Beverlyann "Bev" H. (Harmel) BrunswickNovember 2, 1939 ~ March 26, 2020 (age 80)
Memorial Services for Beverlyann “Bev” Brunswick, 80, Norfolk, will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the First Presbyterian Church. Reverend Brian Johnson will officiate. Inurnment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. For the safety of all of Bev’s family and friends, we strongly encourage masks to be worn at the church service. Masks will be available. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
Bev passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Beverlyann Hazel was born November 2, 1939 in Norfolk, Nebraska to Edwin and Helen (Reinhold) Harmel. She attended Grant Elementary, Norfolk Junior and Norfolk Senior High School. She received her Associate Art’s Degree in Executive Secretarial from Northeastern Nebraska College in 1973 and a degree as a Microcomputer Application Specialist in 1997. Bev first worked for her father’s grocery store, Harmel’s Market, later known as Harmel’s Thrifty Way. She also opened and closed the local Kmart. Bev was employed at Liberty Center and the place we don’t speak of.
Bev was an avid bowler, who went to many state and national tournaments. She was inducted in the Norfolk Bowling Hall of Fame with her son, Tim, in 1999. She was active in the Deborah Rebekah Lodge #63 until her death, reaching the office of State President. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Bev’s favorite thing to do was to spend time with her family. She rarely missed an activity that her children or grandchildren were participating in. Holidays were never done small. Watching Husker football, volleyball and basketball and Friday night family meetings were highlights for her.
She is survived by her children Sherrilee (Dennis) Jones of Norfolk, Tim (Deb) Brunswick of Norfolk, and Pamela (Tina Lierman) Brunswick of Norfolk, five grandchildren Cory Jones of Norfolk, Colby (Sara) Jones of Norfolk, Alyssa Brunswick of Omaha, Kyle Brunswick of Omaha, and Regina Lierman, two great grandsons Peyton and Easton Jones, sisters-in-law Denise Harmel of Fremont, and Kathy (Jeff) Moore of Stanton, cousin Tim (Regina) Bowman of Lakewood, CO, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and her good friend Sue Ellingson and many other close friends she enjoyed having in her life. Also, her boyfriends George Strait, Phil Mickelson and any cowboy with grey boots.
Bev was preceded in death by her son Ron Bisping, parents, sister and brother-in-law Sharon and Keith Christoffersen, brothers Ronald Harmel and Robert Harmel, and former husbands Richard Bisping and Art Brunswick.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Bev’s house, 1107 Queen City Blvd, following the burial. Food will be served by Bev’s family. Come one, come all to a celebration of life the way Bev would have loved it. Bottoms Up! Damn Betcha!