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Dorothy I. Brockhaus, 87, a resident of Churubusco and widow of Edward Brockhaus, Jr., passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at 9:55 p.m. at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She had been a patient there for the past month.
Mrs. Brockhaus was born Jan. 26, 1924, in Defiance, Ohio, a daughter of John and Daisy (Boterf) Lipp.
She spent her formative years in that area and graduated from Sherwood Delaware High School in 1941.
On Sept. 18, 1943, she was married in New Haven to Edward Brockhaus, Jr. The couple lived in Fort Wayne until moving to Churubusco in 1983. He preceded her in death that same year.
She had been employed in the offices at the Borden Ice Cream in Fort Wayne for 19 years, and after the company closed, she worked at Shroyerâ€™s Variety & Hardware in Churubusco for several years.
She was a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco, its Rosary Society and St. Vincent dePaul Society, and was also a member of the Churubusco Veteranâ€™s of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post 3846.
The surviving relatives include her children, Larry (Sue) Brockhaus and Rick (Penny) Brockhaus, both of Churubusco, Sandy (Jim) Maggert of Columbia City, and Pat (Jerry) Cox of Goshen; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Lipp and John Lipp, Jr; and by four sisters, Mildred Rehmer, Esther Parker, Mabel Culler, and Ethel Sohn.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday in St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco with Father Edward Erpelding, serving as the celebrant.
The family will receive friends at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m., or after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Entombment will be in the mausoleum at Highland Park Cemetery in Fort Wayne.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the St. Vincent DePaul Society c/o St. John Bosco Catholic Church, 220 N. Main Street, Churubusco, IN 46723
To leave an online condolence for the family in Mrs. Brockhausâ€™ memory, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net.