Lyndoris Bray (1923 - 2013)

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Bray, Lyndoris

Lyndoris "Lynn" Bray, age 90, of Elkhart Lake, WI, passed away peacefully early Monday evening, (April 1st), surrounded by her loving family at Sheboygan Aurora Medical Center. She was born on January 25, 1923 in Whitelaw, WI, a daughter of the late Joe and Rose (nee Oswald) Lensmire.

Lynn graduated from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc in 1941, and attended Business College in Manitowoc.

On June 7, 1948 she married Lawrence E. Bray at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Alverno/Silver Lake (Manitowoc County). The couple resided in Cambridge, Massachusetts for 3 ½ years, returning to Wisconsin in 1951 where they spent many of their years living in Sheboygan and Elkhart Lake, WI.

The majority of her life was spent raising her loving family, including 7 children, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Lynn cherished the 64 year marriage with her husband and the life they shared. She enjoyed the sunshine at their second home in Florida for 20 years and was the #1 Fan of all her kids and grandkids activities, never missing an event. She also loved the many experiences she shared with her husband traveling all over the world.

Lynn was an active member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Elkhart Lake as well as the Quit Qui Oc Golf Club, Elkhart Lake Study Club and the Red Hat Ladies of Elkhart Lake.

Survivors include her loving husband; Larry Bray Sr. of Elkhart Lake, six children; Larry Bray Jr. (Jan) of Elkhart Lake, Patricia Balliet (Timothy) of Middleton, WI, Geoffrey Bray (Fiancé Jill Daane) of Elkhart Lake, Holly Welsch (Jeffrey) of Elkhart Lake, Lori Bray-Levinsohn (Steve) of Sheboygan, Janine Bolz (Richard) of Howards Grove.

Eight grandchildren; Tyler and Spencer Balliet, Tony (Jennifer) Bray, Jonathon Bray (Megan Brengarth), Allie Welsch, Kasey Levinsohn, Felicia (Paul) Holzwart and Marquis Bolz.

Four great grandchildren; Milo Emery Bray, Mackenzie, Kendall and Harper Holzwart.

Two sister-in-laws; Patricia Bray of Montana and Darlene Osieczanek of West Bend.

Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by one son; Gregory Thomas Bray, one daughter-in-law; Diana Bray, one brother; Howard (Rosemary) Lensmire and three brothers-in-law; Jim (Margie) Bray, Gene (Faye) Bray and Jack Bray.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Friday (April 5th) at 10:30 A.M. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Elkhart Lake. Father Dan Volkert and Father Daniel Lasecki co-officiated and burial was in the Calvary Cemetery in Sheboygan.

A memorial fund is being established in Lynn's name for Children's Make- A- Wish Foundation.

The Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth is serving her family. For online condolences, please visit

The family would like to send special thanks to the staff at Sunny Ridge Health & Rehabilitation Center and Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center for all their care and compassion.

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Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Apr. 18, 2013
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