Marie Brasda

PORTAGE – Marie Brasda, 54, passed away peacefully at her home in Portage on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Marie was born on October 27, 1964, in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Michael and Nancy (Thompson) Borish. She married Andy Brasda on August 7, 2000, in Vermillion, SD. Marie worked as a data processor for a commercial compliance company, Fleet Worthy. She was a loving mother and wife who loved to read and swim. She enjoyed spending money on her grandchildren and loved the little mermaid. Marie also liked crocheting and cross stitching, especially finding patterns and creating special items for family and friends. She enjoyed baking, especially making fudge and cookies for Christmas.

She is survived by her husband, Andy Brasda of Portage; mother, Nancy Borish of Pardeeville; sons, Nathan (Sam) Murray of Portage; Shayne Brasda of Arlington; brothers, Thomas (Lynn) Borish of Clarksville, TN, Joseph (Kelly) Borish of Portage; aunt, Nola Branton of Portage; uncles, Larry (Dee) Thompson of Minnesota, Duane (Marcey) Thompson of Oxford, Kevin (Margaret) Ebert of Montello; grandchildren, Austin, Sterling, Zachary; great-aunt, Leora Tomlinson; and her puppy, Mickey; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Michael Borish; uncles, Stanley Borish, Vernon and Harlan Ebert; aunt, Judy (Mike) Lewison; grandparents, Lucille and Henry Ebert, Michael and Helen Borish; great-grandparents, John and Nettie Morgan and Bobby Romanski.  

A memorial service will be held at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage, Wisconsin, on Friday, November 9, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., with Rev. Gloria Stubitsch officiating. Private inurnment will be at Pacific Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service.    

The family would like to thank the staff at Agrace HospiceCare for their care and support.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Marie’s name to UW Carbone Cancer Center, 600 Highland Avenue, K4/658, Madison, WI 53792-6164.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.  



For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)