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Grace E. Brotherton

June 12, 1928 — April 12, 2021

Memorial Mass for Grace Eleanor Brotherton, 92, of Gilbert, will be 10am Monday, April 19, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Gilbert with Fr. Charles Flynn as celebrant.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the mass at church with recitation of the rosary at 9:30am.  Burial will be in the Gilbert Cemetery.  Arrangements by Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Gilbert.

Grace died Monday, April 12, 2021 at Essentia Health – Virginia, Minnesota.

She was born June 12, 1928 in Gilbert, Minnesota to John and Mary (Maki) Kern.  Grace was a 1946 graduate of Gilbert High School and shortly after began working at the Gilbert Post Office.  She began working as a clerk and later as Post Master, retiring in 1973.

On June 12, 1954 she married Gordon Brotherton in Gilbert, Minnesota.  Grace was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include her children: Robert (Trudy) Brotherton of Ft. Worth, TX, Penny (Don) Burke of Virginia and Mark Brotherton of Gilbert; grandchildren: Douglas, Patrick, Mary, Abby, Nikki, Chris and Joshua; great grandchildren: Elizabeth, Emily and Charles; sister: Fran Preiner; several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gordon; siblings: Robert (Mary), John and two in infancy.

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Memorial Mass

Monday, April 19, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Louisiana Ave W, Gilbert, MN 55741

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