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Marian Brockpahler

Marian Brockpahler

The Mass of Christian Burial for Marian Brockpahler, of Sebeka was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3, at the St. Ann's Catholic Church in Wadena, with Father Aaron Kuhn as celebrant.

Marian Martha Brockpahler, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at the Serenity Living Solutions in Sebeka, MN, under the compassionate care of Knute Nelson Hospice.

Marian was born to Mathias "Math" and Frances (Vorderbruggen) Heltemes on July 6, 1927, in Bluffton, MN, and attended District #23 Country School.

Marian was united in marriage with Walter Brockpahler on May 23, 1950, at St. Hubert's Catholic Church in Blue Grass, MN. They made their home by Sebeka. Marian's days were filled with the tasks of a homemaker, farm wife and mother of five. She was always busy baking and gardening! Marian enjoyed reading, going to garage sales, and playing cards. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family!

In 1982, Marian and Walter made Wadena their home. Walter passed away in 2005, and Marian stayed in Wadena until moving to Sebeka in 2010.

Preceding Marian in death were her husband; her parents; brothers Andrew, Louie, Jerome, Joseph, Leonard, Arthur, Mathias, and Walter; and sisters Mabel Heltemes and Irene Kopischke.

Marian is survived by her sons: David (Carla) of Waconia, Brad (Roxanne) of Nimrod, and Gerald of Park Rapids; daughters: Connie (Dave) Cardini of Sebeka and Linda (Tom) Stursa of Park Rapids; brother Ervin (Joanne) Heltemes of Cudahy, WI; brother-in-law John Kopischke of Wadena; sister-in-law Mary Heltemes of West Bend, WI; along with her beloved nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Wadena, MN.

Arrangements with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services Wadena, MN (