Edwin Brey - Departed on Jun 28, 2017 - Green Bay, Wisconsin
Edwin Brey - Departed on Jun 28, 2017 - Green Bay, Wisconsin

Edwin Brey

Born in Town of Kossuth, Wisconsin on Jul 31, 1923

Died on Jun 28, 2017 and resided in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Edwin Joseph Brey, 93, Green Bay resident, peacefully passed away on June 28, 2017.  He was born on July 31, 1923 in Manitowoc to the late Michael and Anna (Gerl) Brey.  He attended vocational school and worked at the shipyards until April 23, 1943, when Ed proudly began serving his country as a corporal in the Army Air Corp. He married Florence (Fruhriep) at St. James Catholic Church in Cooperstown on October 7, 1966. She preceded him in death on March 20, 2011. Ed was self-employed as a painting contractor for most of his adult life – EJ Brey Painting and Contracting.  He and his family took pride in his work at the new public library, the Neville Museum and even the Packer administrative offices where he met Bart Starr.

Ed’s passion in life was his family, fishing, bowling, golfing, polka dancing and the Packers.  For many years, he enjoyed his cottage on Legend Lake and traveling around the country with his family.  He especially loved his fishing trips to Canada. 

Ed is survived by his daughter, Michelle Farrow of Chippewa Falls and his son, Michael Brey of Green Bay; his grandsons, Michael and John. Two brothers, William (Virginia) Brey and Norbert Brey, all of Manitowoc; one sister, Laverne Wertel, Green Bay and many nieces and nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law, Clara Brey, brother-in-law, John Wertel and brother and sister-in-law, Melvin and Irma Schnuelle.

Friends may call on Friday, June 30, at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 312 Victoria St., after 9:30 am until time of Mass. Funeral Mass 11:00 am Friday at the church with Rev. Bill Hoffman officiating. Entombment in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. On line condolences may be sent to Ed’s family at

Ed’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the nurses and staff of Unity Hospice, Carrington Manor and Home Instead, for all the care and concern for Ed and his family.

Funeral Mass: Friday Jun 30, 2017, 11:00 am at St. Philip the Apostle

Visitation: Friday Jun 30, 2017, 9:30-11:00 am at St. Philip the Apostle

Served by Proko-Wall Funeral Director: Bob Walczyk Jr

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