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OBITUARY

Marian K. Brockschmidt

May 14, 1922May 11, 2020
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Marian K. Brockschmidt of Springfield, Illinois departed the land of the dying to join the Communion of Saints in eternal living on Monday, May 11, 2020 at home with her son at her side.

Marian was born in Nokomis, Illinois, to Otto and Anna Kanke in May of 1922. After her father died from an accident in 1929 she moved to Springfield where she attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School, Springfield High School and Brown’s Business College. Marian married Arthur Brockschmidt in 1943. They were blessed with three children, Arthur Jr., William, and Alice.

Marian worked for the Selective Service System, Lutheran Child and Family Services, and as secretary to the President of the Central Illinois District of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod.

Marian was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sisters, Ellen Koehler, Ruth Neitzel, Annamae Zschau, and daughter Alice Ullman (Donald). She is survived by her sons, Art Jr. (Edna Elaine) of Renton, WA. and Bill(Joanne) of Springfield, son-in-law Donald Ullman of Minneapolis, MN, five grandchildren, Aaron Brockschmidt, Kevin(Tammy) and Kraig(Kristi) Brockschmidt , Dr. Mary Ullman-Emmerich(Jim) and Dr. Martha Riley(Adam), 5 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and ‘adopted grandson’ Paul Keup and ‘adopted daughter/niece’ Carol McCombs.

Marian is best known as co-founder of Q.U.I.LT.S (Quilters United in Learning, Teaching and Service) and longtime entrant in Textiles at the Illinois State Fair. Both of these entities have honored her by presenting "The Marian Brockschmidt Award” each year. In addition she was president of the Springfield Doll Club and First Aid and Safety Instructor for the American Red Cross. At Trinity Lutheran Church she was a longtime Sunday School teacher and pianist, Cub Scout Den Mother, Girl Scout troop leader, choir member and soloist, member of the Ladies Aid Society, Willing Workers, Lutheran World Relief and LWML. She was an inspiration to many with her humble devotion to excellence in crafts and her unashamed Christian faith.

Her Uncle Bill in Nokomis was a friend of St. Louis Cardinal great “Sunny Jim” Bottomley from whom she developed an intense and long-lived love of Cardinal Baseball. Most of all she was a inspirational, understanding, prayerful and compassionate mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to all who knew her and her love and joy of the knowledge of her Savior Jesus Christ, the respect for her Creator, and her full measure of the Holy Spirit.

Private family graveside services officiated by Rev. Paul Hemenway were held in Oak Ridge Cemetery. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date after the CDC restrictions are relieved. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Trinity Lutheran Church Organ Fund 220 S. Second St. Springfield, Il 62701.

Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.

Arrangements are in the care of Bisch and Son Funeral Home 217-544-5424

  • FAMILY

  • Otto Kanke, Father
  • Anna Droste Brockschmidt, Mother
  • Arthur Edward Brockschmidt, Husband
  • Arthur (wife Elaine) Brockschmidt, Son
  • William "Bill" (Joanne) Brockschmidt, Son
  • Alice Ullman (Donald), Daughter
  • 5, Grandchildren

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  • DONATIONS

  • Trinity Lutheran Church Organ Fund

Services

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Carl Ostermeier

May 21, 2020

Artie and Bill,
So sorry to hear about your mother's passing. I was equally sorry to hear of your sister Alice's passing. The Brockschmidts were such a huge part of the Trinity family, and I am very proud to be part of that family. I have many fond memories of all of you, and I wish you the best in the future.

Carl Ostermeier

STEVEN FOSS

May 21, 2020

Prayers and sympathy to the Brockschmidt family. What an incredible lady and what a shining example to all of us of how to have God first in our lives. Bill, I can see the smile on my Mom's face as your Mom joined that most holy quilter's group! God's blessings during these difficult times. The Foss Family.

