Miriam Kay Ashbrook

PORTAGE – Miriam Kay Ashbrook, age 65, of Caledonia Township, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at Aspirus Divine Savior Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Miriam was born on January 18, 1958, in Richland Center, the daughter of Frank and Charlene (Adams) Sopher. She was married to Paul Mark Ashbrook on September 18, 1982.  Miriam worked on the farm, worked at a bakery and enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren.  Together with her husband, she attended the Caledonia Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her husband, Mark; her son, Brandon (Jackie) Ashbrook and her grandchildren, Emmalynn, Garrett and Gracee;  her daughter, Jessica (Ryan) Techlin and her grandchildren, Pierce, Rysen and Lincoln;   three sisters, Rebecca (Randy) Timmer, Rachel (Tad) Peak and Dawn (Ted) Beinborn; two sisters-in-law, Christine (Cory) Greene and Carolyn Sopher-Barnes;  other relatives and many friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Phil.   

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank the staff of Aspirus Divine Savior ICU Department for their care, comfort and concern.

Pflanz Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.