Thanks to Phil Little, a member of the MadWest Class of 1957 for providing the source of this notice. Below is an excerpt from a letter Phil sent me with the printed material about Nancy’s obituary. (note: due to space constraints, I was unable to use the photos mentioned). ChuckR
Nancylee Albrecht Brolin, of Crosslake, MN, formerly of Columbia, MO, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 17, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN at the age of 75.
Visitation will be Saturday 9:30am-11am, January 23, 2016, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, MO, with A Celebration of Life to follow at 11am. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Nancy was born November 29, 1940 in Madison, Wisconsin. She received her Nursing degree from the Milwaukee School of Nursing and worked as an Operating Room Nurse for the first part of her career. She married Donn E. Brolin in Madison, Wisconsin on August 31, 1963. She worked as a stay at home mom with their 2 children and used this time to obtain a Masters in Education from the University of Missouri. She used this education to teach Surgical Tech classes for many years and eventually retired from her role in Quality Improvement at the University of Missouri Hospitals & Clinics. She spent much of her retirement with her children, grandchildren, and beloved viszla Gretta at her lake cabin in Crosslake, MN. She enjoyed time there with her hobbies of watercolor painting, wool rug hooking, and was an active member in the Crosslake Art Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donn E. Brolin (1996), parents Martin & Muriel Albrecht of Madison, WI. Survivors include her son Craig Brolin (Rachel) of Corcoran, MN; daughter Erica Brolin (Ryan Freese) of Maple Grove, MN; six grandchildren: Brianna (16), Brandan (14), Alyssa (14), Justin (12), Aiden (10), and Brigit Ann (7); sister Joan F. Albrecht of Clearwater, FL; nephew John (Claire) Brolin and niece Sarah (Jacob) Schrieffer, as well as many very close family friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the: Donn E. Brolin Memorial Fellowship Fund, payable to University of Missouri, 118 Hill Hall, Columbia MO, 65211, Attn: Monica Collins.