A woman who cared and did for others before herself has finally been relieved of her pain as she peacefully passed away October 7, 2018, at the age of 95. Mrs. Brum was born in the Ukraine on December 23, 1922, and moved with her family to the United States in 1951. She was a woman who loved to garden, spoil her puppies, tell stories, and brought joy & love to those she knew. In her recent days, she was honored with a Gold Star for her fallen Vietnam soldier.
Barbara was a strong woman of faith and will be missed as a member of the Emanuel First Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Brum was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, Michael, two sons Peter and Ernst (Suzi) Brum, and daughter Vera (Richard) Marflak. Surviving are her son Gehard Brum, grandchildren Damian Brum, Peter Brum, Julia (Erik) Swartz, Lindsey (Patrick) Vaughn, Jacob Brum, Joseph Brum, and many great-grandchildren.
Religious services will be conducted by the Rev. Paul Lindloff at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1001 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.