Obit: Bryan, Cecelia A. (1914 - 2004)

Contact: Kipp Kippenhan

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 edition of the Clark County Press

Cecelia A. Bryan

Cecelia Bryan, age 89, of Neillsville, died Saturday, May 15, 2004 at the Memorial Nursing Home in Neillsville.

Cecelia Amelia Bryan was born on July 28, 1914 in Stanley, the daughter of Frank Martin and Anna Marie (Haas) Smitke. She attended Catholic Grade School and graduated from Thorp High School. On Sept. 15, 1937 she was united in marriage to John Black Bryan in Abbotsford. Cecelia worked for the Subke Old Folk's Home and then managed it as the Bryan's Old Folk's Home from 1965 until her retirement in 1976.

She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Neillsville.

Cecelia is survived by four children, Eugene (Beverly) Bryan, of Neillsville; Arlyn (Donna) Bryan, of Neillsville; Sharon (Byrl) Buddenhagen, of Neillsville and LaVonne (Raymond) Pagenkopf, of Neillsville; 19 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 35 great- grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Peggy Bryan, of Glendale, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; a daughter, Karen Lee Whittle; two sons, Bruce and Jerome; two grandchildren, Donald Bryan and Scott Pagenkopf; one step-grandchild; two sisters, Regina Dodmead and twin sister, Lucille Matousek and a brother, Frederick Smitke.

Funeral Services for Cecelia were held Wednesday, May 19, at the United Church of Christ in Neillsville. Pastor James Mohr officiated. Music was, provided by Deon Spangler, organist and Corrine Armitage, soloist. Interment was in the Neillsville City cemetery.

Casket Bearers were: Bruce Bryan, Jr., Todd Bryan, Chad Pagenkopf, Kevin Whittle, Jared Buddenhagen and Cain Trunkel.

The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Cecelia's family with funeral arrangements.



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