Dorothy Bruss, 88

Dorothy Therese (nee Vey) Bruss of Grafton, passed away peacefully at Lasata Care Center on March 6, 2014, at the age of 88.Dorothy was born in the town of Grafton on July 27, 1925, the daughter of the late Adam “Art” and Alma (Nee Koepke) Vey. On March 29, 1941, at the young and tender age of 15, Dorothy was united in marriage to the late Louis J. Bruss. Dorothy worked for many years at Sprauge/Cera-Mite before retiring in 1994.

She had a great love for baking and cooking, doing embroidery with a set of pillows for each or her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing bingo at the casinos and church events and watching her favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers. She looked forward to traveling to different states to see her son, who was in Virginia, and her sisters in Wyoming and everything in between. She was a happy person with a big smile for all and had a great sense of humor. Craft fairs, do we need to say more? She loved the holidays, especially Christmas. She enjoyed watching the grandchildren open their gifts, baking cookies, making candies — it definitely was her most years. joyful time of year. Dorothy is survived by her children: Dianne (Richard) Becker, Howard (Barbara) Bruss, Helen (Pete) Frost, Dennis (Peggy) Bruss, Neil (Carol) Bruss, Michael (Dee Dee) Bruss and Thomas; siblings: Victor, James, Terry, Rose, Marlene, Mary, Marcy and Lucy; 24 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Louis; grandsons: Scott Becker and Howard Bruss Jr.; brothers: Arthur Jr., John and Joseph; and sisters: Elizabeth, Rita and Christine.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014, 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grafton, with the Rev. Michael Barrett officiating. Interment will be at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend. Visitation will be at the church Saturday from 9-10:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated.

Mueller Funeral Home of Grafton is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent at