Friday, March 15, 2002

Obituary: Virginia (Bullis) Brockman - Class of 1945

MADISON [Wisconsin] - Virginia (Bullis) Brockman of Madison passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2002, due to COPD, surrounded by family, at the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center. She was born on June 7, 1927, in Waukesha, the daughter of Lloyd and Kathleen Bullis. She graduated from Madison Central High School in 1945 and continued on to what is now the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where she met Arthur Brockman. They married on July 7, 1951. Virginia was employed at the Plaza True Value for 17 years. She loved to read and collect cook books. Virginia always put family before herself. She will be greatly missed. Virginia is survived by her husband, Arthur; four children, Kathy (Dan) Kohlhagen, Marsha (Steve) Tortorice, Lori (Harold) Hobbs and Dale (Lisa) Brockman; six grandchildren, Laura and Derek Kohlhagen, Michael and Gina Tortorice, and Jeremy and David Hobbs; mother, Kathleen Bullis; and her sister, Noreen (Don) Severson. A memorial service will be held at OUR SAVIOUR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1201 Droster Road, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2002. The Rev. Brad Homan will preside. Family and friends may call at the church from noon until the time of the service on Sunday. A precious one has left us, A voice we love is stilled. An empty place is in our lives That never can be filled. God saw her getting weary And did what seemed the best, Just came and stood beside her And whispered, "Come and rest." Gunderson East Funeral Home (608) 221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 15, 2002; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

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