Brigitte’s life began on January 19, 1933 in Czechoslovakia; the daughter of Ruchard and Kathryn (Waller) Rustler. Brigitte moved to the United States in 1962 to Junction City. Brigitte eventually moved to Potwin in 1970: where she remained until moving to El Dorado in 2016.

She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Wheatstate Manor. Brigitte enjoyed watching television and attributed learning English from watching her favorite shows—“The Young and the Restless” and “Jeopardy.:

Her greatest joy was her family, which includes her children Hans and Shari Neidhardt of Potwin, Richard and Tiffany Cartwright of Towanda, Corina L. Cartwright of Sacramento; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Brigitte, 86, passed away on October 6, 2019 in El Dorado. She is preceded in death by her parents and 11 siblings. Cremation has taken place and a private family scattering will happen at a later date.

Memorial contributions in her name may be directed Wichita Humane Society. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Brigitte at