Mary Elizabeth Brobst

Alton | Friday, July 9 2010

Mary Elizabeth Brobst, 87, passed away at 12:16 am Friday July 9, 2010 at Delmar Gardens in Florissant, MO.

She was born on June 18, 1923 in New Lisbon, WI, the daughter of Nestor & Mary (Van Der Walle) Fleming.

She married Richard E. Brobst on June 19, 1948 in Milwaukee, WI. He preceded her in death on February 21, 1982.

She is survived by five children, three sons and two daughters-in-law and two daughters and a son-in-law: Jon & Brenda Brobst of Dougan Falls, WA, Judy Sturgeon of LaMarque, TX, Tom & Rhonda Brobst of Wood River, Susie & Brad Klindworth of Fosterburg and Fr. Jim Brobst, OMI of Belleville; five grandchildren and spouses: Jennifer Mashburn and husband Lee, Mary Bond and companion Jon Stauros, Tom Bond and wife Cheryl, Kelly Brobst and husband Adam Mitchell, and Chris Brobst; four great grandchildren, and she was expecting another great grandchild, two sisters-in-law: Betty Fleming of Pueblo West, CO and Evelyn Fleming of New Lisbon, WI; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by six siblings and spouses: Anna & Ernest Koca, Robert & Lucille Fleming, Leo Fleming, Clara & Gilbert Scharnek, John Fleming, and George & Bette Fleming.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Monday July 12, 2010 at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am Tuesday July 13, 2010 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton.

Cremation rites will follow, and inurnment will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery in New Lisbon, WI.

Memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Mary’s Parish in Alton.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Staten, Fine & Burke Funeral Home

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