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Phyllis Bloechl Brustad

Posted By Hall-Wynne On February 10, 2019 @ 11:02 am In Durham,News,Obituaries | 8 Comments

Phyllis Bloechl Brustad, 89, of Durham, NC formerly of Oshkosh Wisconsin, and at Carillon Assisted Living, Fuquay Varina, NC where she lived.
Phyllis worked supporting her husband of 64 years, by raising 10 children, all of which she claimed were her pride and joy. Before her children, she worked as a nurse. When she retired she volunteered her time in Leesburg Florida, where she lived for 10 years and in Durham NC. She was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Durham, NC.
Survivors include her much loved children; Denise Cooper (Rick), Peggy Styron (Glenn), Gregory Brustad (Angela), Thomas Brustad (Judy), Mary Spatt (Andrew), Jeanne Culton (Alan), Janette George (Oth), Patricia Martin (Floyd), Eric Brustad (Donna); 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and her sister Genevieve Troxell of Chicago, Illinois. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband Hurley, her daughter Lynn and granddaughter Maria.
A Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 1001 Mason Road, Durham, NC on Friday, February 22, 2019, at 12:00 noon. Inurnment will be after Mass in the church cemetery. A reception of family and friends will follow the burial rites. The Rev. Fr. Thanh Nguyen will be officiating.

Condolences for the family of “Phyllis Bloechl Brustad”

Condolence from Jane Hayes on February 10th, 2019 12:28 pm

Mrs. Brustad was a fine lady and wonderful mother. She and her family were nearby neighbors until she and her husband moved to Florida. I know she will be missed by her family. She leaves behind a loving family and cherished memories. I too appreciate the things that she did for my family.
Blessings and prayers to each of the family.

Jane Hayes

Condolence from Mary Louise Baldwin on February 11th, 2019 4:00 pm

From the Colleran cousins – We are thinking about you all in this time of sadness. Genevieve shares the loss of her sister & sends her love & prayers to the family. It takes so much work to take care of a big family & the Bloechl girls knew how to do it! Think of all of the good times you have had growing up with a pile of siblings! We sure do & are so grateful for their sacrifice. Wishing you all peace at this time.

Condolence from Maria D. and Kevin McMahon on February 12th, 2019 3:35 pm

Phyllis was who I called sister-friend.(Maria) After many years of conversations and group sharing, Phyllis
and later, Hurley became people frequently visited and shared the wonderful hospitality of the
Brustad family.
Both Phyllis and Hurley meant a lot to us.
As Phyllis knows Maria will ask frequently for her intercessions for us.

Thanks be to God, He loaned us a wonderful friend and Mom to you darlings.
Maria and Kevin

Condolence from Amber Webber,RCD on February 13th, 2019 5:40 pm

She will be greatly missed by many. It was my pleasure to be able to be a part of her life . Our condolences from all of us at Carillon Assisted Living , you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Shirley Adams on February 15th, 2019 7:14 am

I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. I know that your Mother will be missed by all. I thank God for the loving memories that you’ll cherish and the love of Jesus that she shared with her family. These are the things that will comfort you through your sorrow. Our prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Mike&Carol Sellon on February 15th, 2019 1:43 pm

We are sending our sadness and Love to the family the Children all that Know us and those we Didnt get to Know us She was a Wonderful Aunt and Lady May the Lord Bless You all your Hearts will soon Heal Knowing She is in Heaven Your Cousins Mike&Carol Sellon With Much Love!

Condolence from Sabine Wartha on February 17th, 2019 4:29 pm

Phyllis was my American host mother in 1987 when I was an exchange student in Durham. She was always friendly and helpful. I remember her nice cooking, her interaction with church activities and her daily walks to keep in a good shape. Being part of the Brustad family for several months has been an incredible positive experience for me. Thank you Phyllis.
Sabine from Vienna, Austria

Condolence from Sabrina & Russ Lightfoot on February 20th, 2019 8:36 am

Dear Janette, Sammi, Tyler & Trish (Noonie and the rest of the clan too :-)),

Please accept my and Russ’ sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved mother (grandmother). She was an amazing woman who led an equally amazing life. She raised beautiful, intelligent, caring children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and that is a legacy anyone should be proud of.

Janette I know how much you did for your mother day in and day out and I am proud to call you my friend. You are a shining example of what a true devoted daughter is and remind me so much of what I went through with my own mother before losing her to cancer 9 years ago. Thank you foe being there for me when I needed you and know that Russ and I are here for you in your time of need as well.

We love you all,

In Christ’s name.

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