Gerane Ardell “Gerry” Brossman, of Vandalia, died peacefully early Saturday morning, October 30, 2021, just two days after her ninety-third birthday.
Her life began October 28, 1928 in South Bend, Indiana, the fifth and youngest daughter of six children born to Walter and Lydia Sass. She graduated from South Bend Central High school in 1946 and from Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1949. She retired from Three Rivers Hospital in 1992 after forty-three years of service.
She married Carl Harold Brossman the day before her twenty-first birthday, October 27, 1949. After more than sixty-one years of marriage, he preceded her in death December 9, 2010.
Gerry will be greatly missed by family and friends. She is survived by one daughter, Carla (John McAtee) Brossman of Elkhart; one son, George (Vicki) Brossman of Vandalia; three granddaughters, Jessica (John) Whitmyer Kubit of Corona, California, Sara (David) Brossman Kieffer of Cassopolis, Taryn (Dale) Whitmyer Weidner of Elkhart; eleven great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren and a fourth on the way; one grandson-in-law, Pat Kelley of Marcellus; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter, Amy Kelley; four sisters, Elvera Keb, Dorothy Keegan, Phyllis Cline, Lois Batalis; and one brother, William Sass.
Family and friends will gather Sunday, November 21, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m. in Saint Paul Lutheran Church, 305 West State Street, Cassopolis with the Reverend Paul Doellinger officiating.
Mrs. Brossman’s remains will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband in Shavehead Cemetery in Porter Township, Michigan.
The family prefers contributions in memory of Gerry be made to Saint Paul Lutheran Church, 305 West State Street, Cassopolis, Michigan 49031.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner Family Funerals Connelly Chapel, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.