Brenda L. Brown, 51

Brenda L. Brown (nee Thelen), 51, of town of Wayne, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2011, on a sunny spring day filled with blue skies, marshmallow clouds and snow globe snow.

She was born on Sept. 27, 1959, to the late Calvin and June (nee Yench) Thelen in West Bend and graduated from West Bend East High School. She married Patrick Repovsch on July 4, 1992. The couple resides in Wayne. Brenda worked at NAPA, the Parts Store, and Trenton Tech. She was a loving and caring wife with a zest for life. She loved nature, sewing, quilting, spending time with friends and was an excellent cook. She had a sense of humor, was thoughtful, a good listener and would always lend a helping hand. Brenda was talkative and often referred to as “Dr. Brown the Counselor.” She was brave, strong and never complained about anything. She enjoyed traveling and served as a personal travel agent for many people and catered parties for many more. She was an excellent step-mother and loved being “Grandma B.” She was also a photographer and loved her pets, Lucy and Norman.

Brenda is survived by her husband, Pat; step-children, Jessica (Jarrod) Scheunemann, Rebecca (Andy) Topham, Joshua (fiancée Nicole) and Cody; step granddaughter, Cadence Rose Scheunemann; three brothers, Calvin, Joseph (Susan) and Thomas (Diane) Thelen and a brotherin-law, Richard (Jeanette) Repovsch. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The funeral service for Brenda will be held on Wednesday, March 30, at 7 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W Paradise Drive, West Bend. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 7 p.m., also at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Washington County Memorial Park. Memorials would be appreciated to The American Arthritis Foundation, 1650 South 108th St, West Allis, WI 53214-4021, in memory of Brenda.

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

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Steven Holcomb, Dr. Jerome Buboltz and the Aurora VNA for their personal skill, friendship and compassion during the course of Brenda’s long illness.

“Brenda passed away in the arms of her beloved husband, in the place that she knew, and the home that she loved.”