Carrie Becker

May 18, 2020

Was saddened to read of Marian's passing. I never met her but admired her quilting expertise for many years when I viewed her quilts and other pieces that were entered in the Illinois State Fair. I am an avid Fair goer as are my family members and we always visited the Hobbies, Arts and Crafts building. Marian's sewing skills and precision in making her quilts were beyond description! The story of her life in her obituary confirmed everything I imagined her to be....even though I never met her. Always thought how blessed her family was to have such a devoted seamstress as a Mom and Grandma! I am sure you are all missing her very much but will be reminded with love each time you use one of her quilted pieces. She was a true artist and crafts woman. God bless all of you.

Marianne Jackson

May 16, 2020

I never met her. I fell in love with her thru her quilts. It was never a trip to the fair without seeing her quilt. Thank you for that. Blessings

Connie Preston

May 16, 2020

Deepest sympathy—
Art & Marian were founding members, both are missed

Iles Park Neighborhood Ass’n

Connie Preston

May 16, 2020

Bill-
So sorry to hear this—your mom was our oldest resident in Iles Park
I will miss seeing her quilts at the Fair
Deepest sympathy
Connie

Marlene Robinson

May 15, 2020

Joanne & Bill
May joyful memories ease the pain of your loss. It sounds like Bill's mom was quite the delight as a servant of our Lord! May His peace and comfort be yours.

Steve Lesko

May 12, 2020

Bill,
I just wanted to give my condolences and hope all is well with you and your family

Steve Lesko
Kincaid IL

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Biography

Marian K. Brockschmidt of Springfield, Illinois departed the land of the dying to join the Communion of Saints in eternal living on Monday, May 11, 2020 at home with her son at her side.

Marian was born in Nokomis, Illinois, to Otto and Anna Kanke in May of 1922. After her father died from an accident in 1929 she moved to Springfield where she attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School, Springfield High School and Brown’s Business College. Marian married Arthur Brockschmidt in 1943. They were blessed with three children, Arthur Jr., William, and Alice.

Marian worked for the Selective Service System, Lutheran Child and Family Services, and as secretary to the President of the Central Illinois District of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod.

Marian was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sisters, Ellen Koehler, Ruth Neitzel, Annamae Zschau, and daughter Alice Ullman (Donald). She is survived by her sons, Art Jr. (Edna Elaine) of Renton, WA. and Bill(Joanne) of Springfield, son-in-law Donald Ullman of Minneapolis, MN, five grandchildren, Aaron Brockschmidt, Kevin(Tammy) and Kraig(Kristi) Brockschmidt , Dr. Mary Ullman-Emmerich(Jim) and Dr. Martha Riley(Adam), 5 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and ‘adopted grandson’ Paul Keup and ‘adopted daughter/niece’ Carol McCombs.

Marian is best known as co-founder of Q.U.I.LT.S (Quilters United in Learning, Teaching and Service) and longtime entrant in Textiles at the Illinois State Fair. Both of these entities have honored her by presenting "The Marian Brockschmidt Award” each year. In addition she was president of the Springfield Doll Club and First Aid and Safety Instructor for the American Red Cross. At Trinity Lutheran Church she was a longtime Sunday School teacher and pianist, Cub Scout Den Mother, Girl Scout troop leader, choir member and soloist, member of the Ladies Aid Society, Willing Workers, Lutheran World Relief and LWML. She was an inspiration to many with her humble devotion to excellence in crafts and her unashamed Christian faith.

Her Uncle Bill in Nokomis was a friend of St. Louis Cardinal great “Sunny Jim” Bottomley from whom she developed an intense and long-lived love of Cardinal Baseball.
Most of all she was a inspirational, understanding, prayerful and compassionate mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to all who knew her and her love and joy of the knowledge of her Savior Jesus Christ, the respect for her Creator, and her full measure of the Holy Spirit.

Private family graveside services officiated by Rev. Paul Hemenway were held in Oak Ridge Cemetery. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date after the CDC restrictions are relieved. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Trinity Lutheran Church Organ Fund 220 S. Second St. Springfield, Il 62701.

Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.

Arrangements are in the care of Bisch and Son Funeral Home 217-544-5424

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