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Jeanne Brogan

Jeanne Brogan

NORFOLK — Services for Agnes J. “Jeanne” Brogan, 95, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Immaculata Monastery & Spirituality Center, 300 N. 18th St., in Norfolk. The Rev. Dave Belt will officiate with burial in the Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Ave., in Norfolk.

Jeanne Brogan died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Care Center in Norfolk.


Agnes Jeanette “Jeanne” Brogan was the daughter of Ambrose and Agnes (McPharlin) Gladson. She was born on Dec. 30, 1925, at Omaha. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in O’Neill in 1944.

Jeanne met the love her life following World War II while working at the American Legion Club in Omaha.

Jeanne, at the time, was nicknamed “Torchy” because she held such a torch for Thomas E. Brogan of Tilden, a returning World War II veteran from the Pacific Theatre who was living at the American Legion in Room 410, wherein he was given the short time nickname of “410.”

Jeanne and Tom married on Nov. 4, 1950, at St. Cecilia’s Cathedral in Omaha. The couple initially lived in Madison, where in the 1950s Jeanne worked in various offices at the old Madison County Courthouse, including the office of the county treasurer. In 1959, Tom and Jeanne moved to Norfolk. Their love never ceased and even after Tom’s passing in 2019, as Jeanne spoke of him on a daily basis.

Jeanne had such a passion and neverending love for her family, including her spouse, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, as well as for her many friends from her youth to and through her enjoyment of all the staff at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation & Care Center.

Jeanne was the true family matriarch. And let’s not kid ourselves, Jeanne was a bit “spirited” during her life.

Jeanne had a great love for traveling, Nebraska football, sewing, cooking and reading, and it was of great importance for her children to always seek further education.

During her life, Jeanne so enjoyed her time with friends and family and was able to do so at often at her beloved cabin at Woodcliff near Fremont.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her spouse, Tom; her parents; and her sister, Betty Markham.

Survivors include three children, Michael (Stephanie) Brogan of Norfolk, Mary (Kenneth) Arellano of Lincoln and Timothy Brogan of Norfolk; grandchildren Steven Brogan of Sherwood, Ore., Leyna (Jesse) Saville of Lebanon, Ohio, Katie (Ryan) York of Lincoln, Rae Ann (John) Inthavong of Grand Island and Kyle (Chasitie) Wingfield of Pendergrass, Ga.; and great-grandchildren William, Patrick, Gracie, Bellia, Rowyn, Kinley, Erikson, Adalynn, Treyton and Raegan; and numerous nephews and nieces. Other survivors include a sister, Helen Perrin of Omaha, and brother Jim Gladson of Bella Vista, Ark.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Tom and Jeanne Brogan Endowment Fund at Norfolk Catholic Schools, the Norfolk Library Foundation or the Missionary Benedictine Sisters.

In other news

YANKTON — Memorial services for Ron Tappe, 82, Yankton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton. The Rev. Thi Pham will officiate with burial at about 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk.

CROFTON — Services for Rick J. Peitz, 61, Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Crofton, are pending at Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton. Rick Peitz died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

Memorial services for Robert H. “Bob” Hesse, 96, Dallas, Texas, will be at noon on Monday, Nov. 1, at the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, in Dallas. Graveside services will be at 2:15 p.m. at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

PIERCE — Services for Jerry Richling, 73, Pierce, are pending at Stonacek Memorial Chapel in Pierce. Jerry Richling died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at the Arbor Care Center in Tekamah.

YANKTON — Services for Ronald Tappe, 82, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton. The Rev. Thi Pham will officiate with burial at about 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk.

STUART — Services for Frank J. Murphy, 93, Stuart, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stuart. The Rev. Luke Steffes will officiate with burial in the parish cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the Stuart American Legion.

NEWMAN GROVE — Services for Alyshia A. Samuelson, 31, Kearney, formerly of Newman Grove, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the United Methodist Church in Newman Grove. The Rev. Terry Buol will officiate with burial at a later date.

Private services for Janice Elaine “Jan” Bugenhagen will be at a later date for immediate family.

WAYNE — Services for Jere Morris, 58, Omaha, formerly of Wayne, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.

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