Brigitte McGuire, 1933-2018

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Brigitte (Kaseler) McGuire, 84, of Albert Lea died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at Prairie Senior Cottages. A private family service will take place at a later date. Online condolences are welcome at

Brigitte McGuire

Brigitte was born April 20, 1933, in Halle-Saale, East Germany. She grew up in Halle-Saale. She met Joseph McGuire while he was stationed in Germany and they were married Jan. 24, 1964. They moved to Fort Polk, Louisiana, where Joseph was stationed for 20 years until his retirement. The couple then moved to Albert Lea in the 1960s.

Brigitte worked at Miami Margarine. She was a member of the Elks clubs and enjoyed crocheting, camping, gardening and feeding the birds.

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Brigitte is survived by her children Petra (Greg) Grove and Susan (Glen) Freetly; grandchildren Matthew (Tasha) Grove, Michael Grove, Mitchell (Courtney) Grove, Nicholas Freetly, Michaela Freetly and Rachel Freetly; great-grandchildren Benett and Averie Grove, Drake and Lily Grove and Myles Grove; and brother, Klause Kaseler.

Brigitte was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; and her parents.