Clara Brossart, 86, Rugby, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby.
Clara was born on October 17, 1924, to August and Philomena (Sattler) Schneibel, at their small home south of Berwick, North Dakota. She attended rural school in Rolette County. She was united in marriage to Joseph J. Brosssart on November 6, 1944 in Rugby. Together they farmed in Pierce County until November of 1966, when they moved to Rugby. Clara was employed at several Rugby businesses, including the M.J. McGuire Cafe for over 12 years. She was a talented crafter and enjoyed a wide variety of crafts, especially crocheting, quilting, and embroidery. She enjoyed canning garden produce and was a wonderful cook. She loved collecting salt and pepper shakers.
Clara was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby and the Confraternity of Christian Mothers. She was a resident of the Harold S. Haaland Home in Rugby from August, 2005 to February, 2009, when she moved to the Long Term Care Unit of the Heart of America Medical Center.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Joseph J.; her children, Linda and her husband Don Bartsch, West Fargo, JoAnne and her husband Joseph Buchwitz, Bismarck, and Gerald and his wife Deb Brossart, Fargo; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leonard Schneibel, Bismarck, and James Schneibel, Great Falls, Montana; and a sister, Rose Solem, Rugby.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Helen Olsen; three brothers, Tony, Frank, and George Schneibel; and a granddaughter, Jamie Jo Brossart.
Clara will be dearly missed by family, friends and caregivers. She is gone but will never be forgotten.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 9, 2011, at 11 a.m., at Little Flower Catholic Church, Rugby. Spring burial will be in Little Flower Cemetery, Rugby. There will be no reviewal at the church.
Rev. John Ejike will officiate. Music will be provided by Glenda Mack, organist, and Kathy Voeller, vocalist. The Confraternity of Christian Mothers will serve as honor guard.
Arrangements by Niewoehner Funeral Home, Rugby.
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