Grace M. De Bruin
December 3, 1925 - January 26, 2013
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Grace De Bruin, age 87 passed away at Grand Horizons in Kimberly on January 26, 2013. Grace was born in the town of Freedom on December 3, 1925, daughter of the late Martin and Catherine (Diedrich) Van Schindel. On July 28, 1945, she married Carl De Bruin at St. John Catholic Church in Little Chute;…

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Karl Weyers left a message on May 2, 2013:
I remember a gift I received from Aunt Grace and Uncle Carl. I don't remember how old I was but the gift was a Louisville Slugger bat. It was an amazing bat, beautiful wood grain and finish. It was too big for me but I grew into it. Although I never became much of a baseball player, that bat stayed with me for decades until it finally broke against a particularly fast pitch. It was a lasting gift. But not as lasting a gift as the giver. My God parents hold a special place in my heart. Last night I was listening to Chuck Swindal talk about God's grace on the radio. He took a moment to draw a comparison between women named Grace and the grace of our creator, redeemer, savior. Not a bad comparison. Aunt Grace exemplified her name. All my memories of her are sweet and pure, grace filled. They are memories that will last much longer than any bat ever could. She really blessed my life. Rest in peace, Aunt Grace.
Chris McMahon left a message on May 2, 2013:
My sincere condolences to the family. I met Grace when I lived across the street. A few years later she taught me to spin (wool) and I've been spinning ever since. Whenever I do, I think of her kindness in taking the time. When I mentioned an interest in weaving, her sister Rosie had a loom on loan from another friend and they talked that friend into letting me use it and eventually buy it. She also hooked me up with a weaving teacher who came to my house and spent an entire day with me teaching me how to weave. Again, whenever I weave, I think of how Grace helped me get started. I have a few of the eggs she decorated, which were beautiful. When I wrote my first book, she bought a copy to support me and took the time to call me to talk about it when she finished it. She was a beautiful lady. So very kind to me. I will miss her laughter. Chris
Betty (Weyers) Skweres left a message on May 2, 2013:
I am sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Grace. I remember the beautiful wedding gowns that she made. I also remember her interest in family trees and the booklet she created for the DeBruins. She was a woman of many talents and will be missed. My prayers are with the family.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
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