Murray J. ‘Bupa’ Brant

Feb. 17, 1931 – May 28, 2013

Murray J. Brant of Waukesha passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at his home at the age of 82, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Feb. 17, 1931, the son of Molly (Weining) Brant.

Murray was united in marriage Oct. 14, 1950, in Milwaukee, to the former Mary E. Conigliaro. He was a longtime and dedicated employee of Miller Compressing Co. as the best crane operator until his retirement in 2003. Murray was a faithful member of St. William Catholic Church. He enjoyed fly fishing, hunting at The Land and most of all spending time with his family.

Murray is survived by his loving children, Vincent Brant of Waukesha, Mary (Jerry) Gosa of Kewaskum and Gina (Jeff) Rose of North Prairie; his grandchildren, Christina Brant, Andrea (Jeff) Lytle, Jennifer Brant, Rachel (Jim) Lustig, David (Keri), Katie (Matt) Gundrum, Colleen (Dan) Nalepinski, Jeffrey (Kimberly), Vincent, Mary (Matt) Soch and Sara Rose; and his great-grandchildren, Jacob, Norah, Leah, Tyler, Lily, Jackson Murray, Reagan, Ellie, baby Lucas, baby Viola, Marina, Corbin, Laila and Collin. Murray is further survived by four siblings, Jerry (Janice), Alyce Hodge, Peter and Miles; and a sister-in-law, Grace Erato. He was the favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by many friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother; mother-in-law, Ethel; and loving wife, Mary E. Brant, on Feb. 5, 2002.

The visitation for Murray will be held from 11:30 a.m. until the 12:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial Friday, May 31, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Entombment will immediately follow to St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

The Brant family would like to express their appreciation to Dawn Kallin, Ben Otis and the caregivers of Comfort Keepers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Murray may be given to NBIA Disorders Association, 2082 Monaco Court, El Cajon, CA 92019.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For obituary, photos, to leave a condolence or to view the services online, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.