Linda K. Brehm, age 72, of Milwaukee, formerly of Colby, passed away on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at the Lutheran Home in Wauwatosa.
Linda was born April 18, 1943, in Hull township of Marathon County, the first child of Kenneth and Delores (Wellman) Brehm. She attended Rusk School for eight years and graduated from Colby High School in 1961. After a year at St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing, she moved to Milwaukee where she took employment at Wisconsin Bell. She remained at Wisconsin Bell (later to become AT&T) until 2004, retiring after 40 years of service.
In retirement, Linda went off to pursue her passion for golf, both as a participant and as a spectator. She played in multiple tournaments in Wisconsin and around the country, always enjoying the game and the camaraderie of her golfing companions. Linda also enjoyed many weekends with friends, watching and cheering on the Wisconsin Badger football team and the Green Bay Packers. She especially enjoyed lunches and evenings out with friends, attending performances of the Milwaukee Ballet and exhibitions at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Linda is survived by her mother, Delores Brehm of Colby; five siblings, Stan (Mavis) Brehm of Plymouth, Minn., Dan (Barbara) Brehm of Camano Island, Wash., Dr. Joyce Brehm (Sanford Quayle) of Stoughton, Dr. Donna Brehm (Jeff Cain) of Saukville, and Cathy McCoy (Mike) of New London. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews; and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth.
A memorial service/celebration of life is planned for the spring. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby assisted the family with the arrangements.
Linda was treasured by her friends and beloved by her family. She will be dearly missed.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.