Judith K. Bruene

Judith K. Bruene (nee Zinskey), 65, of West Bend, entered eternal life on Feb. 19, 2009, at her residence.

She was born on Dec. 23, 1943, to William and Pauline (nee Coffman) Zinskey in Lansing, Mich. She was raised in Pennsylvania and moved to California at the age of 10. She graduated from Ventura High School. Judy exchanged marriage vows with Gerald J. Bruene on March 11, 1969, in Las Vegas, had three children and the couple spent a happy life together in West Bend since 1976. She was a member of the Moose Lodge.

Judy is survived by her dear children: Robert (Michelle) Bruene, Patricia Bruene and Scott (Annie) Bruene; nine cherished grandchildren: Madeline, Mikayla, Maegan, Maya, Mackenzie, Ben, Braeden, Rose and Graham. She is further survived by her father William Zinskey, her sisters Shirley Garrett, Linda (Mike) VanBrunt, Debra Zinskey, her brother Bob (Brenda) Zinskey, mother-in-law Mary Bruene, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friend. Judy is preceded in death by her mother Pauline and her husband Gerald.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel in West Bend with Chaplain Susan Lied officiating. There will be no visitation times prior to the service. Cremation will take place at Paradise Cremations of West Bend.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Cedar Lake Home Hospice are appreciated.

The family would like to thank the Cedar Lake Home Hospice group, her friends and neighbors for all the care and compassion they gave to Judy.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.