Catherine Ann Colgrass-Edwards

Catherine Ann Colgrass-Edwards, 68, a lifelong Brookfield resident, died Aug. 5, 2015 at her home.

Born in Berwyn on Oct.14, 1946, she attended S.E. Gross Elementary School, Riverside-Brookfield High School and organized many local reunions and events. Ms. Colgrass-Edwards was a dedicated servant, ambassador, and strong proponent of Brookfield. 

At the time of her death, she served as village clerk and formerly served two terms as a village trustee after working for nine years as Brookfield’s recreation director. 

Ms. Colgrass-Edwards is survived by her son, Hershyl “Mike” N. (Christie) Edwards; siblings, Gloria Colgrass-Lokay and Michael (Ulla) Colgrass; and her many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael C. Colgrass and Anna V. Colgrass. Services have been held. Interment was private.

Memorial donations are appreciated to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, 733 Third Avenue, Suite 510, New York, New York, 10017.

Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.