Clara Brott, 93
The Lord called Clara Brott home on May 24, 2014 at Holy Rosary
Extended Care in Miles City with her family by her side.
Clara was born on February 28, 1921 near Marsh, Mont., to Adolf and
Maria Schlenz Schwartz. She attended grade school at Fairville
country school and began high school at Terry High School but needed
to return to the farm to help her parents and assist with her younger
siblings until the family moved to Fallon.
On September 14, 1940 she married Leslie Dirks in Fallon and they
moved to Seattle, WA where Les worked in the shipyards. In 1944 their
daughter Sharon was born and shortly after they returned to Fallon.
In 1949 daughter Dianne was born followed by daughter Pamela in 1955.
Clara worked with her husband Les for many years as custodians at
the Fallon Grade School. She also was employed at Milo’s Grocery in
Fallon. She loved little children and babysat many youngsters over
the years. She was very active in the church and was a charter member
of Fallon Homemakers. She loved doing embroidery and making quilts.
She made sure all the family had some of her “stitchery” to remember
her by. She spent many hours with the church ladies making quilts for
missions and the needy.
In 1989 Clara married Dodd Brott of Plevna. As he was a member of
the Southeastern Montana Fiddlers they spent many enjoyable times at
fiddle sessions and senior citizen dances. She met many friends there
and enjoyed the travels they did together.
As her health declined she had to move to the nursing home in Miles
City where she became great friends with her roommate, Loretta. They
spent many hours talking about “old times” and just enjoying each
Clara was preceded in death by her parents, husband Les, brothers
Jake, Otto, Herb, Fred, Dave, Henry, Richard, Adolf, Rudolf, and baby
brother at birth, one sister Lilly, grandson Jason Scott Freiboth and
Survivors include her daughters, Sharon (Sherm) Fluss, Dianne
(Wade) Freiboth and Pam (Rocky) Ban; 6 grandchildren and 13 great
grandchildren, Shawn and Jean Fluss, Alexis, Andraya and Daylon; Shan
Fluss; Sharilyn and Tim Kortum, Bailey and Loni; Toby and Staci Ban,
Carter, Carson and Cayden; Brigette and Phil Schmidt, Ryker and
Wyatt; Jana and Rocky Barz, Brenden; Candy Freiboth, Max and Simon.
She is also survived by her sister Olga (Ozzie) Kaul and many nieces
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014 from 1:00p.m. to
6:00 pm at the chapel of Stevenson and Sons in Terry. Funeral
services will be held on May 31, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Hope American
Lutheran Church in Fallon followed by burial in the Prairie County
Cemetery at Terry.
Memorials in Clara’s name may be made to Hope American Lutheran
Church, Holy Rosary Extended Care or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Stevenson and Sons Funeral
Home of Terry and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
Published May 28, 2014