WEST BEND

Audrey L. Stier (nee Herbrand)

April 12, 1931 - May 30, 2009

Audrey L. Stier (nee Herbrand), age 78, of West Bend, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls.

She was born April 12, 1931, in Waukesha, to the late Edward and Edna (nee Halwas) Herbrand. On June 25, 1955, Audrey was united in marriage to Paul "Butch" Stier at St. Luke’s Church in Waukesha.

She loved American water spaniels and had seven of them as pets throughout the years. Audrey enjoyed traveling and loved going to Ignace, Ontario, Canada. She and Butch traveled to Ignace every year since 1961, and in 1988, they began spending their summers there. She enjoyed fishing. She also enjoyed knitting sweaters and afghans. Audrey had a great love and support for her grandchildren. She would go to any length to see them ski race or surf, play softball, listen to a band concert or watch a play.

Audrey was a very faithful servant of Christ. She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in West Bend for many years. She was currently a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Kewaskum.

She is survived by three children, the Rev. Sharon Stier of West Bend, Kenneth (Julie) Stier of Wind Lake and Laurie (Ron) O’Farrell of San Diego; five grandchildren, Natalie and Kylie Stier and Ryan, Donovan and Caitlin O’Farrell; two brothers, George (Norma) Herbrand and Warren Herbrand, both of Waukesha; a sister-in-law, Nancy (George) Kraemer of West Bend; and other dear relatives and close friends.

Audrey was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Butch; infant daughter, Linda; sister-in-law, Shirley Ackerman; and brother-in-law, Earl Stier.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Thursday, June 4, at Peace United Church of Christ, 343 First St., Kewaskum, with the Rev. Eric Kirkegaard officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 5, in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend.

Memorials to Habitat for Humanity of Washington County or Peace United Church of Christ are appreciated.

Audrey’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Renee Jahnke, Dr. Jonathan Treisman, Dr. Perry Gould, Dr. James Barton, the Rev. Eric Kirkegaard and the Rev. Bill Wiederanders.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service, West Bend, is assisting the family. For more information, call 334-2776 or visit online at www.myrhum-patten.com.