Dora Elizabeth Brett
June 1, 1927 – August 23, 2015
Dora was born June 1, 1927 in Monroe, Michigan, the daughter of Thomas H. and Ida May (Richardson) Brooks.
Fondly nick-named “Tootsie” by brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews, she was a faithful daughter and loving support to her parents and siblings.
Dora married Herman Carl Brett, Jr. in November of 1947 at the home of her parents in Monroe. They shared in the joy of two children, Herman Carl Brett, III and Dora Elizabeth “Becky” Brett. Sadly, her son, Carl, preceded her in death.
Trained by IHM Sisters at the original Mercy Hospital, Dora always spoke of the kindness she received and the training that served her well.
Dora worked part time at the Monroe Convalescent Center, caring for the elderly. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, and served on the Altar Guild.
She is survived by her husband, Herman, a faithful and dedicated caregiver; her daughter Becky of Monroe; a granddaughter, Shannon (Robert) Lahey of Perrysburg, Ohio; great-granddaughter, Jamie Lahey; step great-granddaughter, Alexis Lahey; and a trusted and faithful support, Bueford Campbell of Monroe.
Additionally, Dora is survived by three brothers; Ralph D. (Noreen) Brooks of Grand Haven, Michigan, Grover L. (Debra) Brooks of South Carolina, and George Robert Brooks of Arizona. Two sisters, Nancy M. Reaume and Patsy J. (Edward) Brooks-Martell, both of Monroe; sister-in-law, Donna J. Brett of Monroe; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her son Carl, Dora was also preceded by her parents; brothers, Oscar M. (Mabel) Brooks, Shelby D. (Jean) Brooks, and Thomas H. (Betty) Brooks; sisters, Gladys M. (Troy) Clawson and Vera I. (Merrill) Reaume; and sisters-in law, Virginia Held and Sonya K. Brett.
Family and friends may visit from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home. Dora will lie instate Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church. The church Pastor, Rev. Mark Witte will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.
Memorial donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Dora’s caregivers, Amanda, Terrie, Vanessa, Tammy, Jennifer, and Jessica.
Online condolences to the family can be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.