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Marie Brus

November 12, 1913 — December 31, 2013

Marie Martha Catherine, daughter of Carsten Herman and Alfrieda M. (Schroeder) Jahn, was born November 12, 1913 on a farm in Hayes Township, Crawford County, Iowa. She attended country school at Hayes Township District No. 9. Marie was baptized at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manilla by Pastor Wendt and later confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning by Reverend Ansorge. After completing her education, Marie worked as a hired girl in various homes in the area. On February 16, 1935, she was united in marriage with Carl P. Brus of Manilla. Two daughters were born to this union. They farmed northwest of Manilla for six years and then moved north of Aspinwall. Marie was a seamstress making most of the girl's clothes as well as curtains and other household items. She enjoyed baking, especially family birthday cakes. Each year she tended a large garden and canned the harvest. She also raised chickens and helped with the farm work, milking cows, making hay and picking corn when she was younger. Marie and Carl were members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Manilla where Marie was a member of the Priscilla Guild. Her husband died on September 18, 1995 and Marie moved from the farm into Manilla. When she was no longer able to remain in her home she became a resident of Manning Plaza Nursing Home in April 2011. She died there on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the age of 100 years, 1 month and 19 days. Besides her husband, Marie is preceded in death by her parents; great grandson Jacob Graves; brother Louie (Alma and Alice) Jahn; sister Marena (Clinton) Rowe; in laws Henry (Margaret) Brus, John Brus, Edward Brus and Hugo (Elvera) Brus; Edna (Bill) Lohrmann and Ruby Jahn. She is survived by her two daughters Beverly Marie (Kenneth) Graves of Perry and Bonnie Lee (Alan) Lorenzen of Manilla; 6 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 2 step great grandchildren; 2 great great grandsons; brother Paul Jahn of Denison; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Visitation Friday, January 3, 2014, 4:00 - 7:00 PM Ohde Funeral Home, Manilla, Iowa Visitation will resume at 1:00 PM Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church Funeral Service Saturday, January 4, 2014, 2:00 PM Trinity Lutheran Church, Manilla, Iowa Reverend Ross Fritz Music "Lift High the Cross" "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" "It Is Well With My Soul" "Now Thank We All Our God" Congregation Carlys Stribe, Organist Casket Bearers ~ Grandchildren Denis Graves Dean Graves David Graves Dawn Lorenzen Mike Lorenzen Deb Birks Interment Manning Cemetery, Manning, Iowa

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