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Bessie Grace Brunson

December 18, 1916 July 6, 2007
Bessie Grace Brunson
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Obituary for Bessie Grace Brunson
Machesney Park - Bessie Grace Brunson, 90, of Machesney Park, died Friday night, July 6, 2007, in her home. Born December 18, 1916, in Burritt Township, the daughter of Henry and Elsie (Santjer) Schroder. She graduated from Leaf River High School. Bessie married Harlan E. Cuthbertson on April 3, 1937; later they divorced. Bessie then married Robert N. Brunson on November 21, 1964, in Rockford. She was a packer at Berol U.S.A. for over 20 years, retiring in 1985. Bessie was an active member of Concordia Lutheran Church and its choir. She loved writing poetry, caring for her animals, gardening, working crossword puzzles, and sewing, especially baby quilts.

Bessie is lovingly survived by her children, Patricia Reese of Machesney Park, Richard (Sally) Cuthbertson of Durand and Harlan "Corky" (Yvonne) Cuthbertson of Poplar Grove and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Bessie was predeceased by her husband, Robert Brunson on April 26, 1977, infant daughter, Brenda Cuthbertson, daughter, Lois Arlene Byerley on December 3, 1998, and her brothers and sisters.

Funeral Information

Service is at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2007, in Concordia Lutheran Church, 7424 N. 2nd St., Machesney Park, with the Rev. David P. Mumm officiating. Burial in Middle Creek Cemetery in Winnebago. Visitation 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 9, 2007 in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago.
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