Debra Jean Bree, age 60 of Montello passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer; she was a true warrior and never stopped fighting. Deb was born in Gibson City, IL to Robert and Jenean (McPherson) Schroeder on August 21, 1960. She married Scott Bree in Milwaukee on October 9, 1981 and together they have resided on Lake Puckaway since 2016. Deb enjoyed needlepoint, taking naps and had a love for all animals. She was a very caring person and loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandbabies. Deb will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know her.
Deb leaves behind her husband of 39 years, Scott and three children: Edward (Jen) Bree of Hartford, Jessica (Nick) Valentino of Kewaskum and Nicole (Eric) Gutkowski of Hubertus as well as seven very special grandchildren: Mady, Emry, Gavin, Autumn, Taylor, Jacob and Rylan. She is also survived by two sisters: Barb (Mike) Hess and Carol Merritt, sister-in-law, Roxy Schroeder as well as other extended family members and friends.
Deb is preceded in death by her parents, in-laws: Herman and Dolores Bree and two brothers: Jerry and Danny Schroeder.
A Celebration of Debra’s Life will be held at Good Old Days Resort on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 12:00 until 3:00 PM. Please wear blue as it was Deb’s favorite color. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to The Budda Box Fight Against Cancer, P.O. Box 91, Westfield, WI 53964 or the American Cancer Society.
The family would like to thank the amazing staff at ThedaCare Cancer Center & Heartland Hospice Care for always going above and beyond and providing excellent care.
Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Montello and Oxford is honored to be serving the family. www.CrawfordFH.com
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