Peaceful 06

Theresa "Terri" Brussell

November 23, 1932 ~ November 29, 2020 (age 88)


Theresa (Terri) Brussell, age 88, passed away on Sunday November 29 at UW-Madison Hospital.  She was born in Vulcan, MI on November 23, 1932, the second child of Michael and Helen Breclaw. Terri moved to Chicago, IL and received her nursing degree. She then moved to Denver, CO where she was a Public Health Nurse and met her husband James (Jim) Brussell during a ski trip with friends.  

Terri and Jim moved to Portage, WI and raised four daughters. Terri was always active and enjoyed golf, skiing, bridge and shopping. Terri and Jim eventually retired in Waunakee, WI after a few more years in Colorado.

She is survived by her sister, Katherine Olson; daughters: Ruth (Patrick) Wasson, Diane Skokan, Mary (Dennis Davis) Brussell, Karen Barks; grandchildren: Adam Skokan, Paul Skokan and Iris Barks. Terri was preceded in death by her husband James of 54 years, parents, brother Eugene Breclaw, sister Alice Polomis and grandson Sean Skokan.

We will be gathering to celebrate a Funeral Mass delayed by COVID precautions to remember a wonderful person who is greatly missed. Please join us on Friday, August 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 209 South Street, Waunakee, WI. 

Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research:


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Waunakee, WI

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Funeral Mass
August 6, 2021

11:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
209 South Street
Waunakee, Wisconsin 53597
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The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
P.O. Box 4777, New York NY 10163-4777
Tel: 1-800-708-7644

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