Marlene L. Brunette
Sept. 21, 1928 — Nov. 27, 2016
Marlene L. Brunette of Waukesha was born to eternal life on Sunday, November 27, 2016, at Aurora St. Luke’s Southshore at the age of 88. She was born in Norway, Mich., on September 21, 1928, the daughter of John and Tina (nee Vermeulen) Treiber.
She was a 1947 graduate of Norway High School in Michigan. On April 17, 1948, she married her husband of 66 years, Kenneth Brunette, in Lake Forest, Ill.; he preceded her in death on February 23, 2015. She was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church since 2000. Marlene loved reminiscing about the past, going back to Norway, Mich., and visiting her grandmother’s store there. She enjoyed reading, shopping, knitting, crocheting and cooking, but most of all loved being with her grandchildren and family.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Sandie (Jim) Hill, Kathy (the late Ken) Kahn, John (Linda) Brunette and Bill (Lori) Brunette. She was the dear grandmother of David Pindel, Tim (Angie) Pindel, Jackie (Todd) Connell, Chris (Melissa) Kahn, Jon (Kristin) Kahn, Katie (Brian) Zirbes, Bridget Hill, Dustin Brunette and Angela Brunette and great-grandmother of Toby and Anna Hernandez, Maddie and Ian Connell, Maggie, Blake and Max Zirbes, Gavin and Landon Kahn and Stephen Brunette. She is further survived by her brothers Kenneth (Betty) Treiber, Gordon (Karen) Treiber and Donald (Phyllis) Treiber, along with many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will take place Friday, December 2, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the 11 a.m. funeral Mass at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2400 W. State Highway 59, Waukesha, WI 53189. Father Jose Nieto will preside, assisted by Deacon Gary Stephani. Interment will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, December 5, at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 21731 Spring St., Union Grove, WI 53182. Please meet directly at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to St. John Neumann Catholic Church or to Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.