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Jeanne (Gladson) Brogan

December 30, 1925 ~ October 12, 2021 (age 95)


Mass of Christian Burial for Agnes Jeanette “Jeanne” Brogan, 95, Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Immaculata Monastery & Spirituality Center at 300 N. 18th Street in Norfolk.  Reverend Dave Belt will be the celebrant.  Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery immediately following the funeral services.  Visitation will be  5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday at Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue in Norfolk.  Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

She passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Care Center in Norfolk.

Jeanne Brogan was the daughter of Ambrose and Agnes (McPharlin) Gladson. She was born on December 30, 1925, at Omaha.  She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in O’Neill in 1944. 

Jeanne met the love her life following World War II while working at the American Legion Club in Omaha.  Jeanne, at the time, was nicknamed “Torchy” because she held such a torch for Thomas E. Brogan of Tilden, a returning World War II veteran from the Pacific Theatre who was living at the American Legion in Room 410, wherein he was given the short time nickname of “410”.  Jeanne and Tom married on November 4, 1950, at Saint Cecilia’s Cathedral in Omaha.  The couple initially lived in Madison, where in the 1950’s Jeanne worked in various offices at the old Madison County Courthouse, including the office of the County Treasurer.  In 1959, Tom and Jeanne moved to Norfolk.  Their love never ceased and even after Tom’s passing in 2019, Jeanne spoke of him on a daily basis.

Jeanne had such a passion and never-ending love for her family, including her husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews as well as for her many friends from her youth to and through her enjoyment of all the staff at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation & Care Center.  Jeanne was the true family matriarch.  And let’s not kid ourselves, Jeanne was a bit “spirited” during her life.

Jeanne had a great love for traveling, Nebraska football, sewing, cooking and reading and it was of great importance for her children to always seek further education. 

During her life, Jeanne so enjoyed her time with friends and family and was able to do so at often at her beloved Cabin at Woodcliff near Fremont.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her spouse, Tom, her parents, and her sister, Betty Markham.  Survivors include three children, Michael (Stephanie) Brogan of Norfolk, Mary (Kenneth) Arellano of Lincoln, and Timothy Brogan of Norfolk; grandchildren, Steven Brogan of Sherwood, Oregon, Leyna (Jesse) Saville of Lebanon, Ohio, Katie (Ryan) York of Lincoln, Rae Ann (John) Inthavong of Grand Island, and Kyle (Chasitie) Wingfield of Pendergrass, Georgia; and great-grandchildren, William, Patrick, Gracie, Bellia, Rowyn, Kinley, Erikson, Adalynn, Treyton and Raegan, and numerous nephews and nieces.  Other survivors include sister Helen Perrin of Omaha and brother Jim Gladson of Bella Vista, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Tom & Jeanne Brogan Endowment Fund at Norfolk Catholic Schools, the Norfolk Library Foundation, or the Missionary Benedictine Sisters.

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October 15, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Home for Funerals Chapel
708 Georgia Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

Mass of Christian Burial
October 16, 2021

10:30 AM
Immaculata Monastery & Spirituality Center
300 N. 18th Street
Norfolk, NE 68701

Video is available for this event

October 16, 2021

11:30 AM
Prospect Hill Cemetery
13th and Maple
Norfolk, NE 68701

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