Barbara Jean Bringa

Aug. 3, 1932 - Oct. 23, 2009

Barbara Jean Bringa (nee Brown) died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at the age of 77.

She was the beloved wife of the late Theodore; loving mother of Ken (Maggie), Steve (Maggie), Cheri, Sue (Chuck) Kraus and Katie (Jason) Hoss; devoted grandmother of Kyle, Kristen, Jessica (Kevin) Slottke, Torey, Lauren, Matt Kraus and Ted Kraus; great-grandmother of Kiera and Jacob Slottke; dearest sister of Shirley Buege, Janice Howard, Diane Fagan, Bob Brown, Connie Ellis, Gary Brown; and sister-in-law of Richard Bringa. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the noon funeral service Monday, Oct. 26, at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1615 Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa, followed by procession to Prairie Home Cemetery for committal service and burial.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 414-774-5010 or visit online at