Carol Brady, 81, passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May 2019, Carol successfully battled the disease and enjoyed many special moments with her family and friends thanks to the excellent care she received from Dr. Sam Lubner of the University of Wisconsin’s Carbone Cancer Center.
She was born March 26, 1940 in Wausau, daughter of the late John and Vera (Kreilkamp) White. On August 3, 1963, she married Matthew Brady of Indianapolis, Indiana at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Wausau. They enjoyed 58 years of marriage filled with love and joy.
A graduate of Our Lady of Holy Cross in Merrill, Carol received her B.A. in English and Elementary Education from the College of St. Francis in 1962. She spent the early years of her career teaching at elementary schools in Milwaukee, Monroe and Wausau, including at Longfellow Elementary from 1967 to 1969. In her career’s second act, she served as an instructor and coordinator for three decades at the Northcentral Technical College, teaching and running programs in English as a Second Language, youth and adult career development, and the high school equivalency diploma program. She was known as an able administrator and a caring, but firm teacher whose students deeply appreciated her obvious concern for their well-being and educational success.
In her retirement, she enjoyed international travel with her husband, Matt, visiting Egypt, China, New Zealand, India, Nepal and many countries in Europe. She served her community as a long-standing member of Altrusa International, serving two terms as President of the Wausau chapter. An avid skier, she could be found on the slopes of the Upper Peninsula and the Rockies until well into her seventies. During the summer months, Matt and she would enjoy sojourns at their cabin in Northern Wisconsin. She especially loved being visited there by her grandchildren and cooking them up a mess of ebelskivers.
Besides her beloved husband, she is survived by her children John, Anne Marie and Colleen; her daughter-in-law and son-in-law, Sarah and Steve; her grandchildren, Tillie, Thelonious, Tristan and Henry; and her sister Lorell Johnson.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Karen Nass and Marilyn O’Conner and her niece, Lisa Nass, and nephew, Greg Benefiel.
Memorial services will be held at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at St. Anne Catholic Church, Wausau. Father Tom Lindner will officiate. The visitation will be held at St. Anne prior to the services, starting at 10:00 a.m. Burial for family and friends will be held at Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Attendees are asked to wear masks and be vaccinated.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
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