Marlene Brundage, 96, of Grand Island and long-time resident of Cairo died September 21, 2020 at CHI Health St. Francis. Services will be 11 AM, Friday, September 25, 2020 at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island. Derek Apfel will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Apfel Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Marlene was born on November 6, 1923 to Charles and Lillian (Indracek) Brisbane in Omaha, NE. She grew up and graduated school in Omaha. She married Leslie Brundage on April 21, 1942. The couple lived in Los Angeles, CA, moved to Cairo, NE in 1944 and remained there until they moved to Grand Island in 2015. Throughout her life was worked as a nurse at St. Francis, the Lutheran Hospital and the Soldiers and Sailors Hospitals.
She is survived by her daughters, Joy Wenzl and Jean Ann (James) Bernth; six grandchildren and well as 11 great grandchildren; and her sister, Marie (Winnie) Weimer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leslie Brundage; sons, Richard and Leslie Brundage; and sisters, Ruth Fowlk, Doris Matthew and Frankie Brisbane.