Wendy Mae Brown

Wendy Brown

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI – Wendy Mae Brown, age 51, of Acorn Trail, Chocolay Township, left Mother Earth and walked on, Thursday, August 16, 2018, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Appleton, Wisconsin.

She was born to Patricia (Madosh) Brown and Richard Lucas. Ernie Brown adopted her and that is how she became known as Wendy Brown for the remainder of her life.

Wendy attended the Marquette Area Schools and graduated from Bi-County High School in 1984. An adventurous journey took her in her twenty’s to Massachusetts where she resided in the Boston area and owned an arcade gaming business. She returned to the U.P. in the 90’s. Through Wendy’s years, she worked at many local businesses, waitressing and bartending, as a CNA at Mather Nursing Center and the Marquette County Medical Care Facility, and at the Sara Lee (Bunny Bread) Bakery. Wendy was known for her vibrant personality and her love for her two nieces and family. She loved life, talking with everybody. If you wanted to know about makeup or fashion, she was your girl! She was always on the phone talking with somebody and loved roller skating in her younger years.

She loved her two nieces, Autumn and Neebin, spending time with them at the cottage, sleep overs, late night Walmart runs, watching the Golden Girls, and so much more. They will miss having conversations with her about everything. Wendy was a member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and proud of her Native American heritage.

She will be missed by her surviving family members, her mother, Patricia Brown (Roy Peterson), her siblings, Clifford “Sonny” (Diane Truscott) Brown, Carrie (Keith) Ashbrook; nieces, Autumn (Matt) and Neebin Ashbrook-Pietila, and her fiance, Johno Manchester; and special cousin, Nora Logan.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Peter and Helen Madosh; her adopted father, Ernie Brown; several aunts and uncles; and her fur babies, Scrappy and Tigger.

Join us in celebrating Wendy’s life at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 21, during the hours of 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Join us in conversation, sharing of memories, and enjoying a potluck meal during the visitation. In her memory, play one of your favorite Shania Twain songs and “belt it out!”

Condolences may be expressed online at swansonlundquistfuneralhome.com