Brenda L. Malfavon, 60

Brenda L. Malfavon (nee Hilgers), 60, of West Bend, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend.

She was born on Jan. 13, 1950, to the late Louis and Arlene (nee Knoll) Hilgers in Wisconsin Rapids. Following high school, Brenda worked as a nursing aid in nursing homes and hospice care throughout her career. Brenda was deeply loved and will be missed by all.

Brenda is survived by her four children, Corey Buelow, Jaye Buelow (fiancé, Matthew Osman), Jennifer (Todd) LeMieux, and Richard Buelow II; and seven grandchildren. She is further survived by three sisters, Joyce (Robert) Szymanski, Gloria Drosta and Diane Schmidt; and many other dear relatives and close friends.

Brenda was preceded in death by her daughter, Roberta Suggs.

Private family services in honor of Brenda will be held this spring in Wisconsin Rapids.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service of West Bend is assisting the family. 334-2776. Online guestbook and condolences may be found at