Edith M. Brunken

Edith M. Brunken, age 83 of Collinsville, IL, born June 20, 1933 in Plymouth County, IA, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017 at her residence.

Edith was a retired cook for Holy Cross Lutheran School and homemaker.  She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Collinsville, IL.  She loved quilting and had volunteered for 35 years at the library at Holy Cross.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Brunken, whom she married October 3, 1954; her parents, Emil and Mabel nee Wevik Engelbrecht; a sister, Ruby Van Maasdam; and a grandson, Jason Kusmierczak.

She is survived by her children: Bradley (Susan) Brunken of Brighton, MI, Vicki (Steve) Kusmierczak of Collinsville, IL, Christy (Bernd J.) Wetzel of Bentonville, AR, Shari (Brett) Patchin of Parker, CO, and Michael (Sara) Brunken of Littleton, CO; 11 grandchildren: Rachel (Zac) Moore, Mary Brunken,  Jamie (Scott) Rader, Adam (Elizabeth) Kusmierczak, Sean (Tammy) Wetzel, Kelly (Jon) Howell, Kyle (Amanda) Patchin, Megan (Charles) Levaque, Daniel Patchin, Theo and Tyler Brunken; and 13 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home in Maryville, IL.

Funeral service will be at 11am on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church ,304 South Street, Collinsville, IL, with Rev. Kyle Wright officiating.  Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Fairview Heights, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church or the American Heart Association and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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