Jane O'Gorman
Jane O'Gorman (nee Wrede)

Heaven received a beautiful angel on January 1, 2021. Jane O'Gorman (nee Wrede), loving wife, sister, relative and friend, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 63.

Edith Wharton once wrote, "there are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." Jane's light reflected a profound kindness and goodness that put others before herself. She was a woman of deep faith in God who prayed daily for her family, friends, and the world. Jane never knew a stranger and made friends everywhere, whether at church ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ, or her various places of employment. She was always true to herself and God.

Jane was born and raised in Hartland, Wisconsin graduating from Arrowhead High School and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design. She was a talented artist and graphic designer.

In the winter of 2014 Jane began a deeper friendship with Amedee Casey O'Gorman Sr. which would become the beginning of a great love story. They married on December 26, 2015, at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Jane and Casey created many special memories together. He was the love of her life.

Jane is dearly missed by her family and many friends. Her loving family includes sister, Mary Wrede Werner, of Hartland, WI; brother Charles (Jane Mary) Wrede, St. Charles, IL; nieces Kari (Kevin) Rautmann and Stephanie (William) Faubion, nephew Steve (Monica) Werner, great nieces and nephews Emily, Allison, August, Kari, Dottie, Madeline, Erin and Laura. Jane also leaves behind an aunt and many close cousins in Wisconsin and Kentucky.

In addition to her dear husband, Casey, Jane was preceded in death by her parents Roger and Dorothy Wrede and brother-in-law Steve Werner.

Visitation will be held at 9:00 AM followed by an 11:00 AM Memorial Service on Saturday, January 23 at Elmbrook Church 777 Barker Road, Brookfield, WI 53045. For everyone's safety, Covid-19 precautionary measures will be followed. PLEASE WEAR A MASK

The service will be streamed live at https://vimeo.com/event/273182/62e70e9521

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission.





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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Jan. 8 to Jan. 17, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Visitation
9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Elmbrook Church
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Memorial service
11:00a.m.
Elmbrook Church
Funeral services provided by:
Evert-Luko Funeral Home
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January 21, 2021
I love looking at these pictures because it's how I remember Jane best.... her infectious laughter. My comfort is knowing the joy she now has in the presence of her Savior.
Charise
January 21, 2021
Anne Bischke
January 18, 2021
Anne Bischke
January 18, 2021
Such great memories..we love you Jane!
Anne Bischke
January 18, 2021
Sherry Jackson-Brisch
January 18, 2021
Sherry Jackson-Brisch
January 18, 2021
Sherry Jackson-Brisch
January 18, 2021
My very dearest Janeline, You are and will continue to be a forever BFF since kindergarten. You have always been there through every triumph or tear. You are the brightest star and the most funny and creative side kick to entertain alongside. Your humor and stories of the mundane and bizarre are true legends. Tap dancing forever with Jesus and Casey in your eternal Home. P.S last pic is Jane and I as primates picking fleas...(one of our favorite shticks. Welcome to Heaven dear sister. I love you and miss you badly!
Sherry Jackson-Brisch
January 18, 2021
Jane and I were friends since the day I started working at Elmbrook in 1986. She befriended me and made me feel welcome as she did everyone. She texted me New Year's Eve and we reminisced on all the funny thing we have done together through the years...I had no idea how she was feeling. She sounded like "normal Jane", asking about me, my husband and daughter...even my dad, Dick Robinson and Laurie McIntyre. That's Jane...always caring about everyone else. I will miss her immensely, especially when I come to visit Milwaukee because she was always someone I visited now that I've moved to Idaho. But I trust we will see her again at the Feast!
Laura Botimer
January 17, 2021
Genie, you loved us all so well and you're indeed an angel from God. We will miss you.
Connie Campbell
January 17, 2021
My deepest sympathy. The world was a better place with Jane in it.
Teri Roth True
January 17, 2021
Sweet Jane Wrede. I looked forward to our catch up letters, and the fun box of purple surprises you would send my way. You had a way of remembering the little things people loved, and always finding a way to gift them or surprise them with it. You are a quirky, beautiful, generous soul and will be very missed.
Courtney Barnard (Wiher)
January 13, 2021
She made me laugh, and laugh, and laugh, and laugh, and laugh.... starting in 1974 on the Arrowhead Yearbook Committee. wow, so much silliness, such an uplifter. Miss you, xoxo
Rick Schaefer
January 13, 2021
Dear Jane, I´m so very sad and sorry that you´re gone. You were a wonderful friend, beautiful inside and out with an amazing sense of humor and a huge heart. Sending love to Mary and the rest of the Wrede family. Laurie Roidt Friedman
Laurie Friedman
January 13, 2021
Dear Triplet, It is with great sadness I write this here to honor your life. Our mothers brought us into this world on Valentine's Day 1957. Although we met at birth in the same hospital room our mothers shared, we didn't form our "special bond" until high school. Your humor and wit was amazing. You brought joy to many others. You will be greatly missed, but I find comfort you are with our Lord and Savior. You are forever my triplet and the world's special Valentine! Love you.....
Victoria Ayres
January 13, 2021
Jane was a beautiful friend to me..I will always have memories of her laughter and fun spirit she shared with others..truly sad to lose her..heaven is fortunate to receive her
Anne Bischke
January 11, 2021
We are so sorry but we will not. Be able to attend We wish we could. I have a Mass card for Jane and will be sending to you. Words are not enough on how to tell you that we are so sorry for your you three.
Peggy Steidel
January 10, 2021
Dearest Jane, we are terribly saddened to lose you! You have been such an inspiration to so many. We will miss you, but, I am sure Casey and God are pleased to have you with them in Heaven. Comfort your loving family and friends who are grieving! Love you, dearest cousin Jane!!!
Mary Donovan-Popa and Warren Popa
January 10, 2021
"This world was never meant for one as beautiful as her". Rest in peace my dear beloved sister.
Anne Corrao
January 9, 2021