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Barbara Ann

(nee Kloes) Born December 19, 1931. Passed away Monday, December 10, 2018 at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Herbert. Loving mother of John A. (Sonya) Brahm, Cynthia (Steve) Uyhely, Thomas G. (Patti) Brahm, Patrice (Dan) DeMeyer, and Rosemary (Dave) Gottfried. Proud Grandma of Joan, Julie, Ben, Christopher, Melissa, Melanie, Angel, Tara, Rob, Amber, Allyce, Garrett, and Sophie. Great-grandmother of 17. Sister of the late Roberta (the late Harold) Stoiber, the late Rosemary and Marilyn (Bill) Ibach.

Visitation to be held Saturday, December 15th, 2018 at 12pm at HOLY APOSTLES CATHOLIC PARISH (16000 W National Ave, New Berlin) with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 1pm. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee.

Barbara was a retiree of Northwestern Mutual after 20 years.

Past Comments

Patrice DeMeyer

Mom’s Eulogy Part 2

Meals on Wheels
When mom and dad where at their house, I would come in the door with a bag and say, “Meals on Wheels.” Mom would be so happy; she would be smiling from ear to ear. She knew that they would be something she liked. She was no longer cooking the big meals.
They have shopping carts at my mom’s place so you don’t have to carry up heavy bags, so sometimes I would put the food in the shopping cart, go to my mom’s apartment, flash the light and say, “Meals on Wheels,” she thought it was cute.
She especially loved it when I would bring hard boiled eggs, she would have to eat one right away.
On Sundays, Allyce and her family, and Garrett and his family come over for lunch after church. When I would talk to mom on Saturday she would always ask, “What are you cooking and baking for Sunday?” She didn’t care for Mexican or anything sharp or spicy, so she was always happy when I said foods she liked, because she knew there would be a meal coming her way and with a home baked treat for dessert! The dessert a lot of times would be eaten before we left for the day. She did love her sweets.

Dad following mom around
Dad would follow you around the house. He always wanted to be with you. When we went shopping, I would be with dad so you could shop on your own, but he always wanted to know where you were.
So dad, mom is right there with you now. You can follow her around to your heart’s content.

When I would come over to mom’s, because of her hearing loss, I would flash the light on and off, and say, “I’m here”. When I left for the day, we would hug and kiss goodbye.

So Mom, I’m here.

And yes mom, I’m wearing red so you can see me from Heaven.

Say hi to dad for me.

Pam Balash

My sympathy to the entire Brahm Family. I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your Mother. I truly know what you are going through as I just lost my Mother on November 20, 2018 and it has been a rough road. Barb was a dear friend to me that I meet when I started working at Northwestern Mutual many years ago and ends up that I went to high school at West Allis Central with Tom and Patrice and then got to know Rosemary when I would go to functions with Barb at NM and I would either pickup or drop off Barb at home. She was a lovely person and liked by many. She is now in God’s hands and celebrating with all those have gone before her and reunited with all her dear ones. May she Rest In Peace until we all meet one day. Blessings to all.

Pam Balash

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