune. Honorary pallbearers were Albert and
Layne Hoppe, Bruce and Randy Brokmeyer, Robin Maertz, Penny Neese, Nancy
Dibbler, Sharon Biggs, Vaughn and David Brune.
Gladys was born on Jan. 7, 1921 on the Brune place in the Zimmerscheidt
Community in Colorado County to Ernst and Amalia Zapalac Brokmeyer. She
was baptized on Feb. 6, 1921 by Pastor Hans Krause of Trinity Lutheran
Church in Frelsburg. When the family moved to the New Ulm Community in
her early childhood, she became a member of St. John Lutheran Church in
New Ulm. Pastor H. C. Poehlmann confirmed her as a young adult on Aug. 9,
In her younger days, she served as a Sunday school teacher and sang in
the church choir. She was part of the altar guild for many years. She was
active in the Women of the ELCA for 58 years and enjoyed piecing quilts
for Lutheran World Relief.
On July 20, 1940 Gladys was married to Wilkins H. Brune in the Lutheran
parsonage in Frelsburg by Pastor Leo Simon. They were blessed with 54
years of marriage. She was housewife, homemaker, and business partner in
those 54 years of marriage.
She was educated in the New Ulm School District and graduated from New
Ulm High School in May 1938 as valedictorian of her class. She enjoyed
math and theater arts. She liked to be in plays and loved to perform
monologues. Her hobbies included quilting, sewing, crocheting, playing
dominoes, and talking to friend on the telephone.
She died in the Trinity Care Center in Brenham on Thursday, Aug. 19,
Survivors include two children, daughter Brenda Tonn and husband Floyd of
New Ulm and Ronald Brune and wife Shirley of Sealy; four grandchildren,
Janet Blezinger and husband Bradford of New Ulm, Ronda Ganske of Midland,
Mich. and special friend Ty Ganske of Austin, Lehron Brune and Elise
Brune of Sealy; two great-grandchildren, Bradford Blezinger Jr. and
Emilie Blezinger of New Ulm; sister, Elsie Pierce and husband John of
Kenner, La.; brother-in-law, Clarence Hoppe of Seguin; step-brother,
William Graeter and wife Rose of Fayetteville; and sister-in-law, Alice
Brune of Industry.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilkins H. Brune; parents,
Ernst and Amalia Zapalac Brokmeyer; brother and sister-in-law, Isedore
and Doris Brokmeyer; sister, Nancie Hoppe; two infant sisters, Felicia
and Irene Brokmeyer; and nephew, John E. Pierce Jr.
Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus directed the services.
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