Clarita Lenore “Claire” Brawner

Clarita Lenore “Claire” Brawner

September 8, 1939 – August 16, 2021

Age 81

Clarita was born and raised on the farm in O’Connor, NE. She finished school in Greeley, NE.

Clarita enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and attending AA meetings.  Her interests included having

Propel water at the local establishments and socializing.  She  also liked visiting the casinos, playing Keno

and practicing her faith.


Survived by husband of 59 years, Leslie; children: Dennis Brawner (Stephanie), David Brawner,

and Denise Slottje (Tim Zimmerman); grandchildren: Mikhail & Catherine Brawner

and their children, James & Chloe, Dillon Brawner, Evan and Caitlyn Brawner, Omri Brawner, Crystal Brawner, Daniel Brawner,

Dustin Slottje and Ashley Postlewait and their son, Beckham, Linda Slottje and her children: Zoe and  Elsie, Janet and Jeff McCoy and their children:

Tori, Roni, Joseph and Zachary; Siblings: Ed Costello, Joan Costello, and Delores Wingate.

Preceded in death by her daughters: Debra Ann “Deban” and Delores;

Siblings: Martin, Marie, Lorraine, Florence, Richard, Thomas, Gerald, Morris & Irene;

parents Martin and Mary Costello.



To view video of the Vigil Service, click the link below:

Funeral Mass: Friday, August 20, 10:30 am, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2302 Crawford Street, Bellevue.

To view video of the Mass, click the link below:

Inurnment: Saturday, August 21, 9 am, at Bellevue Cemetery.

Memorials will be directed by the family.


  • Shari Haskins Posted August 17, 2021 6:36 pm

    Such a beautiful and amazing lady. So much fun to be around. She loved her family so much. She truly did light up her room.

  • Stacy Brigham Posted August 17, 2021 6:41 pm

    Denise, Tim and family –
    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.
    Stacy & Mark Brigham

  • Melody Christensen RN, NM Posted August 17, 2021 6:55 pm

    Thank you for the privilege of caring for your loved one. She was definitely special to all of us and she will be missed.. Clarita and I had a a lot of talks together and shared many a prayer s .together. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Laura Kurtz Posted August 18, 2021 11:24 am

    To all of the family of Clair. I never knew her name was Clarita. What a beautiful name for a beautiful person. Clair was so funny to be around. She sure should of been a comedian. Clair lit up the room wherever she went. She will be missed.

  • Shirley Klusman Posted August 18, 2021 3:51 pm

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Bonnie Bost Keane Posted August 19, 2021 8:45 pm

    Thank you for the privilege of caring for your mother,. She was a beautiful person inside and out and will be missed by many I am sure.

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