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In Memory of Marian Brookshaw

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday August 5, 2022
O'Connell Funeral Home of Ellsworth
130 North Grant St.
Ellsworth Wisconsin, 54011

Funeral Service

3:00 pm
Saturday August 6, 2022
St. Paul United Church of Christ
W5706 State HIghway 72
Ellsworth WI, 54011

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Marian Lorraine Brookshaw, age 90, of Ellsworth died unexpectedly on Saturday July 30, 2022 at her residence in Ellsworth.

She was born August 26, 1931 in Diamond Bluff, Wisconsin to Henry and Lorraine (Anderson) Christiansen.

Marian enjoyed barn dances, cross stitching, crocheting, quilting and sewing.  Being a house wife, Marian took great pride in keeping an immaculate home and meticulously dusting her many knickknacks, tea pots and cups & saucers.   She treasured being a mom and adored her grandchildren.  Marian loved spending time with her family over the holidays, especially Easter and Christmas.  She looked forward to decorating her home for the holidays each year.  She enjoyed working in the garden and canning each year’s harvest.

Marian will be missed by her three daughters; Julie (John) Foss, Jody (Jeff) Gilbertson, Janel (Larry) Hanson; step children, Jeff (Judy) Brookshaw, Brenda (Jeff) Weber, Dan (Lisa) Brookshaw; grandchildren, Joleen Gilbertson, Jenna Gilbertson, John R (Anne) Foss, Jennifer Foss, Justin (Amanda) Hanson, Jessica (Tyrone) Johnson; great grandchildren, Henrik Foss, Oskar Foss, Fredric Foss, Lillian Johnson.

Preceded in death by parents, husbands Royce Osterland, Kenneth Brookshaw, and siblings.

A funeral service will be at 3:00 pm on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ: W5706 State Highway 72, Ellsworth, WI 54011. A visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, August 5, 2022 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services: 130 North Grant St., Ellsworth, WI 54011. Burial will be at St. Paul’s UCC Cemetery in Ellsworth.

Services are entrusted to O’Connell Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ellsworth, www.oconnellfuneralservices.com, 715-273-4421.

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  • To my beloved Grandma,

    Words cannot express the empty space I feel now without you here. I already miss our treasured talks and laughing together. I have been very blessed for many years of having you by my side, through everything. I feel very grateful now that your in Heaven pain free. Not only were you my grandmother. You were also a best friend. I love you and miss you very much.

    Jenna

  • To my beloved Grandma,

    Words cannot express the empty space I feel now without you here. I already miss our treasured talks and laughing together. I have truly been blessed with many years of you always there for me, through everything. Not only were you my grandmother. But you were also my best friend. I feel very grateful that your pain is now done and that you are in Heaven. I love you and miss you so much.

    Jenna.

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to family, so sorry to hear of Marian’s passing. Lots of great camping memories from years back. Know you have our deepest sympathy.