Eileen R. Brossard of Watkins died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins after a long battle with cancer. She was 72.
No services will be held.
Eileen Rose (Loesch) Brossard was born Oct. 31, 1940, in Eden Valley to Henry and Angeline (Olk) Loesch. She married Charles Dockendorf Sept. 24, 1959, in Watkins, and they later divorced. She married Richard Brossard June 5, 1961, in Webster, S.D. Richard died Feb. 15, 1994. Eileen and Charles were later reunited in 1995, and have been together ever since. Eileen worked at Animal Fair in Eden Valley, Manhattan Toys, also in Eden Valley, and at T.C.’s Restaurant in Watkins. She enjoyed her numerous flower gardens, was an avid animal lover, loved her grandkids and trips to the casino.
Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; husband Richard; brothers Robert Finneman, Richard Finneman, James Loesch; sisters Esther Johnson, Fern Smith, and Patricia Serbus.
She is survived by her love Charles Dockendorf of Watkins; son Scott Brossard of Watkins; daughter Laura (and Dennis) Majeski of Sartell; brother and sisters Ambrose (and Gloria) Finneman of Minneapolis, Mary Weber of Watkins, Dorothy (and Jerry) Brose of Annandale, Yvonne (and Gene) Bublitz of Kimball, Connie (and Dick) Serbus of Kimball, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to the staff at Coborns Cancer Center, staff of Hilltop Health Care Center and Hospice for care given to Eileen. The most special thanks and love to Charles “Chuck” Dockendorf for giving up everything to care for his sweetheart Eileen.