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Ruth Marie (Otto) Brolhorst

October 22, 1940 October 2, 2018
Ruth Marie (Otto) Brolhorst
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Ruth Marie (Otto) Brolhorst, 77, of Beatrice died at the Wilber Care Center on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 surrounded by family after a short but courageous battle with colon cancer. She was born October 22, 1940 in Beatrice and graduated from Adams High School in 1958. She married Rolland Brolhorst on June 3, 1962 at Christ Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell and to this union, two daughters were born. They later divorced. She worked at Mosaic until her retirement due to health problems. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and a church circle. Ruth’s pride and joy were her grandchildren, Alexis and Noah. Ruth enjoyed her flowers and attending her grandchildren’s events.

Survivors include two daughters, Jane Brolhorst of Beatrice and Janet (Doug) Gerritse of Plymouth; two grandchildren, Alexis and Noah Gerritse; nieces, nephews and numerous cousins, especially Michael and Dorothy Duncan of Simpsonville, South Carolina and the Wallman boys of Cortland. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Marie Schmidt Otto and an infant grandchild.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church with Pastor Leah Lawson officiating. Cremation has taken place. There will be no viewing. A memorial has been established for The Otto/Brolhorst Agriculture Scholarship and Relay for Life with Randy and Dianne Ebke in charge. A register book for signatures will be available at Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday and at the church one hour preceding the services on Wednesday. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements.

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10:30 AM 10/10/2018 10:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/10/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church

701 N. 6th Street
Beatrice, NE 68310

St. John Lutheran Church
701 N. 6th Street Beatrice 68310 NE
United States

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