Laura A. Bronenkant (nee Kuehn), 88, a longtime resident of Tichigan Lake, died in Williamsburg, Va., on Oct. 3, 2011, after a brief illness. She was born on Nov. 27, 1923, in Milwaukee.

She came from a large German family, on her father’s side, that settled in Door County in the 1880s. Her mother was of Austrian descent and immigrated to America through Ellis Island in the early 1900s.

In her younger years she enjoyed her large garden and canning of many vegetables and making pickles, sewing and craft projects, traveling on casino bus trips, visiting the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, attending rummage sales, and especially enjoyed attending German Fest and Mexican Fest in Milwaukee.

She was a 50-year member of the Tichigan Volunteer Firefighters Ladies Auxiliary, as well as a long-time member of Community United Methodist Church, Waterford.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, George; daughters Barbara Shappert (Steve) of California, and Bonnie Krochmal (Glenn) of Williamsburg; grandson, Christopher Shappert of California; special niece, Susan Teschendorf of West Allis; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary (Kroll) Kuehn; brothers, August, Charles and Richard; sisters, Marie Hyland, Helen Krenek and Florence Barts.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Nelsen Funeral Home, Williamsburg, Va. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Williamsburg.

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