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Edith Joyce Brulla

Dec 29, 1926 - Mar 02, 2022


Edith Joyce Brulla, 95, of Howards Grove, Wisconsin, was reunited with Daniel “Pops” Brulla, the love of her life, on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. She passed away peacefully at home of natural causes.

Edith was born December 29, 1926 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Edith attended grade school at Holy Name Catholic School in Sheboygan and North High School in Sheboygan. Edith was a registered nurse graduate of St. Agnes in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. Upon graduation, Edith worked as a nurse of Dr. Kovacic’s office. This is where she met her future sister-in-law, Rogene (Brulla) Grabner who introduced her to her brother, Danny. Danny and Edith married September 2, 1950 and were married for 70 years.

The day before their wedding, Danny received his draft notice for the Army. They honeymooned at Wisconsin Dells and left for Camp Carson in Colorado Springs, where they lived for 2 years. They returned to Sheboygan to be close to family and started their own family. The summer of ’73, they moved to a farm near Howards Grove where she lived happily raising her family.

She was creative and artistic. Her talents included sewing, knitting, crocheting, gardening (72 tomato plants her first season on the farm), and canning pickles to last the year for a family of 15. In her later years, she and Danny enjoyed weaving, entering their artwork in art fairs and winning numerous awards. She was strong, progressive and advocated for all her children. She was brilliantly organized and planful, taking 12 of the children (and pregnant with another) across the US for a 2,400-mile road trip to Colorado. She thought nothing of orchestrating meals for 15 on a daily basis. Edith had a witty sense of humor. For example, she put out the American flag on the first day of school after a long summer with the kids at home, declaring it a National Holiday.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Brulla; father and mother, Albert and Helen (Mortl) Koellmel; an infant brother, Albert Koellmel Jr; and father- and mother-in-law, Joseph and Antoinette Brulla.

She is survived by her 13 children: Phillip, William (Daryle), Paul (Sandy), David (Dawn), Therese (Mike) Roberts, Mary, Christopher (Colleen), Ann, Peter (Tim), Beth (Chuck) Strempler, Susan (Bob), James (Kelly), and Carol (Ray). She was also survived by 16 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren: Helen, Russell, Ben, Dionne, Elli, Eli, Lauren, Mitch, Augusta, Sara, Skylann, Uma, Mani, Alisa, Tess, Jensen, Gabe, Marina and Benji. She is further survived by sisters-in-law, Rogene Grabner and Phyllis Pentek, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is planned for Sunday, March 6, 2022 at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan. A time for visitation will take place from 1:00 p.m. until the service time at 2:00 p.m. A celebration of life is planned for the summer of 2022. Her funeral service will be recorded and available on her obituary page for viewing at


Date: Sunday Mar 6, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Memorial Service

Date: Sunday Mar 6, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



Guestbook Entries SIGN GUESTBOOK

Gary Wolfe and Mary Wolfe

Dear Brulla Family, We are saddened with the Passing of your dear mom! What a beautiful homecoming with your pop! They were an inspirational couple. We are blessed to have known them and for their son Pete whom we are happy to have in our own family with our son Timothy.. Sara and Skylann and grandson Benji are all precious additions to both families And we are grateful for all Brullas. Blessings and love ❤ Gary and Mary Wolfe

Timothy Wolfe

Such a special person- She and Pops immediately welcomed me into their family with unconditional love - I’ve been forever grateful for that! Mom, you will be missed- thanks for all the sweet times over the years💞


We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you from the Center Ave Urbases (LuAnn, Johnny, and Daniel).

Francine Ehrman

Edith and Dan were favorites for years in our Sheboygan weaving classes, and were so admired for their creative output. Edith accomplished an extraordinary number of life’s offerings and I will always admire her positive outlook on life.