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Plains Edition Obituaries for 1-30-10

Marilyn A. Brownell-Hirsch, 66, of North Platte, died Jan. 12, 2010, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 14, 1943, to Walter and Mildred L. (Jeffery) Myerchin in Grand Forks, N.D.

She grew up in Crookston, Minn., graduating from Cathedral High School in 1961. She attended St. Benedictine College in Minnesota. She then spent two years in the Peace Corps, stationed in Uruguay.

After coming home she married Kenneth Brownell.To this union, three children were born, Joe, Nicole, and Robert. She continued her education, graduating with her bachelor’s degree from Kearney State College in 1966. She later received her Master’s degree from Kearney State.

She was involved in education around Nebraska for over 40 years, teaching Spanish at North Platte High School for over 20 years.

On Aug. 18, 1989, she married Sherman Hirsch in Julesburg, Colo.

She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Lincoln County Democrats, was a past president of the North Platte Area Retired School Personnel, a member of the Fun with Colors Cancer Survivor Group, and volunteered with the Mothers of Preschoolers group (MOPS). She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, and friend.

Survivors include her husband, Sherman Hirsch of North Platte; mother, Mildred Overgaard of Crookston, Minn.; children, Joe (Kim) Brownell of Colorado Springs, Colo., Nicole Brownell of Tampa, Flor., and Robert (Nicole) Brownell of Omaha, Neb.; grandchildren, Bradyn Brownelland Clay Brownell, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; nine siblings, Sheldon (Diana) Myerchin of Sauk Rapids, Minn., Deb (Greg) Myerchin of Grand Forks, N.D., Harvey (Carolyn) Myerchin of Crookston, Minn., Mary Beth (Don) Solheim of Crookston, Minn., Ted (Cindy) Myerchin of Alta Loma, Calif., Joyce (Gary) Klava of Austin, Texas, Dale Myerchin of Crookston, Minn., Audrey McNulty of Westminster, Colo., and Dennis (Delores) Myerchin of Crookston, Minn.; brother and sister-in-laws, Tom Brownell of North Platte, Trish (Tom) Mooberry of Lexington, Neb., John (Merri) Brownell of Omaha and Chris (Cary) Rowin of Gig Harbor, Wash.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Walter; step-father, Albert Overgaard; parents-in-law, Kenneth and Betty Brownell; three sister-in-laws, Letha Cole and Verna McClellen, Jean Myerchin and two brothers-in-law, James Brownell and Marty McNulty.

Marilyn A. Brownell-Hirsch, 66, of North Platte, died Jan. 12, 2010, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 14, 1943, to Walter and Mildred L. (Jeffery) Myerchin in Grand Forks, N.D.

She grew up in Crookston, Minn., graduating from Cathedral High School in 1961. She attended St. Benedictine College in Minnesota. She then spent two years in the Peace Corps, stationed in Uruguay.

After coming home she married Kenneth Brownell.To this union, three children were born, Joe, Nicole, and Robert. She continued her education, graduating with her bachelor’s degree from Kearney State College in 1966. She later received her Master’s degree from Kearney State.

She was involved in education around Nebraska for over 40 years, teaching Spanish at North Platte High School for over 20 years.

On Aug. 18, 1989, she married Sherman Hirsch in Julesburg, Colo.

She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Lincoln County Democrats, was a past president of the North Platte Area Retired School Personnel, a member of the Fun with Colors Cancer Survivor Group, and volunteered with the Mothers of Preschoolers group (MOPS). She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, and friend.

Survivors include her husband, Sherman Hirsch of North Platte; mother, Mildred Overgaard of Crookston, Minn.; children, Joe (Kim) Brownell of Colorado Springs, Colo., Nicole Brownell of Tampa, Flor., and Robert (Nicole) Brownell of Omaha, Neb.; grandchildren, Bradyn Brownelland Clay Brownell, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; nine siblings, Sheldon (Diana) Myerchin of Sauk Rapids, Minn., Deb (Greg) Myerchin of Grand Forks, N.D., Harvey (Carolyn) Myerchin of Crookston, Minn., Mary Beth (Don) Solheim of Crookston, Minn., Ted (Cindy) Myerchin of Alta Loma, Calif., Joyce (Gary) Klava of Austin, Texas, Dale Myerchin of Crookston, Minn., Audrey McNulty of Westminster, Colo., and Dennis (Delores) Myerchin of Crookston, Minn.; brother and sister-in-laws, Tom Brownell of North Platte, Trish (Tom) Mooberry of Lexington, Neb., John (Merri) Brownell of Omaha and Chris (Cary) Rowin of Gig Harbor, Wash.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Walter; step-father, Albert Overgaard; parents-in-law, Kenneth and Betty Brownell; three sister-in-laws, Letha Cole and Verna McClellen, Jean Myerchin and two brothers-in-law, James Brownell and Marty McNulty.

