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Elsbeth A. 

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Elsbeth A. Brunkhorst, MA, MT

Born to Eternal Life June 18, 2018, age 75 years. Beloved mother of David Scheuer. Loving sister of Alan (Nancy) Brunkhorst and Brian (Stephanie) Brunkhorst. Further survived by many cherished nieces, nephews and their extended families, other relatives and dear friends.

Elsbeth was an avid bike rider in her younger years, especially enjoying the long-distance tours. She also loved baseball – especially the Milwaukee Brewers. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire on August 6, 1965 and earned her Master of Arts from Central Michigan University. Her entire working career was spent at Milwaukee County General Hospital / Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, starting in 1969. In 1994, she served as the Wisconsin State Advisor for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) while working at Milwaukee County Medical Complex. She was also an adjunct professor of Medical Technology at Marquette.

Visitation at Three Holy Women Parish – Holy Rosary Church, 2011 N. Oakland Ave. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 9:00 AM until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at Wauwatosa Cemetery. If desired, memorials to Urban Initiative MKE c/o Three Holy Women Parish or Susan G. Komen WI.

Past Comments

Mary Carpenter

Beth was the daughter of my Dad’s sister, Cathryn Carpenter Brunkhorst. Although she was much older, I have lots of wonderful memories of Beth and her brothers visiting their parents who lived across the street from us. In more recent years, during my mom’s later years, and since her passing, Beth would always give me a call now and then to just say hi, which I thought was so thoughtful. She always had a smile and fun stories to share. I will miss her a lot.

Karen Ann Pierce

I was a Med Tech colleague of Beth’s at Milwaukee Cointy Medical Complex. I never worked directly with her, but whenever our paths crossed she was always friendly toward me. Once in awhile I would sit with her in the cafeteria during our break times. I found her to be very soft spoken. God bless you Beth for your many years of service! May you now rest in God’s loving peace!

Angela RingSzukalski

I worked with Beth in the blood bank at Froedtert for a long time. Our history goes back further than that though, she was the education coordinator for the Med Tech students at Milwaukee County Hospital when I came in as a student back I 1987. She always had a lot of stories to tell. She left her mark on many people.

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