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Sara Brion

May 05, 1946 - Mar 01, 2019


Sara Brion, age 72 of the Town of Herman, died peacefully in bed with her family at her side on Friday March 01, 2019, at the Waterford in Plymouth.

Sara was born in Los Angeles, CA, on May 5, 1946, to the late Ignacio and Pearl Sepulveda Gallegos. She spent the early years of her life with her parents in San Clemente, CA and her grandmother in Mexico City, Mexico.

She moved to Sheboygan, WI in 1963, where she raised her daughter, Christina, and five sons: Donald, Dean, Troy, Lance and Ty. While raising her family, Sara worked full time for Sheboygan County in the Health Department and Child Support division, making many lifelong friends along the way. She dedicated her career to assisting families and ensuring they receive the support they needed to live happy and healthy lives.

On May 3, 1991, she was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Brion in Sheboygan, WI. They enjoyed living on their 25-acre family farm in the Town of Herman and taking the grandchildren out in the golf cart along the trails in the back woods. She and Bob are members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Sara and Bob loved to fish and go on annual fishing trips to Lake Despair Lodge in Canada. One of the highlights of Sara’s lifetime was winning the 34th annual Coho Derby in Sheboygan, WI with a 23.72-pound king salmon catch that took her over 45 minutes to reel in. Sara was quoted in the Sheboygan Press for saying “It’s the biggest fish I’ve ever caught in my life!” The prize fish was proudly hung over the fireplace in the family living room, as a tribute to the one that didn’t get away! Sara and Bob also loved racing, spending many Saturdays participating in local and national stock car racing in various divisions with Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car Racing. Sara took first place in the Powder Puff Derby one year, then crashed and almost flipped her stock car in another! Their love of racing lead to them being elected to leadership positions within the organization. Sara also loved spending time with friends playing Mahjongg, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, and enjoying an early morning hard roll with coffee at Johnston’s Bakery.

Sara’s love of travel has taken her to visit family in Mexico many times. Her love of Mexican food, dance, culture, and language was instilled in her at a young age growing up with her grandmother in Mexico City. Her love of travel continued as she spent time with family and friends traveling to see the Eiffel Tower in Paris, shooting photos of monkeys in the rain forests of Costa Rica, and experiencing Chinese opera in Beijing. She was always up for an adventure and just spent her 70th birthday with her extended California family at Disneyland.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Brion, of Town of Herman; son-in-law, Wayne Lueck; sons: Donald (Debbie Wickman) Dassler, Dean (Noelle Hurley) Dassler, Troy (Robert Winters) Dassler, Lance (Julie née Ruehr) Dassler, and Ty (Michelle née Prieto) Dassler; three step-daughters, Peggy (Keith) Anderson, Julie Becker, and Tammy (Don) Lueck; twenty-five grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and counting. She is also survived by her three brothers: Ignacio (Betty) Gallegos, Steven (Debbie) Gallegos, and Carlos (Vikki) Gallegos; and three sisters: Consuelo (Gabriel) Hernandez, Sandra (Chuck) Gallegos, and Regina (Richard) Kowalsky.

Sara is proceeded in death by her parents; her step-mother, Marigene Gallegos; brother, Arthur; and sisters: Janette DeAngelo and Delores Garcia. She recently also lost her dear daughter, Christina Lueck, to cancer. In her last days, Sara was comforted to know that she would soon be going on her next big adventure with all her loved ones in heaven.

