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In Memory of Audrey Brand


September 28, 1934 - January 3, 2019

Audrey “Abby” Marylynn Brand, age 84, of Siren, WI, gained her wings in the early morning hours of Thursday, January 3, 2019, at her home with her son, Robert, by her side, after a brief battle with cancer.

While working as a hired hand on the old Davis farm in Red Wing, MN, Audrey met her future husband Don, whom she married February 4, 1956.

Audrey and Don operated a meat market/locker plant together for several years in Maiden Rock, WI, moving to Prescott, WI, in 1966. There, Audrey worked as a mechanic and “auto-body man” at KenDon Auto, a garage she and Don owned, as well as 26 years at Reis’ Greenhouse, a job she loved and where she met her extended family, Ron and Dorothy Reis.

Upon retirement, Audrey and Don moved to Siren, WI, where they worked tirelessly to see that a new Senior Center was built after the original was destroyed by the tornado of 2001.

Audrey loved people and would help anyone in any way she could. She loved to cook and bake, but especially loved gardening.

Audrey is preceded in death by her husband, Don; parents, Arthur and Clara Turnbell; infant son, Anton; eldest son, Mark Allen; beloved daughter, Teresa; infant grandson, Ryan; three brothers: Buddy, Buzzy and Warren Turnbell; three: sisters Beverly Hardy, Shirley Hutchson and “Sally” Hauschildt.

Survivors include Audrey’s youngest son, Robert Brand (Chris Plautz) of Frederic, WI; grandsons, Matthew (Melissa) Brand of Bay City, WI, Nathan Brand of Hastings, WI; great-grandchildren, Wesley and Emmalee; daughter-in-law, Jayne Brand of Prescott, WI; sister Lorraine Olson of Red Wing, MN; brother Duane Turnbell of Ruther Glen, VA; and faithful companions, Frosty (Princess) and Mr. Trouble; as well as many nieces and nephews; and very close-knit group of friends in Siren, WI.

A visitation will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 4-8:00 PM at the Senior Center in Siren, WI. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM (visitation from 10-11:00 AM) at St. John’s the Baptist Catholic Church in Webster, WI.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster, WI. Online condolences may be expressed at www.swedberg-taylor.com.


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