Brenda B Froemke

July 6, 1939March 16, 2021

Brenda Froemke (Burt), age 81, died on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at home among family and friends. Brenda is survived by husband Chuck Froemke, brothers John and Dan Burt, daughter Wanda O’Keefe, sons Eric and Kirk Wibert, stepdaughters Barbara Smith and Tara Prather and stepson Chuck Froemke, Jr. and grandchildren.

Brenda graduated from St. Lawrence School of Nursing, Michigan State University in 1960. She and the family moved from Michigan to Florida in 1967 where Brenda established a long nursing and business career, including RN at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Director of Nursing Services at Lakeland Health Care Center, Director of Nursing Services and relief Administrator at Bishop Gray Inns, Inc. (Davenport, FL), Director of Nursing Services at Brandywyne Lakeside Center (Winter Haven, FL).

During 1975 to 1982, Brenda was the founder and President of Brenda Lee Realty in Lakeland, Florida (co-owned with former husband Lee Wibert). A special memory to Brenda was when country singer Brenda Lee made a surprise visit while in town to perform a concert. Brenda Lee wanted to find out more about the business that carried her namesake. She met with Brenda and Lee Wibert and later invited them to her show.

Brenda was also the past founder and President of the Real Estate Exchangers Forum of Commercial Investment Division of Board of Realtors and she also served on the Lakeland Board of Realtors and many other local and national real estate boards.

Brenda Froemke (Burt), born July 6, 1939 in Lansing, Michigan.

Funeral services in memory of Brenda Froemke will be held upcoming at the Florida National Cemetery, 6502 S.W. 102nd Avenue, Bushnell, FL 33513.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Brenda B Froemke

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Koren Burt

March 22, 2021

My Aunt Brenda,
Brenda was a trail blazer.
She showed us all you can have it all!
I remember she was a Nurse and a Real Estate Agent!
She was a Nurse a Teacher and Trailblazer!
We women who have come behind thank you for showing us we can have it all!
Until we all meet again at that big Burt Family Reunion in the sky!
Respectfully Kori Burt

Chuck and Henni Froemke

March 21, 2021

We are saddened with the passing of Brenda and know that she is now in a better place. We have fond memories of seeing her smiling face during our visits over the years and remember her laugh and wry sense of humor. We are most thankful for her strong partnership and support of our father all these years. She will most certainly be missed.

Patrick B., Sean, and Trent O'Keefe

March 20, 2021

We were in the car, I believe either leaving or going to a church sale, when a driver in another car cut her off.

"Smooth move, fart face!," Grandma said. She seemed surprised that she said this, and apologized right away.

Hence, a legend was born. Rest easy, Grandma

Kyra Jessica

March 20, 2021

I saw Brenda a few weeks before she passed away. She told me how much she loved chocolate in a very soft tone. As she laid in the bed my grandfather lovingly looked at her. This is my last memory of Brenda my step grandmother. Life is short cherish every moment.

Patrick K O’Keefe

March 19, 2021

Brenda was a wonderful Mother-in-Law.

Kirk Wibert

March 19, 2021

Mom, always laughed at my stupid jokes! This past Saturday, I said get up, we had reservations for her to go on Space Mountain at Disney! She responded with a smile. Mom, I miss you so much!

Wanda O'Keefe

March 19, 2021

As children, Mom took us to a lot of Disney movies. The Aristocrats was my favorite.