Agnes “Aggie” Bram

Agnes “Aggie” Bram

MIDDLETON-Agnes “Aggie” Bram (Zander) age 82, was tragically taken from us on April 26th, 2017.

She was born February 24, 1935 in Cross Plains, the daughter of Jacob and Amelia (Bollenbeck) Zander.

Aggie and her husband Richard raised their two children and owned Bram’s Bar (now Coach’s) on Main Street in Cross Plains for many years. Then they built their house and moved to Middleton where Aggie worked at and retired from Harbor Athletic Club after 35 years. Aggie had a variety of interests including gardening and tending her yard, cheering on the Badgers and Packers and attending church at Saint Bernard’s in Middleton. She loved swimming and chatting with friends down at Harbor Athletic Club. She always had a deck of cards ready to play a spirited game of Euchre at every family outing and enjoyed playing in her multiple weekly leagues. What Aggie truly treasured most was the time she spent with her family and many friends. She was sharp witted, always willing to lend a helping hand and could fix anything you asked her to. She brought a smile to the face of everyone around her. She will be deeply missed.

Aggie is survived by her children Rose (Tom) Kelso and Tom (Susan) Bram; siblings, Doris (Jim) Anderson, Mary Diem (Dave) Stauffacher; six grandchildren, Ann (Sarah) Kelso, Tom Kelso, Kelly (Brad) Etter, Casey Kelso, Amanda (Dan) Sonnenburg and Jacob Bram, as well as four great-grandchildren, Kaelyn, Eli and Adelaide Sonnenburg and John Etter. In addition to her husband, Richard, Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers, Arthur, Albert, Anthony, Roman, James, Arnold, Phillip and two sisters, Dorothy and Julianna as well as her son-in-law, Tom Kelso.

Funeral services will be held at ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2947 Thinnes Street, Cross Plains at 11 AM on Friday May 5, 2017 with Father Thomas Kelley presiding. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 9:30 AM until the time of the Mass.

Condolences and donations may be sent to Rose Kelso at 6423 South Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562.

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