Marian Brookshaw 1931-2022


Marian Lorraine Brookshaw, age 90, of Ellsworth died unexpectedly on Saturday July 30, 2022 at her residence in Ellsworth.

She was born Aug. 26, 1931 in Diamond Bluff, Wisconsin to Henry and Lorraine (Anderson) Christiansen.

Marian enjoyed barn dances, cross stitching, crocheting, quilting and sewing. Being a house wife, Marian took great pride in keeping an immaculate home and meticulously dusting her many knickknacks, tea pots and cups & saucers. She treasured being a mom and adored her grandchildren. Marian loved spending time with her family over the holidays, especially Easter and Christmas. She looked forward to decorating her home for the holidays each year. She enjoyed working in the garden and canning each year’s harvest.

Marian will be missed by her three daughters; Julie (John) Foss, Jody (Jeff) Gilbertson, Janel (Larry) Hanson; step children, Jeff (Judy) Brookshaw, Brenda (Jeff) Weber, Dan (Lisa) Brookshaw; grandchildren, Joleen Gilbertson, Jenna Gilbertson, John R (Anne) Foss, Jennifer Foss, Justin (Amanda) Hanson, Jessica (Tyrone) Johnson; great grandchildren, Henrik Foss, Oskar Foss, Fredric Foss, Lillian Johnson.

Preceded in death by parents, husbands Royce Osterland, Kenneth Brookshaw, and siblings.

A funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ: W5706 State Highway 72, Ellsworth, WI 54011. A visitation will be from 4 -7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services: 130 North Grant St., Ellsworth, WI 54011. Burial will be at St. Paul’s UCC Cemetery in Ellsworth.

Services are entrusted to O’Connell Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ellsworth, www. oconnellfuneralservices. com, 715-273-4421.