Vivian Bruder
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Vivian Faye Bruder age 83 of Crofton, Nebraska died on Monday, September 26, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Hartington, NE.

A gathering of family and friends will be on Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 3-5:00 p.m. at the Crofton Senior Center with a luncheon to be served. Burial of her cremated remains will be at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery of Crofton. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton.

Vivian was born November 4, 1932 to Hugh and Pearl (Shippy) Parsons on a farm west of Crofton. Vivian graduated from Crofton High School in 1950. She then attended National Business Training School in Sioux City graduating the following year. Vivian was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Dick Bruder on December 26, 1951 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. She then began working for Joseph and Mary Wiebelhaus at the New Meridian Health Clinic as receptionist and bookkeeper while Dick was stationed in Italy.

Two daughters were born to this union, Linda in 1957 and Robin in 1960. After raising her family, Vivian returned to the work force as office manager at the Crofton Journal. She held this position from 1977-1988 working first for John and Mary Kerr and then for Kevin and Tweeter Henseler. Vivian retired in 1988 to care for her husband when he became ill.

Vivian was known for her sewing skills, making clothes for her daughters as they were growing. She sewed Lindas wedding dress and her bridesmaids dresses in 1976. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, the Guild and Crofton Legion Auxiliary. Vivian and Dick enjoyed boating, fishing, hunting and bowling. She took an interest in each grandchild and followed their activities as they grew.

Vivian is survived by her daughters and their spouses, Linda and Gary DeBlauw of Crofton and Robin and Scott Cohoon of Sioux Falls; four grandchildren Tim Cahoon, Luke DeBlauw, Ben DeBlauw, and Micelle Nohr; six great grandchildren; sisters- in-law Norma Parsons of Casper, WY and Joan Bruder of Crescent City, CA.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceeded in death by her parents, her husband Dick in November 2002, two brothers, Curt (Rosetta) Parsons and Bob Parsons and two sisters Virginia (Norman) Hagemann and Shirley (Al) Hegge.

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You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother. She was such a neat lady and will be greatly missed.

Cyril and Laverta Mauch



I wish my deepest sympathy on the loss of Vivian. She was a great lady and my prayers and support are with all of you.

Rev. Michael D. Schmitz

Our hearts are with you and we are praying for you. We love you Scott and Robin!

Anthony & Julie Boysen

We are thinking of you and praying for you Robin and Scott as you go through this sad time. Love to you both.

Paul and LaVila Henry

My sympathy to Linda and all of Vivian's family and friends. May the peace of God be with you.

Leon Steffen

Linda and Robin

We are sorry to hear of your loss. It is difficult when you loose a parent. Your mom will always have a special place in my heart.

Laurie Miller

Linda & Robin You are girls are in our thoughts at this time I remember her always sewing things for any one,I will always teasure the times I spent with your parents & the family.

Susan (Suds) Wintz Wurdinger

Linda, Robyn, and family I am so sorry to here of the loss of your mom. She was a special lady. I have many great memories of summer vacations with you all! Rest in peace, Vivian, your work on earth is done.

Debra (Kimble-Wintz) Colston

Linda and Robin, (and your families) You have my deepest sympathy. Love, hugs, and prayers to you. I have so many wonderful memories of times spent at your home with you and your mom and dad. We always had a great time. She was a special lady for sure.

Chris Schieffer Engelbrecht

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