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Brigitte McGuire

Brigitte (Kaseler) McGuire, age 84, of Albert Lea died Monday, January 15, 2018 at Prairie Senior Cottages.  A private family service will be held at a later date.


Brigitte was born April 20, 1933 in Halle-Saale, East Germany. She grew up in Halle-Saale.  She met Joseph McGuire while he was stationed in Germany and they were married on January 24, 1964.  They moved to Fort Polk, LA where Joseph was stationed for 20 years until his retirement.  The couple then moved to Albert Lea in the 1960s.  Brigitte worked at Miami Margarine. She was a member of the Elks and enjoyed crocheting, camping, gardening, and feeding the birds.


Brigitte is survived by her children, Petra (Greg) Grove and Susan (Glen) Freetly; grandchildren, Matthew (Tasha) Grove, Michael Grove, Mitchell (Courtney) Grove, Nicholas Freetly, Michaela Freetly, and Rachel Freetly; great-grandchildren, Benett and Averie Grove, Drake and Lily Grove, and Myles Grove; and brother, Klause Kaseler.


Brigitte was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, and her parents.

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Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was a fun lady and we shared the same birthday. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless. Rod & Vicky Schewe.

Vicky Schewe Jan 20 2018 12:00 AM

I am writing this just to let you know how much my grandchild Jasmine Burkart enjoyed helping your mom out. She would always tell me about her everytime she stopped over to my house. She was very much so Jasmine's best guest. The stories she would tell Jazz and just how she seemed to be close to Jazz made her job much fun. She seemed like a very special person, I know she was to Jazz. Thank you for that.

Nancy Sickels Jan 17 2018 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Jan 17 2018 12:00 AM

I took care of Brigitte for about a year at the cottage. She was always my favorite resident, I loved her like family. Her smile made the place brighter and her giggle warmed my heart. Not a day went by that I didn't find her to give her a hug, weather I was working on that side or not. Brigitte will always hold a very special place in my heart and I know she will be missed by so many people. My heart broke upon hearing this news. My condolences go out to the family and may she forever rest in piece.

Jasmine Burkart Jan 17 2018 12:00 AM

My heart is broken but I know she is in a better place

Jasmine Burkart Jan 17 2018 12:00 AM