Savera Brey

NEW?ULM – Savera Brey, 93, of New Ulm, died Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 27, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30-10 a.m. Wednesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. The Christian Mothers Society will pray the rosary at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Cathedral. There will be a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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Savera is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Monica and Robert Prechel of New Ulm; sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Mary Gruber, Darrel and Gwen Brey, all of New Ulm; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 1st husband, Lennis Gruber in 1959; 2nd husband, Frank Brey in 1988; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lucille and Kenneth Weisensel; sister and brother-in-law, Leona and Joseph Zeig; and by brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Florence Seifert, Willard and Lois Seifert.

Savera Clara Seifert was born April 20, 1919 in Sigel Township, Brown County to Frank and Mary (Domeier) Seifert. She attended School District 10 in Sigel Township and the Holy Trinity Catholic Grade School in New Ulm. Savera was united in marriage to Lennis Gruber on September 21, 1936 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in New Ulm. After marriage they farmed near Cambria for one year, then near St. George and then Lafayette Township. After the death of Lennis, she married Frank Brey on December 28, 1960 in New Prague. They continued to farm in Lafayette Township until 1974 when they retired and moved to New Ulm. She moved to the Sunset Apartments in June of 1996. Savera enjoyed dancing, playing cards, quilting, bowling cooking and baking. She also loved spending time with her family.

She was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and the Christian Mothers Society.

They family prefers memorials to the Cathedral Parish and New Ulm Area Catholic Schools.

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