May 4th, 1926- July 10th, 2019
10, 2019 Lois Brunson left this world peacefully in her sleep to join the loved
ones awaiting her arrival in Heaven.
Belle Breese was born in Omaha, Nebraska on May 4th, 1926 to parents
Elmo and Vivian Breese. She married James Richard Brunson in 1943 and
followed him through his Air Force career bringing her to places throughout the
United States and across the seas to Japan. Her pride of seeing Jim
retire as a Colonel after a 33-year military career shone through. Lois even
had three B17 bombers named after her! She would frequently remanence on
the wartime stories, speak of the challenges of raising a family through those
harrowing times and would share letters and trinkets she received from Jim
during his travels.
Jim’s death in 1978, Lois continued her career at Erickson Petroleum doing
corporate banking services into her 70s. She also was extremely active in her
church, Shepard of the Lake Lutheran Church in Prior Lake, Minnesota
volunteering much of her time to celebrate her strong faith.
was fiercely independent yet generous beyond measure. She dedicated much
of her time to helping others whether that be a grandchild with homework, a
friend who needed a drive to the doctor and a hand around the house, or simply
with a word of wisdom, a friendly phone call or offerings of
encouragement. She truly embodied her motto “if you don’t use it, you
lose it”. She waterskied into her 70’s, attended work out and yoga
classes into her late 80’s and was always up for a game of catch or busy
chasing around her grandkids.
Lois are her sons, Don (Nancy) Brunson of Jefferson, Wisconsin and Jeff
(Michelle) Brunson of Shawano, Wisconsin; sister Gwen Laughlin of Omaha,
Nebraska; grandchildren Patrick (Lisa) Brunson of Albuquerque, New Mexico,
Kelly (Steve) Kanotz of College Grove, Tennessee, Katherine (Rich Coleman)
Lovelace Brunson of Lexington, Kentucky, Paul Brunson of Jefferson, Wisconsin,
Courtney Brunson of Jefferson Wisconsin, Kristine (Jason Fischer) Brunson of Hobart,
Wisconsin; Great-Grandchildren Matthew (Cheyenne), Carl (Megan), Tyler, Katie,
Andrew, Hannah, Julia, Colby, Taylor and Arien; Great-Great-Grandchildren,
Everett and Evander, as well as many nieces and nephews and dear family and
was preceded in death by her parents Elmo and Vivian, husband Jim, son Dick,
grand-daughter Ann Marie and many other cherished family and friends.
Lois will no longer be with us, she will live on in the cherished memories of
the great many lives she touched throughout her time with us.
Funeral Service 10AM Thursday (7/18/2019 ) at Roeder Mortuary, 2727 N 108th St. Omaha, NE. Interment Fairview Cemetery.