Marilyn A. Brownell-Hirsch, 66, of North Platte, died Jan. 12, 2010, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 14, 1943, to Walter and Mildred L. (Jeffery) Myerchin in Grand Forks, N.D.

She grew up in Crookston, Minn., graduating from Cathedral High School in 1961. She attended St. Benedictine College in Minnesota. She then spent two years in the Peace Corps, stationed in Uruguay.

After coming home she married Kenneth Brownell.To this union, three children were born, Joe, Nicole, and Robert. She continued her education, graduating with her bachelor’s degree from Kearney State College in 1966. She later received her Master’s degree from Kearney State.

She was involved in education around Nebraska for over 40 years, teaching Spanish at North Platte High School for over 20 years.

On Aug. 18, 1989, she married Sherman Hirsch in Julesburg, Colo.

She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Lincoln County Democrats, was a past president of the North Platte Area Retired School Personnel, a member of the Fun with Colors Cancer Survivor Group, and volunteered with the Mothers of Preschoolers group (MOPS). She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, and friend.

Survivors include her husband, Sherman Hirsch of North Platte; mother, Mildred Overgaard of Crookston, Minn.; children, Joe (Kim) Brownell of Colorado Springs, Colo., Nicole Brownell of Tampa, Flor., and Robert (Nicole) Brownell of Omaha, Neb.; grandchildren, Bradyn Brownelland Clay Brownell, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; nine siblings, Sheldon (Diana) Myerchin of Sauk Rapids, Minn., Deb (Greg) Myerchin of Grand Forks, N.D., Harvey (Carolyn) Myerchin of Crookston, Minn., Mary Beth (Don) Solheim of Crookston, Minn., Ted (Cindy) Myerchin of Alta Loma, Calif., Joyce (Gary) Klava of Austin, Texas, Dale Myerchin of Crookston, Minn., Audrey McNulty of Westminster, Colo., and Dennis (Delores) Myerchin of Crookston, Minn.; brother and sister-in-laws, Tom Brownell of North Platte, Trish (Tom) Mooberry of Lexington, Neb., John (Merri) Brownell of Omaha and Chris (Cary) Rowin of Gig Harbor, Wash.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Walter; step-father, Albert Overgaard; parents-in-law, Kenneth and Betty Brownell; three sister-in-laws, Letha Cole and Verna McClellen, Jean Myerchin and two brothers-in-law, James Brownell and Marty McNulty.

Marilyn A. Brownell-Hirsch, 66, of North Platte, died Jan. 12, 2010, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 14, 1943, to Walter and Mildred L. (Jeffery) Myerchin in Grand Forks, N.D.

She grew up in Crookston, Minn., graduating from Cathedral High School in 1961. She attended St. Benedictine College in Minnesota. She then spent two years in the Peace Corps, stationed in Uruguay.

After coming home she married Kenneth Brownell.To this union, three children were born, Joe, Nicole, and Robert. She continued her education, graduating with her bachelor’s degree from Kearney State College in 1966. She later received her Master’s degree from Kearney State.

She was involved in education around Nebraska for over 40 years, teaching Spanish at North Platte High School for over 20 years.

On Aug. 18, 1989, she married Sherman Hirsch in Julesburg, Colo.

She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Lincoln County Democrats, was a past president of the North Platte Area Retired School Personnel, a member of the Fun with Colors Cancer Survivor Group, and volunteered with the Mothers of Preschoolers group (MOPS). She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, and friend.

Survivors include her husband, Sherman Hirsch of North Platte; mother, Mildred Overgaard of Crookston, Minn.; children, Joe (Kim) Brownell of Colorado Springs, Colo., Nicole Brownell of Tampa, Flor., and Robert (Nicole) Brownell of Omaha, Neb.; grandchildren, Bradyn Brownelland Clay Brownell, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; nine siblings, Sheldon (Diana) Myerchin of Sauk Rapids, Minn., Deb (Greg) Myerchin of Grand Forks, N.D., Harvey (Carolyn) Myerchin of Crookston, Minn., Mary Beth (Don) Solheim of Crookston, Minn., Ted (Cindy) Myerchin of Alta Loma, Calif., Joyce (Gary) Klava of Austin, Texas, Dale Myerchin of Crookston, Minn., Audrey McNulty of Westminster, Colo., and Dennis (Delores) Myerchin of Crookston, Minn.; brother and sister-in-laws, Tom Brownell of North Platte, Trish (Tom) Mooberry of Lexington, Neb., John (Merri) Brownell of Omaha and Chris (Cary) Rowin of Gig Harbor, Wash.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Walter; step-father, Albert Overgaard; parents-in-law, Kenneth and Betty Brownell; three sister-in-laws, Letha Cole and Verna McClellen, Jean Myerchin and two brothers-in-law, James Brownell and Marty McNulty.


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