Dorris Brockmann, nee Roehrs, 89, Union, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014, in New Haven.|
Dorris, daughter of the late Allen Roehrs and wife Ella, nee Rethmeyer, was born Sept. 30, 1924, in Leslie. Dorris received her education at Liberty Grade School and Washington High School. She was united in marriage to Clarence Brockmann Oct. 22, 1944, at Leslie Methodist Church, and they made their home in Clover Bottom. Dorris helped run the dairy farm with her husband from 1944 to 1964. She then worked at Sunset Nursing Home, Union, and Hazel Manufacturing, Washington, as a seamstress for over 20 years. They moved to Union to make their home after retiring from dairy farming. Dorris enjoyed baking cookies at Christmas, working in her garden, as well as sewing. She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, Union.
Dorris is survived by two sons, Allen Brockmann, New Haven, and David Brockmann and wife Kathy, Washington; six grandchildren, Buckley Brockmann and wife Gretchen, North Carolina state, KyLee Diestelkamp and husband Bill, Jennifer Giesike and husband, Chad, Stephanie Brockmann, all of Washington, Andrea Brockmann, Beaufort, and Elizabeth Short and husband Ryan, Florissant; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth Roehrs, New Haven; one sister, Elva Biermann, New Haven; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Brockmann; and one daughter, Mary Ellen Brockmann, in infancy.
A funeral service was held Thursday, May 8, at Zion United Church of Christ, Union, with the Rev. Michael Bone officiating.
Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Zion Church Debt Reduction fund or New Haven Care Building fund.
The Brockmann family was served by Oltmann Funeral Home, Union.
Published in www.emissourian.com/ on May 10, 2014