Donna Jean Brott

Monday, March 13, 2017

Donna Jean Brott

April 13, 1935 - March 11, 2017

SUTHERLAND, Neb. -- Donna Jean Brott of Sutherland passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017, at her daughter's home in McCook, Neb. She was 81 years old.

Donna was born April 13, 1935, in Sutherland to parents Wesley and Christine (Bussemer) Emery. Attending school in Sutherland, Donna graduated with the class of 1952. While in high school, Donna belonged to the Camp Fire Girl and was a member of the Girl's Glee Club, the Mixed Chorus, the Sutherland Pep Club and the G.A.A. She also served on the Sutherland High School annual staff.

Donna spent her life in Sutherland until marrying William Lee Brott on Oct. 14, 1956. The couple made their home near Paxton, Neb., until moving to a farm northwest of Stratton, Neb., which was owned by Donna's parents. The couple was blessed with three children.

Donna belonged to the Lutheran faith. Her hobbies on the farm included gardening, going for a walk, crafts, reading and horseback riding. Donna enjoyed the country life until moving back to Sutherland in 1992 to care for her mother. She later moved to McCook in 2014 to live with her daughter, Deanna Brott, while courageously battling cancer.

Proceeding Donna in death were her parents; husband, William L. Brott; sister, Audrey Lopez; brothers in law; and sisters in law.

She is survived by her three children, Deanna Brott of McCook, Brenda (Calvin) Grube of Indianola, Neb., and William D. Brott of Stratton; three grandsons, Brandon Brott, Dalton Fout and Austin Grube; numerous nieces and nephews; including Deborah (Tim) Bullard, Diane Beston and family, and Dan Lopez all of Washington State; her cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, as well as her cat, Kippen.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 15, 2017, from 2 to 8 p.m. with family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m., at Carpenter-Breland Funeral Home in McCook.

A funeral service will be Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church in Sutherland with Chaplin Dave Davison, officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery at Sutherland.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the McCook Humane Society P.O. Box 13 McCook, NE 69001 or to a charity of one's choice.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for the Brott family. Please visit our website at to leave your messages on condolence.