Alice Catherine (Walter) Brossart

July 6, 1928-Oct. 9, 2017

Alice Catherine (Walter)

Brossart, the daughter of

Frank and Catherine

(Abel) Walter was born on

July 6, 1928 near Veren-

drye, North Dakota. She

died at the age of 89 years

on Monday, October 9,

2017 at the Heart of Amer-

ica Care Center in Rugby,

North Dakota.

Alice grew up and re-

ceived her education in

Verendrye and later at-

tended and graduated

from Karlsruhe High

School. On October 23,

1950, Alice was united in

marriage to Valentine

Brossart in Karlsruhe. To-

gether they made their

home and raised their

family of nine children on

a farm north of Rugby. In

1994, they moved into

their new home in Rugby.

Valentine died in 2008.

In her later years, she

resided at South View

Estates and the Heart of

America Care Center, both

in Rugby, where she re-

ceived wonderful care

and established many

treasured friendships with

caregivers and fellow


Alice leaves a legacy of

love for her faith, family

and farm life. She was a

loyal member of Little

Flower Catholic Church

for the past 68 years, the

Christian Mothers and

Catholic Daughters. Her

strong support and dedi-

cation to her children’s

Catholic education and

faith was one of her

greatest satisfactions. Al-

ice showed great interest

and actively attended all

of her children and

grandchildren’s life activi-ties and milestones. She

cherished family gather-

ings, especially during the

holidays, and always pro-

vided an abundance of

home cooked meals and

baked goods. German

ethnic foods were her

specialty and pride. She

loved all aspects of farm

life and worked hard to

make a living alongside

her husband. Some of her

greatest interests were

taking care of animals, as-

sisting with all kinds of

field work, gardening, and


Alice had many hob-

bies, including crochet-

ing, quilting, sewing and

embroidery. She took

great pride in giving these

beautiful handmade gifts

to her loved ones on spe-

cial occasions. She was a

4-H and Juniorette leader

for many years.

Those who have shared

in her life are her chil-

dren, Ronald of Minot and

Sun City West, Richard

(Jane) of Rugby, Robert of

Rugby, David of Minot,

Carol (Dale) VanEckhout

of Bismarck, Char (Bill)

Hartl’s of Rugby, Allan

(special friend, Meryle) of

Rugby, Collene (John)

Karels of Fargo and Brian

(special friend, Cindy) of

Rugby; grandchildren,

Connie (Dion) Oscarson,

Kyle (Jen) Brossart, Casey

(Mariah) Brossart, Allison

and Arron Brossart, Jaden,

Brendan and Kristen

VanEckhout, Bobby and

Rachael Hartl’s, and Sa-

mantha Wurgler; step

great granddaughter, Kylie

Johnson great

grandchildren, Callie and

Mia Oscarson and Carter

Brossart; brothers, Ray-

mond Walter of Minot

and Bennie Walter of Vel-

va; a sister, Isabel (Daniel)

Brossart; numerous

nieces, nephews; other re-

latives and friends.

Those who greeted her

in heaven were her hus-

band; parents; infant

daughter; infant grand-

daughter; sister, Mary

(Rochus) Ell; brothers,

Joseph and Allen Walter;

sisters-in-law, Catherine

‘Ket’ (Raymond) Walter

and Lillian (Bennie)


Mass of Christian buri-

al held at: 11:00 a.m. Fri-

day, October 13th at Little

Flower Catholic Church

in Rugby with burial in

the church cemetery. Fa-

ther Tom Graner, Cele-


Visitation: will be held

from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. to-

day at the Anderson Fun-

eral Home with a Rosary

and vigil prayer service:

beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Visitation: will continue

on Friday at the funeral

home from 9:00 to 10:30

a.m. There will be no re-

viewal at the church.

Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry: