Brockman, Eunice A. (Dorn)
Eunice Brockman, (95), Freedom, surrounded by family passed away peacefully on Sunday June 22, 2014, at Good Shepherd Home in Seymour, WI. She was born on March 31, 1919 in Appleton, the daughter of the late Daniel and Charlotte (Ulman) Dorn. Eunice had a deep faith in God and praying the rosary & attending mass daily was a priority in her life. On May 1, 1940 Eunice married Reginald "Rich" Brockman and they enjoyed 42 years together until his death in 1982. Together they raised sixteen children. In her early years, Eunice was employed at Zwickers Knitting Mill, later working in lunch programs at St. Edward and St. Nicholas Catholic Schools. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and involved in volunteer activities for her church, St. Elizabeth Hospital and other community organizations. She traveled on pilgrimages to Rome, Italy, Yugoslavia, Mexico and Hawaii. Eunice loved quilting, gardening, baking and playing cards with family and friends. She treasured family gatherings where her family looked forward to her chocolate chip cookies. Family always took first place in her life and she cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a warm hearted woman with a gentle personality.
Eunice will be sadly missed by her children: Judy Knaus, Jim (Marlene) Brockman, Carol (Toby) Paltzer, Bill (Pat) Brockman, Lyn (Herb) Stephani, LeRoy (Carol) Brockman, Gary (Marilyn) Brockman, Marvin "Mel" (Kathy) Brockman, Mary (Cliff) Ebben, Tony Brockman, Rachel (Tom) Acord, Charlotte "Charlie" (Dan) Vanden Berg, Kris (special friend Race McComb) Brockman, Dan (Mary) Brockman, and Pete (Penny) Brockman. She is survived by 46 grandchildren, 73 great grandchildren and 4 great- great grandchildren.
She is further survived by her brothers and sisters, Lawrence (Billie Jean) Dorn, Donald Dorn, Florence Woldt, Rosella Ernst, Charlotte Koerner, Pat Jack, Bea (Eugene) Otto, sisters-in-law, Joyce Dorn, Marilyn Dorn, Lorraine Scheibe, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Eunice was preceded in death by her husband Rich, son Reginald Jr. (Dick), son-in-law Alex Knaus, infant grandchild and great grandchild, father & mother-in-law Edward & Hulda Brockman; brothers Eugene (Dorothy), Edwin (Loretta), Daniel, and Jerome Dorn, sister Esther Mae (John) Krull; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold Woldt, Rudolph Ernest, Jack Koerner, Eric Jack, Delores and LaVerne Dorn, Al (Verna) Brockman, Eugene Scheibe.
Mass of Christian Burial for Eunice will be 1:30 PM on Thursday June 26, 2014 at ST. EDWARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, N2926 State Highway 47, Mackville, with Fr. Dan Felton and Fr. Gerald Falk co-officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday June 25, from 4:00 until 8:00 PM, with a Rosary service at 7:30 PM. Visitation will continue at the church on Thursday from 10:30 AM until the hour of Mass. Burial will be in St. Edward Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established to benefit a cause that was important to Eunice.
Eunice's family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Good Shepherd and Heartland Hospice for their kindness and loving care of our Mother.
Her smile was so sweet; it will be in our hearts forever
Valley Funeral Home
2211 N. Richmond St. Appleton, WI 54911
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on June 24, 2014