Kathleen Rose Bruckerhoff (nee Alfermann), 71, of Krakow, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, September 9, 2019. Kathy was born on December 19, 1947, in Krakow to the late Walter and Laura (nee Lause) Alfermann and was united in marriage to Vince Bruckerhoff on April 20, 1968, at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Krakow. She was an amazing and caring woman who always placed others’ needs and comfort ahead of her own. For over thirty years she worked as a medical assistant for Doctors Farrell, Brunworth, and Baker and was dedicated to her patients’ wellbeing. At home, she was a loving and attentive mom and grandmother who always made sure that their apparel and personal items were personally and well accessorized by her special embellishments. She was a talented horticulturist who could also then arrange her garden’s flowers and plants into beautiful and artistic crafts and arrangements. Kathy was a lifelong member of St. Gertrude Catholic Parish and enjoyed singing in the Church choir.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at St. Gertrude Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at the Church cemetery. A visitation will be held at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home, 1206 Jefferson St., Washington, Missouri 63090 from 4 until 8 pm on Wednesday, September 11. Memorial donations are appreciated to St. Gertrude Catholic Grade School or the Franklin County Humane Society.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Vince Bruckerhoff of Krakow; three children, Tim Bruckerhoff and wife Laura of Union, Tricia Hanneken and husband Mark of Washington, and Tom Bruckerhoff and wife Melissa of Gerald; two siblings, Verlin Brinker and husband Othmar of Krakow and Jonell Hillerman and husband Ray of Washington; seven siblings-in-law, Charles Bruckerhoff and wife Theresa of Connecticut, Rich Bruckerhoff and wife Betty of Marthasville, John Bruckerhoff and wife Donna of Clover Bottom, David Bruckerhoff and wife Betty of Washington, Kenny Bruckerhoff and wife Brenda of Washington, Mary Barnhart and husband Andy of Clover Bottom, and Barb Smith and husband Jeff of Owensville; eight grandchildren, Alissa, Jason, Emily, Taylor, Jacob, Isabelle, James, and Haley; her dachshund, Josie; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a beloved dachshund, Norbie.