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July 26, 1935 – Saturday, September 8, 2012

Service Information
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted, MN
Thursday, September 13, 2012
11:00 AM

Visitation Information
Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
4-8 PM

Michael George Brose, age 77, of rural Winsted passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2012.

He was born on July 26, 1935 in rural Winsted, the son of Adalbert & Isabelle Fasching Brose.

Michael was baptized at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted in 1935.

He played in the Community band for twelve years.

Mike farmed with his father until he entered The United States Army and served in the Infantry Division.

Michael previously worked for Green Giant in Winsted.

On June 21, 1961, Mike married Dorothy Jane Zeleny at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Silver Lake. Father Albert Slechta performed the wedding ceremony.

Mike purchased the family farm from his parents in 1970 and also worked at Millerbernd Manufacturing Company in Winsted until he retired.

He was always helping others and put his family before himself. Mike was a handyman with carpentry and mechanically inclined.

He enjoyed his children, grandchildren and country music. He loved nature and traveling.

Mike was a life-long faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted and belonged to The Knights of Columbus Council # 8253 and toThe Catholic Order of Foresters Court # 1054.

Survived by children: Sharon (Mark) Menden of Shakopee, Mike Brose Jr. of Winsted, Francis Brose of Watertown and Mark Brose of Winsted; grandchildren: Jeremy, Jason and Sarah Menden; Michelle and Juan; a brother Ralph Brose of Cass Lake; sisters: Sylvia Horstmann of Winsted and Charmaine Hartmann of Osakis.

Preceded in death by his wife: Dorothy Brose on December 28, 2008, his parents, a brother: Stephan Brose and by a sister: Elmerine Nowak.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Michael Brose will be held on Thursday, September 13th at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Tony Stubeda will be the Celebrant.

Interment with military rites Holy Trinity Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 12th at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted from 4-8 P.M.

A Prayer service will be held at 4:30 P.M. and a combined Knights of Columbus and Catholic Order of Foresters rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M. Further visitation will be held on Thursday, September 13th at the funeral home from 9:30 A.M.-10:30 A.M.

Casket Bearers will be Jeremy & Jason Menden, Bruce & Harvey Nowak, Beverly Hoffmann and Bill Droege.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

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