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Elsie L. Travers Brunken
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Birth: Aug. 17, 1918
Nance County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Jul. 13, 2002
Platte County
Nebraska, USA

Daughter of Frank & Sadie (Hodge) Travers.
She attended rural Nance County grade schools and graduated from Fullerton High School. After graduation she taught for a few years in rural Nance County. She married Fred Brunken on September 20, 1940 in Grand Island, Nebraska. For 20 years, they farmed in the Creston, Nebraska area before moving to a farm in rural Columbus, Nebraska in 1960. In 1966, they moved into Columbus. Elsie worked for 15 years at the Columbus Community Hospital as a Dietary Assistant.
After retiring from the hospital, Elsie enjoyed traveling and going on bus tours. She enjoyed playing cards, bowling, quilting, cooking, flowers, and attending bible studies at the First Baptist Church where she was a member.

Elsie is survived by:
Son - Richard (Ruth) Brunken - Columbus, NE
Daughter - Janet (Marvin) Rutten - Columbus, NE
Daughter - Shirley (Ron) Schinkus - Smith Center, KS
Sister - Dorothy Smith - Nampa, ID
Grandson - Robert (Nikki) Brunken - Columbus, NE
Grandson - Chris Rutten - Kearney, NE
Grandson - Cory Rutten - Kearney, NE
Granddaughter - Kathryn Rutten - Columbus, NE
Granddaughter - Kimberly Rutten - Lincoln, NE
Granddaughter - Ronda Ryan - Columbus, NE
Granddaughter - Amy Schinkus - Smith Center, KS
Granddaughter - Connie Schinkus - Russell, KS
Grandson - David (Shannon) Schinkus - Newton, KS
Granddaughter - Shelli Schinkus - Vero Beach, FL
Great-Grandson - Grant Brunken - Columbus, NE
Great-Granddaughter - Taylor Brunken - Columbus, NE
Great-Grandson - Conner Schinkus - Russell, KS
Great-Granddaughter - Fayth Ryan - Columbus, NE
Step-Sister - Jean Elizabeth Travers - Lincoln, NE
Step-Brother - John Travers - Kirkland, WA
Elsie was preceded in death by:
Father - Frank Travers
Mother - Sadie (Hodge) Travers
Husband - Fred Brunken
Infant Daughter - Elinor Brunken
Brother - Edward Travers
Infant Sister - Jean Ann Travers
Infant Sister - Betty Lu Travers

Family links: 
  Frank Workman Travers (1889 - 1965)
  Sadie B. Hodge Travers (1893 - 1933)
  Fred Brunken (1916 - 1987)
Columbus Cemetery
Platte County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: Don
Record added: Jul 13, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20427471
Elsie L. <i>Travers</i> Brunken
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Elsie L. <i>Travers</i> Brunken
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