Mabel M. Brehm, 95, of Medford, passed away at home on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, under the care of Hope Hospice, surrounded by family.
Cremation rites have been accorded and a private family service will be held at a later date.
Mabel was born on October 15, 1925 to Emil and Julia (Janko) Lekies in the township of Browning, Taylor County. She attended Cloverdale elementary school. She worked as a nanny in the Medford area until her marriage to George M. Brehm on May 17, 1944. Together they owned and operated a dairy farm in the town of Little Black until the late 1960’s, while raising 5 children.
Her family brought her great enjoyment. She loved sewing and on a nice day, she could be found working in her flower garden. She also enjoyed traveling, camping, and fishing.
Mabel would accompany her husband and other family members on several hunting trips out west; setting up camps, trout fishing, and just enjoying the beauty of October in the Colorado Rockies. Later in life, she would remark that those trips and other trips with family were really special time. (Yes mom, they were)
She was a volunteer for many years with Commission on Aging Senior Meals at Stetsonville.
Mabel is survived by her children, Lyle (Pauline) Brehm of Schofield, Bruce (Joan) Brehm of Medford, Rebecca (Charles) Gerschefske of Lincoln, NE and Daniel (Cathy) Brehm of Ramsey, MN; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 10 great great-grandchildren and one daughter-in-law Grace Brehm of Rib Lake.
Mabel is preceded in death by her husband, George; son; David Brehm; one grandson; two brothers, Walter (Beatrice) Lekies and Roy (Mabel) Lekies and one sister Pearl (Vince) Sackmann.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.