Marian Brechtel

MARIAN JEANETTE BRECHTEL, 91 FREEPORT - Marian Jeanette (Teuscher) Brechtel, 91, passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 20, 2013, at Freeport Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. She was born on a farm north of Monroe, Wis., on October 16, 1921. She was the daughter of John and Anna (Gempler) Teuscher. Marian began first grade at Pleasant Hill Grade School and the Oneco Grade School from second through fifth grade. Her family moved to Orangeville when she was in sixth grade, and continued there until graduating from Orangville High School on May 25, 1939. She prided herself in winning Oneco Township spelling contest when she was in eighth grade (1934). During her sophomore and junior year in high school, she worked for Mrs. Davis, who ran a boarding house, to earn her room and board. On November 19, 1939 she married C. Elwyn Shippy. They were divorced in 1946. Of this union, two children were born, Linda (Shippy) Molter and Gary G. Shippy. On April 12, 1949, she married Gale W. Brechtel. They were married 62 years and he passed away on January 14, 2012. In 1945, she went to work at Burgess Battery where she worked for two years. In 1947, she went to work at Micro Switch where she worked for 30 years retiring in 1977. Marian loved to crochet (making doilies and afghans for everyone), loved traveling, going antiquing, and loved going to the dog track at Dubuque. She especially adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Marian is survived by her two children, Linda Molter of Freeport, and Gary (Charlene) Shippy Allen, TX; five grandchildren, Wendy (Mark) Schardt of Freeport, Richard (Robb Hutchinson) Molter of Carbondale, Penny (Daniel) Julius of Freeport, Dr. Michael Shippy of Dallas, TX, and Tim (D'Ann) Shippy of Frisco, TX; and eight great-grandchildren, Brianna and Jenna Schardt, Grace and Gregory Julius, Tyler, walker, Rexford, and Wyn Shippy; two brothers, Robert Teuscher of Ames, IA, and John (Joyce) teuscher of Grafton, WI; also many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Shirlene Bartos; brother, Bill Teuscher; and four great-grandchildren, Malachi Schardt, Taylor Julius, Christian Juluis, and Zachary Shippy. Funeral services for Mrs. Brechtel will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday March 23, at Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home in Freeport, with the Rev. Bill Blomberg officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in her memory. Please visit to sign her online guestbook and to share memories.

Funeral Home

Burke Tubbs Funeral Homes - Freeport
504 N. Walnut Street  Freeport, IL 61032
(815) 233-0613

Published in The Journal-Standard on Mar. 21, 2013