Doris Agnes Brosius, 91, of Brady, Nebraska, died August 26th, 2012, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
She was born February 6th, 1921, in Geneva, Nebraska, daughter of William John and Marcella Kathryn (Sullivan) Marson.
Doris grew up at Geneva, Nebraska and attended school graduating from Geneva High School. Doris moved to the sandhills as a young lady where she taught school in a one room school house in Gandy.
It was at Gandy where she met her husband Bernard. She married Bernard Brosius on February 22nd, 1941, at Geneva, Nebraska. After their marriage, Bernard and Doris moved to Brady Island where they lived and ranched all of their lives. Doris was a busy ranch wife and mother to their five children. She made many meals and pies for the cowboys and ranch hands. Doris was an avid member of the Catholic Altar Society, the Red Hat Society, the Brady Card Club, TOPS and 4-H leader. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading them books. She enjoyed music, dancing, painting and needlepoint. She volunteered at Saint Peter's Catholic School in Lincoln and in her daughter Corrine's 6th grade class in Gothenburg.
Survivors include two sons: Michael (Kathy) Brosius of North Platte, Nebraska, John (Debby) Brosius of Rossmoor, California; two daughters: Marsha (Jim) Hecox of Gothenburg, Nebraska, Denise (Roger) Meeks of Lincoln, Nebraska; son-in-law William Auld of Gothenburg; seven granddaughters: Lisa (Jay) Lake, Rebecca (Erich) Hohl, Michaela (Mike Donohoe) Brosius, Tina (David) Ramirez, Anne Auld, Elizabeth (Chad) Krings, Morgan Meeks; three grandsons: John Hecox, Sam Auld and Barret Meeks; seven great-grandchildren: Jacob, Lauren, John and Natalie Hohl, Connor and Mason Lake, Garrett Krings; five sisters: Wilma Miller of Geneva, Nebraska, Wilmetta Roth of Denver, Colorado, Victoria (Frank) Mulvey of San Diego, California, Frances Domenico of Denver, Mary Ann Marson of Denver; three brother-in-laws: Vernon (Karen) Brosius of Stapleton, Nebraska, Bill Brosius of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Kenneth Brosius of Stapleton; along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Doris was preceded in death by husband, Bernard Benedict Brosius, daughter, Corrine Auld, parents, sister, Kathryn Murray brother-in-laws, Don Miller, Jerry Roth, Vincent Domenico, Phil Breen, sister-in-laws, Donna Brosius, Irene Brosius, Mary Brosius, and Helen Breen.
Visitation will be held (today) Thursday, August 30th, 2012, from 1 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg, with the family present from 5:30-7:30.
Rosary will be held (today) Thursday, August 30th, 2012, at 7:30 p.m., at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, August 31st, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 1915 Ave J in Gothenburg, with Father Don O'Brien officiating.
Interment will follow in the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Our Lady of Good Counsel, 1915 Ave J, Gothenburg, 69138 or Brady Community Library.
To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.