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Joan O. (Laleike) Breger

October 29, 1938 ~ October 2, 2019 (age 80)


Joan O. Breger (nee Laleike), 80, of West Bend was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at her home.

She was born on October 29, 1938 to the late Herbert and Gladys (nee Diels) in West Bend WI. She was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in West Bend and was confirmed at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in West Bend. On November 16, 1956 she was married to Pete. Joan worked numerous office and clerical jobs and worked for Kenro Manufacturing for over 20 years until retirement. On February 19, 1988 she was united in marriage to Guy Breger at St. Lucas Lutheran Church in Kewaskum. Joan enjoyed gardening, quilting, and listening to Polka and County music. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Those Joan leaves behind to cherish her memory include her husband, Guy Breger; two sons, Bret (Tina) Grover and Jason (Beatriz) Grover; four grandchildren, Nicolas (Courtney) Grover, Alexandra Grover, Seth Grover, and Brianna Grover with one great grandchild coming in April; her sister, Jewell (Lou Repp) Zielieke; her mother-in-law, Jackie Breger; two nephews, Jon (Jill) Zielieke and Jim Zielieke; three sisters-in-law, Joyce, Karen, and Gail; three brothers-in-law, Roy, Mark, and Paul; her dog, Max; other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her former husband, Norman “Pete” Grover; her father-in-law, Ken Breger; and her brothers-in-law, Jerry Zielieke and Don and Alan Breger.    

A funeral service in remembrance of Joan will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend. Burial will be on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend.

The family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service.

Memorial to Trinity Lutheran Church (1268 Pleasant Valley Rd. - West Bend, WI  53095) or to the American Cancer Society in Joan’s name is appreciated by the family.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Horizon Home Care & Hospice for all their help and care.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Joan’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com


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October 6, 2019

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service
1315 W. Washington St.
West Bend, WI 53095

Funeral Service
October 6, 2019

12:00 PM
Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service
1315 W. Washington St.
West Bend, WI 53095

October 7, 2019

10:30 AM
Washington County Memorial Park
1800 Paradise Drive
West Bend, WI 53095

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