Brunehilda Oliveira (de Oliveira) Kerger

December 8, 1922 ~ March 10, 2020 (age 97)


Brunehilda Oliveira Kerger, "Dee", 97, of Eldersburg, died Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at her home. Born December 8, 1922 in Recife, Brazil , she was the daughter of the late Alfeu Barra de Oliveira and Raimunda Gondim de Oliveira. She was the wife of the late William Kerger who died July 24, 2000. They had been married for more than 50 years. She spent most of her life working as a registered nurse. Brunehilda had studied nursing at the University of Maryland under a Kellogg Foundation scholarship . She worked as a nurse in many capacities, and retired from Carroll Hospital Center . She was a devoted member of Ascension Episcopal Church in Westminster where she was active in Bible study and had been on the altar guild for many years. She loved crafts: ceramics, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, cross stitch and baking. She is survived by daughters Linda Coker and husband Gary, Janet Kerger, June Kerger and husband Robert Knaus, Robin Bennett and life partner Ernie Perez, granddaughter Kathryn Knaus and sister Gilvane Vasconcelos. She was preceded in death by siblings Iracy, Alfeu, Jubal, Nelson, Levi and Ruben. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Sunday from 3-6 PM at the Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home, 6028 Sykesville Road , Eldersburg , MD. Funeral services will be held Monday, 10:00 AM at Ascension Episcopal Church, 23 North Court Street, Westminster , MD with the Rev. Samuel Nsengiyumva, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mark’s, Highland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, sympathy’s may be expressed in the form of contributions to Church of the Ascension Outreach Committee, 23 N. Court Rd., Westminster , MD 21157. Online condolences can be made at

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March 15, 2020

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home
6028 Sykesville Road
Eldersburg, Maryland 21784

Funeral Service
March 16, 2020

10:00 AM
Ascension Episcopal Church (Sykesville Road, Eldersburg, North Court Street)


Church of the Ascension Outreach Committee
23 North Court Street, Westminster MD 21157

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