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Elvira B. Russler

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Russler, Elvira B. (Nee Brodhagen) Age 92, left us peacefully to join her late husband, Leveret C. Russler. She was the loving mother of Diana Russler, the late Thomas Russler, Susan Bruckman, Mary Behrendt, Daniel Russler, Richard Russler, Deborah Brooks, Joan O'Neill and Kathryn Black. She also leaves behind 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, as well as her sister, Doris Brodhagen. Elvira was born in Bonduel, Wisconsin on May 31, 1920. She attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where she majored in journalism, and during WWII worked for the State Department in Washington, D.C. She and her husband raised their children in Clintonville, Wisconsin, and later in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. The family will have a private service with burial at Graceland Cemetery to follow.

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Jan. 27, 2013
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