A memorial service for Sara will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St. with Rev. Alan D. Kubow officiating. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Friday evening from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service at 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Sara’s name. Online condolences may be expressed at

Memorial Service

Date: Friday Mar 8, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]


Date: Friday Mar 8, 2019
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



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ruby brock

I met Sara during my real estate career. Kept in contact with her many years after. sponsered her power puff car and have that picture to this date. I am saddened for this loss. She will always be in my thoughts. Bob you had a good companion here. I truly wish you well. Ruby Brock

Colleen Bowers

Sending my deepest condolences to the family of this wonderful woman,mother, wife,and friend. Wishing your hearts comfort and peace in this hard time of loss.My heart and prayers are with you. Colleen Bowers

Lori Booth

My Deepest Sympathy. Lori Booth

Janet & Bryan Kelly

Troy, I now know where you got your good looks and lively personality! I wish I could have met your mom -- I see in her photo she is drinking a regular non-fruity margarita with salt, definitely my kind of woman! We want to share our sympathies with you and your family, which I see is quite large. I hope you take comfort in each other and share great memories and stories about your mom, of which I am sure there are many, over a pitcher of margaritas or maybe some schnapps, given the weather. Hugs to you, Rob and all your family. My parents passed away more than 20 years ago but there is not a day I don't think of them, so I hope you find, as I have, that your mother never really leaves you. Janet and Bryan Kelly

Connie Hernandez

Bill and Laura Butterfield

Sara, your heart was filled with so much love and kindness. Thank you!

Doug and Mary Trosper

I’m sorry to hear of another strong woman gone too soon but realize your faith keeps you grounded. I was always anxious to hear about her travel adventures. Right now we are on our personal adventure in Australia so I will send out healing thoughts through the universe. Blessings to you all.

Janet Senglaub

I will always remember all the great times we had playing Mah Jongg with Sara. Even traveling to Illinois. I will miss her.

Evelyn Montalvo

Willie and I wish you strength, in this difficult time. I had the honor of knowing her and falling in love with her in an instant. She had the sweetest smile and projected so ,much love. Our condolences

Sue and Jim Stange

Jim and I knew Sara and Bob for many years. Sara and Jim and I were in our Union AFSME together for many years. Jim worked with Bob. She was a lovely person and will be missed by many. May she rest in peace in heaven where we know she is dancing with the "stars".

JoLynn Dassler

My condolences on Sara's passing.

Jill Van Wyk

I will miss you every day Sara! If there is any one who didn't know my Aunt Sara it's truly your loss! She was an amazing lady who I wish I could have gone out to lunch with more ! Luv you to the moon and back and more! I know I will feel your smile here from heaven especially because you're with Christina now!

Carol Prieto

Sara was a wonderful,loving human being who lit up everyone’s life that she came in touch with. Her smile and laughter were contagious. Her supportive and nurturing attitude helped everyone. She was a great mom who raised wonderful children. I know, because one of her children, Ty, married my daughter, Missy. I feel very privileged to have known Sara and shared many good times with her, whether at family events, MahJongg, or taking our grandkids to California. . She was fun and made you feel like part of her family.. I will miss you Sara. Say hello to Christina who is also missed very much. Love you!!

Steven Gallegos

I will always miss you

Kenneth and Viviane and Daniel Wilcutts

Kenneth, Viviane and Daniel Wilcutts offer our sincere condolences to the family members. May they be comforted in remembering their dear relative had a very active life helping others and loving all. May she be in a realm of divine peace.

Wanda Drews

Bob and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sara was a very strong woman, which I so admired her for with all of what she had endured throughout her life. Family always came first. She will be missed. R.I.P. Sara.❤️

Ivonne Williams

I loved hearing how amazing your mom was and is as each of you carry on her loving heart and amazing spirit - God bless you and your family my sweet friend! RIP may the angels and family receive her with open arms

Karen Lee Garlington

Troy and Family my thoughts and condolences are with you always! Cherish the memories, love, kindness, always carry her wishes with you always! Karen Lee Garlington, Delta Air Lines

Sara Luna

My deepest condolences on the passing of Sara. I will fondly remember visiting her during College with Troy.

Jennifer Morgan Ham

What a beautiful tribute to a woman who lived a very full life and left her mark on the Earth through family and friends. Much love to you all.

Kim Prine

Thinking of the entire Dassler/Brion family as you cope with this loss. Sara definitely lived her life to its fullest expression and I hope you'll be comforted by your many wonderful memories of her, secure in the knowledge that she is at peace now.