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Mary Brossart

Dec 3, 2010

Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at Little Flower Catholic Church, for Mary H. Brossart, 92, of Rugby, who died Sunday, Nov. 28 at Heartland Care Center in Devils Lake.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mary was born Aug. 6, 1918, at home in Walsh Township, Pierce County, a daughter of Phillip and Catherine (Ganje) Schmaltz. She was reared on the family farm north of Rugby, and received her education at Hendrickson rural school near her home. She married Jack Brossart on Oct. 12, 1948, at Little Flower Catholic Church. The couple lived and farmed in Rolette County until 1964 when they purchased a farm in Benson County, which they operated until retiring in 1981. Following their retirement, they moved to Rugby. Jack died Nov. 20, 2005.

She was a former member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Knox, and a current member of Little Flower Catholic Church. She was a member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers, the International Order of Foresters, and the Germans From Russia Heritage Society.

She is survived by a son, Phillip, Jamestown; two daughters, Delphine Samuelson, Sarles, and Pauline Selzler, Knox; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Rocheleau, Rugby; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters, Christine Kraft, Katherine Gilmore, and Lucille Berg; and four brothers, George, Peter, John, and Frank Schmaltz.

Fr. Tom Graner officiated. Music was provided by Sara Selensky, vocal leader/cantor, and Angie Deplazes, organist.

Casketbearers were Ryan Jorgenson, Dustin Steenblock, Chris Shields, Erik Samuelson, Jesse Samuelson, and Todd Brossart.

Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby.

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