Theresa F. Brunzie (79) of Effingham


Published on July 20 2012 2:48 pm

Theresa F. Brunzie, 79, of Effingham, Illinois passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Effingham Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Effingham.

Her family's wishes were for her to be cremated. Cremation rites will be accorded. Private family services will be held at a later date. Services are in care of Hall Funeral Chapel in Effingham. Condolences may be left online at

Theresa was born August 7, 1932, the daughter of John and Mary (Willenborg) Niebrugge. She attended Green Creek Grade School and graduated from Teutopolis High School and later on went to Chicago with one of her sisters to work. While living in Chicago she met and later married Robert Brunzie in August of 1952. Theresa was a busy woman. She had a career in business, in Chicago. She also was a homemaker, mother of four and a grandmother.

Survivors include husband, Robert; sons, Paul and Peter; daughters, Mary and Joan (all living in various cities) and sisters, Catherine Flynn and Rita Pals.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and a sister.