Barbara "Nigro" Brever

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Barbara Jean Nigro Brever

1958 - 2013

Barbara Jean (Nigro) Brever, 54, a resident of Kenosha, died peacefully surrounded by the love she gave other people on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the Hospice House in Pleasant Prairie Wis.

Born on Sept. 2, 1958, in Colorado Springs, Colo., she is the daughter of Nancy Jean (Behrmann-Laubscher) Nigro of Kenosha and the late John Laubscher.

She was educated in the schools of Kenosha, having attended McKinley Jr. and Bradford. She obtained an art degree from UW-Parkside and also attended Gateway Technical College for accounting. She eventually received her masters degree from UW-Milwaukee in library science/information. She also attended Carthage College.

She was employed for the last 13 years as a librarian specialist with the Unified Schools at Whittier Elementary and prior to that at McKinley Elementary. She was also at the ESC for a time. She also worked part time at Southwest Library. She also worked as a mentor for kids. She was well respected among her peers and the students adored her.

She was a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church in Paddock Lake, Wis., and was active in the Girl Scouts. As a younger woman she was a cheerleader and a baton twirler. She loved to dance and swim. She enjoyed art and her favorite city was Paris, France. She loved the family vacations to Florida.

She is survived by her parents, Alex and Nancy J. Nigro of Kenosha; one son, Mitchell William Brever of Kenosha; one sister, Tamara (Kenny Samuel) Nigro-Gandt; two brothers, Alex Jr. (Brenda) Nigro and Mark Nigro; nieces Megan (Jacyn) Sawall, Robyn Gandt, nephews, Alex (Brianna) Nigro III, Matthew Nigro, Sam Nigro, Dylan Gandt and great nieces Gwendalyn Sawall and Evelyn Sawall and great nephews Alex Nigro IV and Brendyn Sawall. She is further survived by three uncles, Bill Behrmann, Bob (Donna) Behrmann, Dick (Elaine) Behrmann and two aunts, Kathy Kadolph and daughter Debbie Kerr, and Rose Nigro.

She was preceded in death by her biological father and her grandparents.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at 6 p.m. at St. Marys Lutheran Church in Kenosha. (2001-80th Street) Visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday at the church from 4 p.m. until the time of services.



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Published online at KenoshaNews.com on June 28, 2013
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