William A Brehm

William A Brehm

Male 1921 - 2003  (82 years)

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  • Name William A Brehm 
    Born 01 Feb 1921  Bisbee, Cochise Co, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Feb 2003 
    Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Brehm, William A., Sr. 521 East Franklin Avenue

      Neenah, WI 54956

      Peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his family on February 26, 2003, at the age of 82. H was born in Bisbee, Arizona, on February 1, 1921 to Allen E. and Bertha (Simon) Brehm. William is survived by his wife of 59 years, Katharine, and seven children: William, Jr. (Marnie) Hamilton, Ontario Frances (Mrs. Dennis) Cox, Rochester, Minnesota Sally Yazbec, West Lafayette, Indiana Katharine (Mrs. Daniel) Zager, Penfield, New York Susan (Mrs. Christopher) Salm, James D. (Annette), and Jane (Mrs. Frederick) Lang, of Neenah also survived by former daughter-in-law, Trish Brehm, Appleton. William was a devoted husband and father, and grandfather of 20 grandchildren, and great-grandfather of three great-grandchildren. He graduated from the University of Arizona, and Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and Alpha Kappa Psi fraternities. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps in the European Theater from 1943 to 1946, achieving the rank of Captain. He was employed at Kimberly-Clark Corporation beginning in 1947 for 34 years. He was appointed Corporate Economist in 1967 and held that position until his retirement in 1981. He served as chairman of the Statistical Committee of the American Pulp and Paper Manufacturers Association as well as that of the Printing Paper Manufacturers Association. He also served on the Economic Advisory Board of the U.S. Department of Commerce from 1970-1972. For a decade he was one of 20 economic consultants to the Business Council in Washington D.C. He was an economic consultant to the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, and a member of the National Association of Business Economists, and the Conference of Business Economists. During the 1970s, Mr. Brehm was invited to present forecasts of the U.S. economy to annual meetings of the Council of the Americas in Mexico and San Francisco. Mr. Brehm was raised as a Christian Scientist, and for many years he served the Neenah church as a board member, reader and treasurer. Since the local church was dissolved in 1986, he has attended th First Presbyterian Church of Neenah. In 1991, he wrote to his family of his firm belief that service to his Maker and to others is the only sure foundation for lasting happiness. He noted that his wife Kate's long-time dedication to community volunteer service had strengthened his conviction about service, as had the active service of his children to others, to their churches, and in their careers. Bill's love for his family was evident to all and he was always seen at family events with a camera, as photography was a lifelong hobby that he enjoyed. He also had a great love of music and the arts. Bill had a lifetime love of learning which was evident by his large collection of books. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Bill Brehm will be missed by his family. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Neenah, on Monday, March 3, 2003 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Paul Huxtable officiating. Interment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may make memorial gifts to the Salvation Army of the VNA of Neenah.


      205 W. Doty Ave.

      Neenah 722-7151
    Person ID I67153  Little Chute Historical Society
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2003 

    Family Living 
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    Family ID F26120  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 01 Feb 1921 - Bisbee, Cochise Co, Arizona Link to Google Earth
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