She was born June 7, 1937 in Sheboygan Falls, Wis.,
daughter of the late Norbert and Ann Walter. Mary Ann grew
up in Sheboygan Falls, Wis., and graduated from Sheboygan
Falls High School in 1955. She earned her teaching
credential from the Sheboygan County Normal School and taught in a two-room
schoolhouse at the Lima Elementary School which happened to be the same
school her father attended.
Mary Ann married Garth Brasure on November 29, 1958, at St. Rose Catholic
Church in the town of Lima. After being married, they resided in Sheboygan
County where they built a home on the family farm that was also in the town of
Lima. In 1973, the family moved to Niagara Wis., to-be closer to her husband's
job at MJ Electric's corporate office. Mary Ann worked on and off as a substitute
teacher in the Niagara school district and was a teacher at Holy Spirit School in
Norway for a few years.
She loved her family, friends, a good beer and loved to read, sew and cook. She
was also an active member in church for many years at St. Anthony Catholic
Church in Niagara.
Mary Ann is survived by four sons, Todd (Patti) Brasure, Timothy Brasure,
Thomas (Ann) Brasure, all of Niagara, Wis., and Gregory (Katie) Brasure, of
Wausau, Wis.; two daughters, Mary "Terese" (Tony) Espe, of Onalaska, Wis., and
Suzanne (Timothy) Schmitt Brasure, of Mount Horeb, Wis.; one sister, Donna
Poppenhagen, of Saratoga, CA; one sister-in-law Carol Jean (Ronald) Feldman,
of Plymouth, Wis.; grandchildren, Jason, Derrick, Krissa, Timothy, Lanie,
Annabelle, Paige, Brooke, Michael, Olivia, Emma, Reid, Blake, Ivan; two great-
grandsons, Landen and Bennet; cousins, nephews, nieces, and many special friends.
Besides her parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband Garth; two
infant sons, Gregory Girard and Thomas Robert; one brother-in-law, Bruce
Poppenbagen; and one niece, Sherri Feldman.
Visitation will be Friday, August 23,2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at St.
Anthony Catholic Church, Niagara, Wis. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated
Friday, 12:00 noon at the church. Rev. Fr. Michael Lightner will officiate. Burial
will be in St. Rose Cemetery, Lima.
Pallbearers will be Mary Ann four sons, Todd, Timothy, Thomas, and Gregory,
and son-in-laws, Tony Espe, and Timothy Schmitt.
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The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home & Cremation Services-Niagara
Chapel, Niagara, Wis., to honor Mary Ann's legacy of life.
Burial of cremate ashes of Mary Ann and Garth are scheduled for 12:30 Sept 14,2019 at St. Rose of Lima cemetery (listed as Blessed Trinity on the this site). Blessed Trinity parish has responsibility of St. Mary's , St. George, and St. Rose cemeteries. Local residents still prefer the original names of the cemeteries. Mary Ann would be a fourth generation Walter family member buried in St Rose of Lima cemetery.
Garth C Brasure
1935–2010 (m. 1958)
Gravesite Details The Brasure memorial marker is located in the westward mid portion of the cemetery. Their burial is accompanied with the Walter family , Poppenhagen and other extended family members. John Walter is the patriarch of the Walter family.
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