GARNER – Eleanor D. Brozik, 97, of Garner died Sunday, December 14, 2014, at her home in Garner.
According to her wishes, her body was cremated, and no public services will be held. A private family ceremony will take place at Concord Township Cemetery in Garner at a later date.
Eleanor Dean Brozik, the daughter of Clinton and Josephine (Haskell) Irving was born April 7, 1917 in Winnebago, Illinois. She attended country grade school and Garner High School graduating in 1934. On November 16, 1935, she married Edward H. Brozik at Mason City. In 1955 the couple established what became the Garner Appliance store which they operated until retiring in 1980. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and all crafts. Eleanor and Ed enjoyed camping, traveling, and square dancing. She loved all animals and adopted many strays that people brought to her.
She was a lifelong member of the United Presbyterian Church in Garner.
She is survived by her five children, Janice Torkelson, of Austin, MN, Joyce (Gary) Birch of Garner, Dallas (Doris) Brozik of Huntington, WV, JoAnn Cutshall (John Vogel) of League City, TX, and Danette Brozik (Tim Whalen) of Des Moines; grandchildren Kevin (Lori) Torkelson, Wendy (Kevin) Lowry, Kristen (Kevin) Oldenkamp, Renee (Rodney) Batzlaff, Renee (Ken) Dede, Ann (Danny) Smith, Kerri O'Rourke-Robinson , Noah O'Toole, and Jonah (Nichole) O'Toole; great grandchildren, Bailey, Mitchell, and Cade Torkelson, Kelsey and Kassidy Oldenkamp, Cassie and Caitlin Batzlaff, Shannon (Jeff) Boyer, Shelby Smith, Cory and Molly Robinson and Isaac O'Toole; great-great grandchildren Emily and Gavin Boyer; her 100-year-old sister, Norma Petit of Warsaw, MO.; and Buddy, her cat.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward on September 1, 1997; a sister, Myrtle Casperson Zwald; a brother, Herbert Irving and two sons-in-law, Clarence Torkelson and Larry Cutshall.