Kathryn ‘Kate’ L. Brees
Kathryn "Kate" L. Brees of Waukesha passed away suddenly from complications of acute AML leukemia on Friday, February 10, 2017, at the age of 39. She was born on December 30, 1977, the daughter of James and Patricia Barney.
On May 3, 2014, she married the love of her life, Matt Brees. Kate graduated from Waukesha North High School and went on to receive her nursing degree. She enjoyed her job in nursing helping others, and loved her recent position as a NICU nurse taking care of babies at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Kate enjoyed yoga, crafting, and watching her kids in their activities. Most of all, she loved spending time and traveling with her family.
Kate will be deeply missed by her husband, Matt; children, Brandon Barney (19), Ethan Smith (14), Julianna Barney-Smith (12), Chloe Brees (11) and Zachary Brees (8); parents, James and Patricia; sister, Becca (Paul) Wypiszynski; and niece, Addy. She is further survived by other relatives and many friends.
Kate was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Francis and Viola Barney; and maternal grandparents, Louis and Marie Price.
The first visitation for Kate will be held on Thursday, February 16, from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. prayer service at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188. The second visitation will be on Friday, February 17, from 10 a.m. until the time of the 11 a.m. funeral service at RiverGlen Christian Church, S31-W30601 Sunset Drive, Waukesha, WI 53189. Burial will immediately follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the family.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call 262542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.