Teresa E. Brownsberger

September 21, 2023

Teresa E. (Koch) Brownsberger passed away at Vintage Park in Louisburg, Kansas, on September 13, 2023, at the golden age of 104. She was born July 21, 1919, to Albert and Teresa (Witzel) Koch of Montrose, Henry County, Missouri.

Teresa married her husband of 62 years, Andrew J. Brownsberger, Jr. on August 28, 1945. They had six children to this union. She and Andrew lived on a farm northeast of Spruce, Missouri, for over six decades raising cattle, hogs, chickens, horses, milking cows, and growing numerous grain and row crops. She always raised a big vegetable garden and tended her fruit tree orchard.

Teresa was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, all her brothers and sisters, and their spouses.

Survivors include two sons: Paul Brownsberger (Cynthia) of Pleasant Hill, and Gereon Brownsberger (Tina) of Lockwood; four daughters: Margaret Bradshaw (Robert) of Harrisonville, Martha Lawton (Donald) of Flower Mound, Texas, Virginia Svatos of Basehor, Kansas, and Edith Prinds (Jerry) of Louisburg, Kansas; one sister-in-law: Joan Munsterman of Appleton City, Missouri; 11 grandchildren: Rebecca, Christopher, Patric, Susan, Jamie, Kevan, Thomas, Jason, Bradley, Joseph and Alex; 19 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Teresa was a very loving and giving wife who thoroughly enjoyed her family. Her six children would tell you that her greatest role in life was that of Mother.

Funeral Mass was September 19, 2023, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with internment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose, Missouri.