Traverse City Record-Eagle


February 12, 2014

Brenda Kay Wolfgram Moore

TRAVERSE CITY — Brenda Kay Wolfgram Moore passed away peacefully while surrounded by family on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Munson Medical Center. Brenda was born on Nov. 7, 1946, in Traverse City, to the late Benjamin B. and Erma J. (Kratochvil) Wolfgram.

Together with Jerry M. Moore she raised two loving children, Tami Kay and Michael Todd Moore. Brenda enjoyed her children and grandchildren.

She was an avid reader, a lover of music and family get-togethers and had a deep passion for genealogy. She will be remembered for her many contributions and dedication to the Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society, where she wore many hats as newsletter publisher, webmaster and vice president. She was the founder of the French Canadian Society and was a regional expert on French-Canadian genealogy research. She helped countless individuals with their family research and generously donated her extensive genealogy collection to area libraries, museums and history centers.

Although afflicted with many health issues she continued to smile and maintained her sense of humor. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Surviving are her two children, Tami (Dave Seger) Moore and Mike (Monica) Moore; three grandchildren, Brittany and Justin Moore and special adopted grandson, Ben Seger; one brother, Benjamin (Barb) Wolfgram; one nephew, Ben Wolfgram; four nieces, Shawn and Rene Wolfgram, Jenifer Willey, Cindy (Willey) and Jerry Henderson; and several grand-nieces and nephews.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Nona Wolfgram Willey; and nephew, Steven Wolfgram.

Brenda requested a celebration of her life, which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, from 3 to 6 p.m., at Timber Ridge Hall, 4050 Hammond Road East, Traverse City, MI 49686.

Memorial contributions may be made in Brenda’s honor to GTAGS, PO Box 2015, Traverse City, MI 49685.

Please visit Brenda’s personal book of memories at to share a photo or story with her family.

The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee.

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