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Margarethe “Marge” Anna Elizabeth Brunmaier

Margarethe “Marge” Anna Elizabeth Brunmaier

Margarethe Anna Elizabeth Brunmaier


- January 3, 2020

Marge was born December 19, 1959, in Pendleton, OR, to Donald Anderson and Anna (Jordon) Anderson.  Don retired from the Army in 1965, and moved the family to Sturgis where he was an advisor to the National Guard.  Anna was in the elder care business for many years and was a true family matriarch.  Marge and her brothers, Ron and Tom, all graduated from high school in Sturgis.  Marge was the youngest child and graduated in 1978.  Marge went on to attend college at South Dakota State University and Back Hills State University. 

     Marge was very active in high school and had many friends.  She loved being involved in drill team and Soul 20.  Marge helped organize class reunions so she could catch up with her classmates and revisit fond memories.  Marge played city league volleyball for many years.  She also played the game Bunco once a month with some of her closest friends she had for decades.

     In the Fall of 1982, Marge was employed at the exit 48 Mini Mart.  That is where Marge and Bryan met when he would stop in every morning for coffee.  They became a couple and were united in marriage on June 30, 1984.  Levi was born that September, followed by Laura in March of 1989.  A miniature schnauzer and poodle were also added to the family and everything was complete. 

     Marge grew up in a family devoted to caring for the elderly and began helping her mother in her early teenage years.  Then in the early 1980’s, Marge started her own business caring for elderly, hospice, and individuals with special needs.  Marge continued in that profession for the rest of her life.  She helped many people with comfort and care in their own end of life situations. 

     Marge loved her friends and family in Germany and considered it to be her second home.  As a child, she was able to spend the occasional summer in Germany, and as an adult, visited as frequently as she was able.  Anything less than three weeks was too short.  Marge maintained constant contact with family and friends in Germany and instilled the German traditions into her children.  She enjoyed cooking German dishes and was well known for her German pastries and tortes. 

     Marge had a special connection with all animals, but especially dogs.  She connected with them through love, kindness, and a peaceful nature.  They seemed to detect her sincerity and would quickly seek out her love.  Marge loved nurturing her many house plants.  She also enjoyed playing candy crush in her free time but was modest about her world rank. 

     Marge’s greatest love was the one she had for her husband, her children, and especially for her grandchildren (Reagan, 8, Taylor, 6, Logan, 2, and one soon to come).  Her life and love revolved around them and was unwavering, and their well-being always came first.  There is a special place in heaven for Marge because of the faith she had, the selfless manner in which she did everything, and ceaseless compassion that drove her through life.  She represented all that is good in this world. 

     Margarethe “Marge” Anna Elizabeth Brunmaier, 60, died Thursday, December 19, 2019, at her home in Piedmont.

     Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.

     Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church in Black Hawk with Pastor Randy Sturzenbecker officiating.

     A memorial has been established.

     Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.



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