Anne Olivia Bruendl,
Olivia Bruendl, 98, of Las Vegas, formerly of Kewaskum, was born into
eternal life on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at the home of her daughter in
Las Vegas. She was born on July 7, 1915, in Mellen, the daughter of the
late Anton and Katherine (Berres) Schaeffer. Anne attended St. Michael
School and graduated in 1929. She was the last surviving member of her
class. The class motto was “Doing, not wishing,” which Anne attested to
all her life. After graduation she had numerous domestic jobs and worked
at the Hartford shoe factory and Amity.
Anne was united in marriage to George M. Becker on June 16, 1937, at St.
Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Michaels. George was the co-owner of
the Fisher and Becker garage in Newburg. He passed away in 1965. On Aug.
31, 1977, she was united in marriage to George Bruendl at Holy Hill. He
passed away in 2000.
Anne enjoyed arts, crafts and organ music, which she continued to do
into her 90s. She was a long-time member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church
in Kewaskum and contributed many hours of charity work with her crafts
for Sister Eileen Curran. She moved to Las Vegas in 2002 and was a
member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and also an active member
of a Bible group. Anne continued her love of music through becoming a
member of Fletchers Music Studio in Las Vegas and was also involved with
the Las Vegas Senior Center.
Those Anne leaves behind to cherish her memory include her daughter,
Carol (Nordehl “Del”) Jones-Swan of Las Vegas; a sister, Rose Gross of
Port Washington; a brother, John (Florence) Schaeffer of Waukesha; a
brother-in-law, Frank Herriges of West Bend; numerous nieces, nephews,
friends and beloved the Rev. Manuel Quintero of St. Francis de Sales
Catholic Church in Las Vegas and members of her spiritual family.
In addition to her husbands and parents, Anne was preceded in death by
her brothers, Edward and Lawrence Schaeffer; two sisters, Marie
(Clarence) Albinger and Eleanor Neckuty Herriges and two
brothers-in-law, Edwin Gross and Peter Neckuty.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Anne will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday,
Oct. 28, 2013, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum. The Rev.
Edwin Kornath will officiate and burial will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in
Holy Angels Catholic Church Cemetery in West Bend.
Relatives and friends may call at the church on Monday from 2 p.m. until
the time of Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Holy Trinity Catholic Church are
The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Anne's
Additional information and guestbook may be found at