Danelle ‘Tookie’ Bruchhaus

Thursday, September 12, 2019
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ELTON - Danelle Bruchhaus, known to most as “Tookie,” passed away at the age of 72 on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at Jefferson Manor Nursing Home in Baton Rouge. She died after a long bout with Alzheimer’s.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Elton.

Friends and family are invited to be with us starting at 9 a.m. The service will begin at 10 a.m. and entombment will be held immediately following at St. Paul Cemetery.

She lived in New Orleans for the majority of her adult life, working as a physical therapist at LSU Health Sciences Center and Charity Hospital. Prior to working as a therapist, Tookie was a girls’ high school basketball coach. In her early years, she competed in rodeo, where she won many awards including a national title.

Her kindness, honesty, and acceptance of others is how she touched so many lives. She is remembered as the best big sister anyone could ask for.

She is truly missed by those that loved her.

Tookie is preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Della Bruchhaus, and infant brother, Christopher.

She is survived by her spouse, Karen MacGuillvory; one sister, Kaki (Rod) Bertrand; three brothers, D.D. (Debbie) Bruchhaus, Dan (Desi) Bruchhaus and Joe (Mary) Bruchhaus; and a host of stepgrandchildren, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.