Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Funeral Home
Joan "Joni" Carole Bro Brace
(January 11, 1956 - June 23, 2013)
Joan (Joni) Carole (Bro) Brace, 57, of Syracuse, NE, died June 23, 2013 in Lincoln, NE. She was born January 11, 1956 in Syracuse, NE, to Ernest and Imogene Bro. She graduated from Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca High School in 1974. She worked at NRD, Northern Natural Gas and was owner of Bits & Pieces Framing & Matting. She married Guy (Andy) Brace on March 21, 1987, in Corning, IA.
Survivors: husband, Andy Brace, Syracuse; mother, Imogene Bro, Syracuse; sisters: Peggy and Larry Neemann, Syracuse; Teresa and Bruce Liesemeyer, Unadilla; Patti and Ron Rumery, Lincoln; Bonnie and Karl Johnson, WA; nieces and nephews: Rob and Linda Johnson, Klarissa & Kaylee, Columbus; Jason and Lori Berner, Kody, Logan & Mitchell, Waverly; Christa Neemann, Syracuse; Makaela Rumery, Arvada, CO; Jordan Rumery & Jax, Lincoln; Sarah Johnson, Pasco, WA; Shandra Johnson, WA; Shad and Kerby Berner, Lilly and Titus, of Syracuse; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Guy and Joan Brace, Corning, IA; sister-in-law, Teresa Brace & Lindsey, Des Moines, IA; brother-in-law, Keith and Kathleen Brace & Huck, Des Moines, IA; niece, MaKayla and Nathan Nemmers & Avery, Brooklyn Center, MN; aunts and uncles, Erma Meyer, Verena Gellermann, Syracuse; Shirley & Clyde Skinner, Cameron, MO., many cousins and friends, and her beloved dogs, Simon & Scooter.
Preceded in death by her father, Ernest Bro; grandparents, Fred & Ethel Bro, Ernest & Clara Gellermann; aunts and uncles: Elmer Gellermann, Harvey and Maxine Gellermann, Ernst Meyer.
She was extremely talented in every aspect of the arts, from all forms of needlework to woodcarving, painting, stained glass, matting and custom framing, drawing, calligraphy, water color, sewing, and summer projects with her nieces and nephews. She also loved gardening and flowers, bird watching, and collecting antiques.
Joni and Andy's many dogs and cats were their kids, and she let us all know that they were our nieces and nephews: Poncho, Kyra, Frodo, Rusty, Alfie, Casey, Simon, Scooter, Callie, Calvin and Carly.
Pallbearers are nieces and nephews: Rob Johnson, Jason Berner, Shad Berner, Makaela Rumery, Jordan Rumery and Christa Neemann.
Honorary pallbearers are great-nieces and great-nephews: Klarissa and Kaylee Johnson; Kody, Logan, and Mitchell Berner; Lilly Windhorst and Titus Berner; Jax Connely; Lindsey Brace; Huck Brace; MaKayla and Avery Nemmers.
Funeral Mass, Thursday, June 27, 10:30 a.m. at St. Paulinus Catholic Church, Syracuse, NE.
Visitation is Wednesday, June 26, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., with the family being present 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home, 644 Park St. Syracuse, NE.
Memorials to St. Paulinus Building Fund, or family's choice.
Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse, NE is in charge of arrangements. 402-269-2441.