Quentin L. Brus

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Quentin Brus, age 78, of Alta Vista, IA, died on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at his home of heart failure. Quentin Lawrence Brus was born April 2, 1931 to Ralph and Martha (Brost) Brus on the family farm near Alta Vista, IA. He attended school at St. Williams Catholic School in Alta Vista. Quentin then farmed with his father until his fathers death in 1958, and continued farming to the present. Quentin was united in marriage to Mildred Rosonke on June 2, 1953 at St. Marys Catholic Church in New Hampton. The couple made their home on the family farm where they presently live. Quentin belonged to St. Bernards Catholic Church in Alta Vista, and Catholic Order of Foresters. He previously served on St. Bernards Parish Council. Quentin enjoyed hunting, woodworking, driving his Kawasaki all terrain vehicle around the farm, tinkering, and teasing his grandchildren. Quentin is survived by his wife Mildred Brus; eight children Diane (Dennis) Carney of Greene, IA, David Brus of Alta Vista, Randy Brus of Alta Vista, Nancy (Chuck) Glaser of New Hampton, Norman (Bev) Brus of Waverly, IA, Jane (Dean) Grober of Charles City, IA, Lynette (Curt) Schwickerath of New Hampton, Brenda (Vern) Steidl of Mason City, IA; 13 grandchildren; one brother Roger (JoElyn) Brus of Libby, MT; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister Ardell Ries; and one brother-in-law Raymond Ries. Cemetery: Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery at Alta Vista with the following grandchildren serving as casket bearers: Andrew Carney, Stephen Carney, Alex Grober, Heather Glaser, Dana Glaser, and Sigrid Brus. Visitation: Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in Elma with a rosary at 5:00pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the funeral home in Elma. Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at St. Bernards Catholic Church, in Alta Vista, Iowa with Father Ray Atwood as celebrant.

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  1. Brenda and family,
    So very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. We are praying for you during this difficult time.

    Love, Brenda and Neil

    John 14:1-4
    Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.

  2. You have our very sincere sympathy…
    May God bless you and help you through this sorrow…

    With prayers …and thoughts of you at this time.
    Keith & Avis Roethler

  3. Brenda and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May the peace of God that passes all understanding comfort you all during this difficult time.

  4. Brenda and family, I am so sorry to hear the sad news of your dad’s passing. May the wonderful memories of him help you through this difficult time. I will be up for the funeral Wednesday morning. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Kim Carpenter

  5. My sympathies go out to you all. His memory will last a long time in your mind! May God comfort you at this time. Take care and I’ll try to make it down–

  6. Nancy, Chuck and the entire Brus family. We are so sorry for your loss. May God’s peace be with you during this difficult time.

  7. Norm,

    I am very sorry to hear of your Father’s death. I will keep you and your family in my prayers and. Please accept my sincere condolances.


  8. Our sincere sympathy to you, Mildred, and to your children and grandchildren. May the Holy Spirit console you and give you inner peace. We are praying for your family.

    The four of us are in Pharr, Texas, this winter. Our weather has been cooler and wetter than usual.

    Sorry we will not be at the funeral.

  9. To Mildred, Jane and Dean, and the Brus family: I am so sorry to hear of Quentin’s/your dad’s death. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

  10. Dear Family,

    We share in your great sadness.Our prayers and love are with you all. May God comfort you all and give you strengh, peace and happy memories to share.
    With love, Stephen and Linda and family Venola
    Brian and Mary and family

  11. I’ll keep you in my prayers. Knowing that he loved to tease his grandchildren tells me what a special place he will always fill in the hearts of his children and grandchildren.

  12. Mildred and Family.
    I was saddened to hear about Quentin. I always think of him the first time he became acquainted with Eddy — waving his green jacket at Eddy as you went down the road and Eddy was in the field. I have alot of good memories when you folks would come over for coffee when visiting Malee and Jerry. Hope to see you, Mildred, whenever you come to SD. You do have my deepest sympathy. Ronnie Kuhfeld

  13. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Losing a loved one is never easy.

  14. To Aunt Mildred, cousins Diane, Nancy, Lynette, Jane, Brenda, David, Randy, and Norman my sincere condolences for the loss of your husband and father. You are in my daily prayers. Meliss

  15. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Brus. Please know that your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  16. So sorry to hear about this. I have so many fond personal memories with Quentin. From my first deer hunting experience to quality time spent in the tire shop. You have our deepest sympothies during this time God Bless. Cory and Krystal Loes

  17. I am sorry to learn about the death of Quentin L. Brus. This must have been a difficult time for all. Therefore, I am forwarding scripture to bring solace. Please, read the following scriptures: Psalm 90:10, Genesis 5:3-32 and Hebrews 9:27.

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