Brenda L. Ray
Apopka, FL - (nee Plamann) Of Apopka, FL, formerly of Wauwatosa, passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at age 56. Wife to Jonathan Ray for 28 years and mother of Kate (26) and Allison (21) Ray. Daughter of Duane "Duke" and Charlotte Plamann and sister of Steve (Rhonda) Plamann and Greg (Sharon) Plamann, all of Appleton. Daughter-in-law of Gerald and Carol Ray and sister-in-law of David (Edye) Ray and Beth (Eric) Westlund. Further survived by nieces, a nephew, other family, colleagues and many dear friends.
Brenda was born and raised in Appleton and then lived in the Milwaukee area for over 30 years, before moving to Central Florida in 2016. She was an amazing wife, nurturing and encouraging mother, a savvy business woman and a bright light to everyone she met. Brenda worked as a court reporter throughout her career. She owned and operated Ray Reporting in Milwaukee for 15 years, and also worked for two national court reporting firms. She was a Director of Business Development for U.S. Legal Services at the time of her death.
A Memorial Service will be held St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 1615 N. Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM. Memorial visitation at noon until the time of Service.
Please consider a memorial donation in Brenda's name to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, ocrfa.org
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