Dorothy Brecheisen

Dorothy Brecheisen

Tuesday, June 6th, 1922 - Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020
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Dorothy Brecheisen, 98, Gardner, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Society, Olathe, Kansas. Heaven has gained another angel. Private family memorial service 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 13, 2020. Graveside service to follow 2:30 p.m. at Clearfield Cemetery, Eudora, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Society, 20705 W 151st, Olathe, Kansas. Condolences may be left at Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, Kansas 66030, (913) 856-7111.

Dorothy was born on June 6, 1922 in Edgerton, Kansas to Lee and Edythe (Lyons) Erskine. She was a lifelong Johnson County resident, graduating from Edgerton High School in 1940. On February 9, 1941 she married the love of her life, Freddie Brecheisen. They bought a house in Gardner, Kansas where they raised their three children. In 1961, they purchased the Gardner Variety Store and enjoyed operating it until they retired.

Dorothy loved her family and she will greatly be missed! The highlight of her life was having family gather in her home for fun, food and fellowship. Her favorite hobbies were putting together puzzles and reading books. She loved playing the card game Hand and Foot and Mexican Dominoes. Dorothy had a servant’s heart. She was a caregiver for her husband many years and also for her mother for a few years. Following Freddie’s death, she enjoyed attending the Senior Center in Gardner, eating lunch there with friends and playing cards. She was a member of the Gardner Presbyterian Church and Gardner Grange.

She is survived by her daughter Judy Rochte of Gardner, Kansas; son Howard Brecheisen and his wife Joyce of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; son Kenneth of Gulfport, Mississippi; sister Juanita Cason of Sun City, Arizona and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Edythe Erskine; husband Freddie Brecheisen; brother Roger Erskine; and sister Helen Fesmire.
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  • Service

    Friday, November 13th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday, November 13th, 2020 1:00pm
    Bruce Funeral Home Gardner
    106 South Center
    GARDNER, KS 66030
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    Private Family
  • Interment

    Clearfield Cemetery
    E 2200 Rd
    EUDORA, KS 66025
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Carol Stokes Page

Posted at 12:22am
For years, Our Brownie troop met ever week in the Breicheisen’s home. Dorothy was like a second mother to me, always welcoming Judy’s friends, especially when the family room addition was built! There were always African Violets on the window seat in the dining room! Her mother, Grandma Erskine was a dear lady too. There must be quite a party getting started in Heaven! What a reunion now that Dorothy has arrived!
My deepest sympathies to Judy and all the family. We are each one better people for having known Dorothy Breicheisen!

Lois Barber

Posted at 07:05pm
Condolences from Gardner Grange. She was a 65 year member of our organization. When we return to having meetings we will draper our charter in her memory.

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Posted at 09:42am
We have so many loving memories of Aunt Dorothy. The H. L. Fesmire's Daughter, Son's and Families.
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Connie Wright

Posted at 07:02pm
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