Elsa Brookman

May 21, 1934 - Nov. 4, 2009

Elsa Brookman, 75, of Waukesha and Naples, Fla., peacefully left this life surrounded by family Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. Born in Germany on May 21, 1934, she came to the United States at age 17 to start a new life. She was a beloved wife, mother and proud grandmother.

Elsa is survived by her husband of 54 years, Gerald Brookman, and daughters, Renee (David) Steckbauer, Brenda (Bill) Megna and Doreen (Tim) Wendlandt. She was the loving grandmother of Kathlyn (Joe) Parry, Jered (Emily) Steckbauer, Carolyn and Bryant Megna, and Evan and Morgan Wendlandt. She is further survived by her sisters, Frieda (Reinhold) Kern and Helene Neeten; brother, Emil (Irmgard) Kluge; and sister-in-law, Ilse Kluge.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Johann and Pauline Kluge, and seven siblings.

A private family service is planned. For those who wish, memorials are suggested to The Arthritis Foundation of Wisconsin, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Waukesha or the charity of your choice.

We love you and carry you in our hearts.