Jeanette A. Brickweg, 87

Jeanette A. Brickweg, age 87 of New Munich, died peacefully on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 8 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich with Rev. Roger Klassen, O.S.B. officiating and Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Parish prayers will be held at 5 p.m. followed by the Christian Mothers at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Jeanette Ann Hoeschen was born September 10, 1924 in Freeport, Minnesota to John and Margaret (Fabeck) Hoeschen. On October 16, 1944 she married Frank Brickweg at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. The couple lived and farmed near New Munich for 20 years. In 1980, they retired and moved into New Munich. Jeanette worked and volunteered at the nursing home and hospital in Melrose.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich and the Christian Mothers. Jeanette loved life and loved spending it with her family and friends. Her sweet and joyful spirit touched many lives. Jeanette loved playing RummiKub and cards. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing, and watching polka music programs. Her kindness and wonderful sense of humor will be missed.

Survivors include her children, Jim (Joni) Brickweg of Opole, Bob (Lynelle) Brickweg of Alexandria, Sharon Brickweg of Alexandria, Amy (David) Schneider of Plymouth, Mary (Kevin) Brickweg-Kerfeld of Sauk Centre, Pat (Jon) Molitor of Waite Park, and Paul (Diane) Brickweg of Alexandria; 18 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Beatrice Pryatel of New Prague, Joan Barutt of Graceville, and Viola (Don) Ware of Ray, North Dakota.

Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Brickweg on June 28, 1990; parents; sons, Kenneth Brickweg and Roger Brickweg; grandson, Adam Funk; great-grandson, Griffin Brickweg; sisters, Evelyn Hart and Helen Becker; and brother, Leo Hoeschen, Jr.

Serving as casket bearers will be her grandsons, Randy Brickweg, Bryce Brickweg, Kyle Funk, Jason Bruggeman, Cole Molitor, Joshua Brickweg, and Corey Brickweg. Cross bearer will be her granddaughter, Hope Nguyen and scripture bearer will be her granddaughter, Amy Wegner.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

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