Mathilda “Tillie” Bruessel, age 78, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at her home in Beaver Dam.
The visitation will be at St. Jerome”s Catholic Church in Columbus on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 10:00 AM until 11:15 AM. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at the church on Wednesday at 11:30 AM with Fr. Steven Kortendick officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael”s Cemetery, Town of Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin.
Mathilda Margaret Gehl was born on May 6, 1934 in Hartford, Wisconsin. She was united in marriage with Wayne Bruessel on May 3, 1958 at St. Killian”s Catholic Church in Hartford. Tillie”s most important job was being a mother to her four daughters but she also helped run her husband”s business, Wayne”s Service Center in Hartford. She enjoyed playing cards and was a master homemaker. Tillie could sew, quilt, crochet, garden and cook like no other. These things will be missed but her love that she had for her family will be missed the most.
Survivors are her husband, Wayne of Beaver Dam; daughters, Mary Bruessel of Beaver Dam, Carol (Andy) Dietenberger of Elkhorn, Donna (Matt) Graff of Waupun, and Jean (Dave) Kaiser of Shakopee, MN; grandchildren, Kristin (Joe) Belongia, Jenna (Jered) Buehre, and Alena and Brenden Graff; great grandchildren, Zoe and baby JoJo Belongia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her three brothers, three sisters-in-law, and one brother-in-law.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mathilda Bruessel”s name to St. Jerome”s Catholic Church.
The Murray Funeral Home, 131 East Maple Avenue in Beaver Dam, is caring for the family. To leave condolences, for directions, or for other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com.
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012, 10:00am – 11:15am, St. Jerome’s Catholic Church – Columbus
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012, 11:30am, St. Jerome’s Catholic Church – Columbus
St. Michael’s Cemetery-Beaver Dam