April 20, 2023
Rosiland Kay Brettmann, 84, the daughter of Chester and Clara (Houser) Frankforter, was born on March 9, 1939, in Belvidere, Nebraska. She died April 13, 2023, at Fallbrook Assisted Living in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Rose grew up in Belvidere, attending school and graduating from Belvidere High School with the Class of 1956.
She was baptized on Dec. 27, 1957, and confirmed on December 29, 1957, by Pastor Janssen, as an adult at the Peace Lutheran Church in Deshler.
Rose married Willis Brettmann on Sept. 21, 1958. They enjoyed 42 years of marriage together. This union was blessed with the birth of three sons.
Rose worked at the Deshler Cafe during high school, and helped her husband on the farm where they also sold oil, seed and twine, raised a large vegetable garden, and rescued many kittens. Later in life, she was the lunch supervisor at Deshler Public Schools, retiring in 2001 after 17 years.
She enjoyed entering her fresh vegetables, floral arrangements, pies and crafts at the Thayer County Fair, usually winning many ribbons. She also enjoyed writing articles for the Deshler Rustler under the name “Country Rose,” telling funny stories and keeping people informed with what was new in Thayer County.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Clara; husband, Willis; siblings, Gary Frankforter, Max Frankforter, Gene Frankforter, Roma Bedlan and Pamela Worm.
She is survived by her three sons, Thomas Brettmann of Castle Rock, Colorado; Gregg Brettmann of Kalamazoo, Michigan; and Michael (Beth) Brettmann of Elizabeth, Colorado; six grandchildren, Katherine and Lindsey Brettmann of Castle Rock, Colorado, Kaylea and Anna Brettmann of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Emily (Saxon) Augenbaugh and Jacob Brettmann of Elizabeth, Colorado; and great-grandson, Parker Augenbaugh.
Her funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m., today (Thursday) at Peace Lutheran Church in Deshler. Officiant will be Pastor Joe Love. Organist will be Julia Pohlmann. Casket bearers will be Jacob Brettmann, Tony Deepe, Tad Warm, and Tyson Warm. Burial will be in the Peace Lutheran Church cemetery.