OBITUARY

Connie S. Brockhaus

December 25, 1950July 23, 2020
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Connie Sue Brockhaus, 69, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Portland, IN to the late C. Jay and M. Louise (Gilley) Stultz. Connie worked as a Registered Nurse for 45 years until her retirement. She is survived by her son, Brian (Mackenzie) Brockhaus; daughter, Beth Brockhaus; five grandchildren; and brother, Richard Stultz. She was also preceded in death by her beloved dog, Indy. Funeral service 10:00 am Saturday, August 1, 2020 at D.O. McComb Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Visitation from 3pm to 8pm, Friday, July 31, 2020 at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial in IOOF Cemetery, Pennville, IN.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

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Irene Wagley

August 1, 2020

Connie and I worked at Lutheran Hospital together for many years. I miss her laugh and fun times we had together. I’m still at Lutheran in NICU working on my 46th year. May God comfort you, Brian and family and Beth, with His strength and peace. I remember you both as children.

Joan Hunt

July 30, 2020

Brian I’m writing another note to say I just saw the added photo and it brought back lots of memories of the nursing school years.
I enjoyed reading your note about your mom and that is exactly how I remember her. She was a good friend during our years at English Hall.
Joan Hunt

Brian Brockhaus

July 28, 2020

Mom never particularly wanted to be the center of attention. She liked to be involved, but her personality always had her hanging just on the outside of everything at family gatherings, parties, days at the lake, etc. That really makes for great general memories in knowing she was always there, but it makes it difficult to recall any true Mom-defining stories. Many of her favorite stories were her witnessing and sharing others' experiences. I guess that was her definition; just happy to be there. That was her in a nutshell, and that was the way she liked it.

So I hope she left knowing how loved she was. I hope she knew how grateful I am for all the things she did for me, for the sacrifices she made while raising me, and for everything she did and provided to help me in raising my own children.

Over the last several weeks, I've been thinking about the incalculable number of lives she touched through the years in her work as a nurse, helping care for some of the most vulnerable babies as they began their lives, and soothing countless minds of countless parents in some of their scariest moments. It seems Mom truly found her calling, and she did it as well as she could for as long as she could.

If there is a Great Beyond, I know Mom is there right now with a pocket full of dog biscuits and throwing a tennis ball to our dog Indy, her sixth "grandchild." Or maybe she's sitting in a chair, with that big lug sitting beside her, his tongue hanging halfway to the floor and tail thumping happily and loudly against the side of the recliner as she scratches his head.

We'll miss her terribly and, man, she earned it.

Sharon Ross

July 27, 2020

Connie and I were about 3 months apart in age. Connie was born in December, Nancy in January, and me in March. The Stultz cousins have remained close through the years and Connie is our first loss. We enjoyed laughing and reminiscing when we were together. When I visited Connie in the nursing home she always shared stories of Brian, Beth, and her beloved grandchildren. Some years we may have only seen each other once a year because of life (work and children). It was easy to get caught up and there was always so much to talk about. I will dearly miss her.

Joan Newberg Hunt

July 27, 2020

Connie and I met in 1971 as we became roommates in nursing school at Parkview Methodist. Although we lost touch after some 45+ years since becoming RN’s in 1973, I remember some fun times and encouraging one another as we studied and shared experiences on our career path. Rest In Peace Connie. Condolences to her family. I remember a weekend trip to Pennville and meeting her parents and brother,
Love, Joan Newberg Hunt Plymouth, IN

Jackie Sanders

July 27, 2020

My deepest sympathy to Connie's family. I knew Connie from when her children were in 4-H. Always keep us smiling.

Carolyn Nay

July 26, 2020

Connie was always looking out to make sure I had relief for lunch and to see if I needed any supplies at work. She was always smiling.
Thank you for your friendship Connie!

Glenda Majcher

July 25, 2020

Connie was a wonderful cousin
She hated going through tunnels, she helped me get settled in Ft.Wayne when I started teaching at Woodburn H.S. She had a beautiful smile and loved her children and grandchildren. Her laughter touched all around her. She was a dedicated nurse. She will be missed at all our family gatherings.
God bless you Brian and family and Beth.

Jennifer Hegerfeld

July 24, 2020

She was a beloved co-worker. She loved talking about her family. You will be missed.

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