Mary Ann Brauer

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Mary Ann Brauer, nee Eschmann, 83, of Belleville, IL, born October 18, 1940, in St. Louis, MO, died Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at Dammert Geriatric Center, Belleville, IL.

Mary Ann attended SIUE Edwardsville and received her master’s degree in Anthropology. She worked as the sole proprietor of Mary Ann Brauer Real Estate Appraisals. Mary Ann was a member of the Belleville Historical Society, the Belleville Community Development Corporation, and the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Frances, nee Moses, Eschmann; a sister, Susan M. Matzenbacher; a brother, Charles J. Eschmann; a sister, Allene (Elmer) Frees; and a sister-in-law, Betty Eschmann.

She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Charles M. “Mick” Halusan; two sons, Drew (Debbie) Brauer and Dirk Brauer; a daughter, Dundee Brauer; a stepdaughter, Kimberly Halusan; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two brothers-in-law, David Matzenbacher and Thomas (Joan) Halusan;

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit the family from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2024, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

As a final act of kindness, Mary Ann donated her body to Saint Louis University School of Medicine.



5 Comments on Mary Ann Brauer

Jack & Vicki Joyce said : Guest Report Apr 29, 2024 at 9:09 AM

Mick, we were so sorry to hear of Mary Ann's passing. You were both such wonderful neighbors and we continue to miss you both! Prayers for comfort for you and your family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Rick Halusan said : Guest Report Apr 27, 2024 at 10:11 PM

Mick, Mary Ann is your loss and we all share in that loss with you. You and her Family are in my prayers, I will also include her sole in my prayers.

  • Grafton
  • WI
Tom Reaka said : Guest Report Apr 27, 2024 at 12:54 PM

Mick, Sympathies on the loss of MaryAnn.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Carol Fields/Halusan said : Guest Report Apr 26, 2024 at 3:23 PM

Mick, so sorry for your loss. Mary will be miss. Will keep you in my prayers.

  • Hartland
  • Wi
Michael Moulds said : Guest Report Apr 23, 2024 at 9:49 PM

We are sorry to learn of your wife's passing. Our prayers are with you.

  • Belleville
  • IL

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