Obituaries

Norma Lea Brakensiek

Norma Lea Brakensiek nee Meury passed away on August 4, 2018 at the age of 89.

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She was the beloved wife of late Erich Brakensiek of Cappeln, Missouri. She is survived by her children Christine (Roy) Ramey of Cappeln, MO, Dan (Sara) Brakensiek of Winchester, VA, Sheila (Gil) Duke of Corona, CA, Wendy Krueger of Saint Peters, MO, Heidi (Sue) Martin of Lake Saint Louis, MO, Lisa (Timothy) Borrson of Cappeln, MO, Kurt Brakensiek of Cappeln, MO, Heather (William) Stubblefield of Cappeln, MO; Erich "Rick" Brakensiek of Cappeln, MO; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Erich A. Brakensiek, father, William G. Meury, mother, Ada Meury nee Schinzing, brother, William Meury, and two sisters, Anita Nieweg and Joyce Grapenthin.

Norma was a longtime member of Saint John's UCC Church in Cappeln, MO and an active member in Mary/ Martha. She was also a proud member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary. Norma cherished the 67 years of marriage that she had spent with the love of her life, her past husband Erich Brakensiek. In her younger years, Norma enjoyed playing the sport of basketball and acting in her drama club. Her more recent hobbies included activities such as quilting, embroidery, and bingo. She had a great appreciation and love for the arts, crafts, and ceramics. However, the activity that Norma valued the most was raising and being surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation: Friday, August 10, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Pitman Funeral Home 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, MO 63385. Service: Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 1 p.m. at St. John's UCC Cemetery,  Cappeln, MO. Memorial donations may be made to Saint John's UCC or Saint Jude's Children's Hospital, in care of Pitman Funeral Home PO BOX 248 Wentzville, MO 63385.