Alice Brossart

Alice Brossart

Alice Catherine (Walter) Brossart, 89, daughter of Frank and Catherine (Abel) Walter was born July 6, 1928, near Verendrye. She died Oct. 9, 2017, at the Heart of America Care Center in Rugby. 

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Little Flower Catholic Church, Rugby, with Father Tom Graner as Celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Anderson Funeral Home with a rosary and vigil prayer service beginning at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Friday at the funeral home from 9 to 10:30 a.m. There will be no reviewal at the church. 

Alice grew up and received her education in Verendrye and later attended and graduated from Karlsruhe High School. On Oct. 23, 1950, Alice was united in marriage to Valentine Brossart in Karlsruhe. Together they made their home and raised their family of nine children on a farm north of Rugby. In 1994, they moved into their new home in Rugby. Valentine died in 2008. In her later years, she resided at South View Estates and the Heart of America Care Center, both in Rugby, where she received wonderful care and established many treasured friendships with caregivers and fellow residents.

Alice leaves a legacy of love for her faith, family and farm life. She was a loyal member of Little Flower Catholic Church for the past 68 years, the Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters. Her strong support and dedication to her children’s Catholic education and faith was one of her greatest satisfactions. Alice showed great interest and actively attended all of her children and grandchildren’s life activities and milestones. She cherished family gatherings, especially during the holidays, and always provided an abundance of home cooked meals and baked goods. German ethnic foods were her specialty and pride. She loved all aspects of farm life and worked hard to make a living alongside her husband. Some of her greatest interests were taking care of animals, assisting with all kinds of field work, gardening, and canning.

Alice had many hobbies, including crocheting, quilting, sewing and embroidery. She took great pride in giving these beautiful handmade gifts to her loved ones on special occasions. She was a 4-H and Juniorette leader for many years.

Those who have shared in her life are her children, Ronald, Minot and Sun City West, Richard (Jane), Rugby, Robert, Rugby, David, Minot, Carol (Dale) VanEckhout, Bismarck, Char (Bill) Hartl, Rugby, Allan (special friend, Meryle), Rugby, Collene (John) Karels, Fargo and Brian (special friend, Cindy), Rugby; grandchildren, Connie (Dion) Oscarson, Kyle (Jen) Brossart, Casey (Mariah) Brossart, Allison and Arron Brossart, Jaden, Brendan and Kristen VanEckhout, Bobby and Rachael Hartle, and Samantha Wurgler; great-grandchildren, Callie and Mia Oscarson and Carter Brossart; brothers, Raymond Walter, Minot and Bennie Walter, Velva; sister, Isabel (Daniel) Brossart; numerous nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends. Those who greeted her in heaven were her husband, parents, infant daughter and infant granddaughter; sister, Mary (Rochus) Ell; brothers, Joseph and Allen Walter; sisters-in-law, Catherine ‘Ket’ (Raymond) Walter and Lillian (Bennie) Walter.

Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry:

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