Funeral services were held Monday, March 2, 1998 for Rhoda M. Bruesehoff, age 93 of Watertown, Minn. She died Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Elim Nursing Home in Watertown.
She was born Feb. 6, 1905 at Kerkhoven, Minn, the daughter of Edward and Villa (Murphy) Johnson.
She was baptized in 1905 and confirmed June 5, 1927.
Rhoda was preceded in death by husbands Walner Burtman and Edward Bruesehoff, step sons: Kenneth, Don and Lloyd Bruesehoff; parents Edward and Villa Johnson; brothers John and Charles Johnson, and sister Gladys Schaunamann.
Surviving her are sons and daughters-in-law: Harold and Barbara Burtman of Los Angeles, Calif., Al and Ranae Burtman of Mayer; daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Lee Baer of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandchildren: Shelly and Barry Dick, Teddy Baer, Nathan, Jill and Anne Burtman; great-grandchildren: Bobby, Joey, Tommy, Brian and Lauren, and stepson Gene Britten.
She is further survived by step daughter-in-law, Delrose Bruesehoff of Hopkins; stepgrandchildren Karen and Shelly; step great-grandchildren: Christopher, K.C., Kayla, Nik; sisters Florence Mielke of Minneapolis, Fern Johnson of New Hope, and Clara Lieske of New Hope; brother Walter Johnson of Birmingham, Ala.; sister-in-law Millie Johnson of Ventura, Calif.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Watertown with the Rev. Debra Warnes officiating.
Interment was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Watertown. Casketbearers were Leo Johnson, Dale Johnson, Jerry Olson, Bob Olson, Bob Erickson, and John Eian.