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Melba Brusius Obituary
Brusius, Melba

Melba Lee Brusius, age 91 of Oshkosh, peacefully passed away surrounded by loving family on April 11, 2014. She was born in Stevens, Arkansas on November 15, 1922 to Jesse and Sally Brummett. She was one of seven children and has two surviving brothers, James (Ruth) Brummett and Charles (Maggie) Brummett. She was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.

Melba was a war bride who followed her husband, Edward Schleinz, back to Oshkosh. He was tragically killed in a car accident. Melba then married Roderick Brusius. She has three surviving children, Sally (Greg) Millman, Sandra Lee Schleinz and Rod (Sue) Brusius. She was the very proud grandmother of eight and great grandmother of fourteen. Her close family also included very special nieces and nephews and a network of extraordinary friends, which includes her very special friend, Jean Behnke.

Melba worked for over 30 years as a psychiatric nurse's aid at Winnebago State Hospital, where she received several awards of merit for her outstanding work. Also very important in her life was her connection to her church, bible study groups and Women's Society activities. She also received great pleasure form her volunteer work for Advocap at the Oshkosh Senior Center's Meal Program.

A funeral service for Melba will take place at Konrad-Behlman Westside on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. with Pastor Jesse DeDeyne officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 3:00 p.m. until the funeral service. Following the service there will be a reception at the funeral home. Internment will take place at Riverside Cemetery on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in Omro or you may donate to a .


Published in Oshkosh Northwestern from Apr. 13 to Apr. 14, 2014
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