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Brand, Elaine B.

Elaine Barbara Brand, age 91, a resident of St. Mary's Home of the Felician Village, died Saturday, July 6, 2013 at the home.

She was born on October 1, 1921 in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Anton and Jenny (Komerowski) Mushel. Elaine was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Manitowoc. On May 22, 1951 Elaine married Robert Brand in Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on November 26, 2003. Together the couple owned and operated the former Brand's Little Sturgeon Inn for seven years, and came back to Manitowoc to reside in 1967. Elaine spent a lot of her time lending a hand to friends and family. She had a soft spot for the elderly and enjoyed assisting them any way that she could, especially running errands for them.

Elaine is survived by a daughter and son-in-law: Connie and Ed Mashlan, Houston, TX; three grandchildren: Michelle (Todd) Perry, Houston, TX, Laura (Brian) Guetzlaff, Austin, TX and Michael Mashlan, Houston, TX; three great-grandchildren; one brother: Richard Mushel, Manitowoc; two sisters-in-law: Joan Mushel and Jean Mushel Holschbach, both of Manitowoc. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers: Marvin and Gerald Mushel and a sister-in-law: Donna Mushel.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday July 12, 2013 at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Dave Pleier with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 10:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand on Friday, July 12, 2013.

Expressions of Sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

The family would like to acknowledge the staff at the Felician Village, especially St. Mary's Home for the loving care they gave Elaine over the last 10 years

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on July 10, 2013
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