Dolores Brucken 1931-2021
Dolores M. Brucken, 90, formerly of Soldier, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha.
She was born Jan. 24, 1931, at St. Benedict, the daughter of Henry and Frances Holthaus Osterhaus.
Mrs. Brucken had worked as a nurse’s aide in Seneca and later cooked for the Emmett Sale Barn, and later for Golden Acres Nursing Home in Onaga for more than 20 years.
She was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Holton, and the Altar Society and Mary Ann Circle at the church. She also taught CCD and had been the religious education coordinator at one time.
She married Lawrence “Hap” Brucken on April 29, 1950, at St. Mary Catholic Church at St. Benedict. He preceded her in death on February 10, 2012.
Dolores was also preceded in death by her parents, two sons, John Brucken and Pat Brucken, two brothers, Eddie Osterhaus, who died in childhood, and Marvin Osterhaus, and a sister, JoAnn Sandmann.
Survivors include three sons, Garry Brucken and wife Linda, Circleville, Allen Brucken and wife Dorinda, Alma, and Galen Brucken and wife Tena, Soldier; two daughters, JoAnn Trinder and husband John, Kansas City, Mo., and Joleen Tannahill and husband Jack, Soldier; five brothers, Robert Osterhaus and wife Zita, Summerfield, Dick Osterhaus and wife Kay, Beatrice, Neb., Jerry Osterhaus and wife Judy, Seneca, Dennis Osterhaus and wife Kathy, Sabetha, and Hank Osterhaus, Salem, Neb.; four sisters, Mildred Eisenbarth, Hoyt, Sr. Mary Immaculata, Milwaukee, Wisc., Sharon Broxterman and husband Richard, Sabetha, and Jeanette Koch and husband Elmer, Kansas City, Mo.; 22 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 at St. Dominic Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, west of Holton. Mrs. Brucken will lie in state after 9 a.m. Tuesday at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton, where a rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m., followed by visitation until 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Dominic Catholic Church, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1034, Holton, KS 66436.