Mary Ann Brus, 92 Tyler formerly of Melrose July 15, 1924 - Apr. 15, 2017 A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove for Mary Ann Brus who died Saturday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Melrose. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. The Christian Mothers will pray at 6 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Mary Ann Brus was born July 15, 1924 to Aloys "Al" and Anna Sieben at Melrose, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface (now St. Mary's) Catholic Church in Melrose. She attended school in Melrose, graduating in 1942. Following her education, she worked as a dental assistant. On June 7, 1945 Mary Ann married Joseph "Bud" Brus at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Their union was blessed with three sons—Robert, Gary, and Allan. The couple made their home in Melrose, where Mary Ann cared for the home and raised the family. She was a great homemaker, loving mother, grandmother, and wife. In 1974 Bud began working for Lyon Lincoln Electric Co-op and the couple moved to Tyler, Minnesota. Bud preceded her in death in 1991. Mary Ann was a member of St. Dionysius Catholic Church in Tyler, and a life member of Christian Mothers. She enjoyed golfing, sewing, crafts, refinishing furniture, and time spent with her family. Mary Ann is lovingly remembered by her sons, Robert (Carol) Brus of Surprise, Arizona, Gary Brus of Kansas City, Missouri, and Allan (Gayle) Brus of Minnetonka, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Jeff, David, Dawn, Logan, and Jack Brus; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud; her parents; brothers, Omer and Cyril Sieben; and sister, Vera Kirstein.
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