Dorothy Brausey

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Dorothy Brausey

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Brausey, 83, of Spencer, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Christ The King, of Spencer. Revs. Mike Huebner and Christopher Nitzel will officiate the service.

Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Mrs. Brausey passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Spencer Hospital.

Dorothy Maxine Brausey, the daughter of Oliver and Amy (Crow) Domer, was born Dec. 21, 1928 in Waterloo, Ia. Her childhood years were spent in Waterloo where she received her education, graduating from Waterloo High School. After graduation, she worked for two years as a nanny for a doctor in Boone, IA, who had a handicapped child.

Dorothy married Ralph Brausey on Sept. 19, 1946, in Kansas. Following their marriage, they lived in the communities of Boone, Waterloo and Des Moines, until moving to Spencer, Ia, in 1964. She was a member of Christ The King Lutheran Church in Spencer. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting, reading, embroidering, sewing and volunteering at the church, where she made over 400 baptismal banners. Dorothy loved to travel and toured Germany and Austria as well as taking a cruise to Alaska and traveling to Reno, Nevada, to visit her son. For the last 10 years, Dorothy and Ralph had spent their winters in Tennessee.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Donald Domer; and four sisters: Gladys Domer, Viola Chrisman, Effie Reasland and Harriett Jones.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Ralph of Spencer; 10 children: Clinton (Wanda) Brausey of Norfolk, Neb., Grace Fortner of Tacoma, Wash., Ralph Gary (Judy) Brausey of Spencer, Ia., Mary (Leon) Daniel of Clarksville, Tenn., Colleen (Robert) Dillard of Dickens, Ia., Mark (Rhonda) Brausey of Bayview, Id., Ruby (Bill) Nitzel of Spencer, Ia., Laura Groth of Spencer, Ia., Paul (Jennifer) Brausey of Spencer, Ia. and Robert Brausey of Kansas City, Mo.; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Vivian (Delbert) Sommerfelt of Independence, Ia.; three brothers: George Domer of Coralville,Ia., Duane (Thelma) Domer of Donna, Texas and James (Val) Domer of Baja, Calif.; other relatives and many friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.