Leander H. Brahm
May 8, 1934 – June 28, 2013
Leander H. Brahm died of Alzheimer’s disease on Friday, June 28, 2013, surrounded by his loving family at the age of 79. He was born on May 8, 1934, to John and Sedonia (nee Gengler) Brahm. He worked at Sinclair Gas Station, owned Profection Heating and Cooling, he also owned his own Mack truck, which he drove over the road. For 43 years he was employed at Continental Can and then worked for Gielows Garden Center for 15 years. He played baseball in his youth; he loved working on cars and engines. His hobbies included bowling, golfing, gardening and fishing in Canada.
He liked to play cribbage and sheepshead and enjoyed watching Packer and Brewer games. He will be remembered as a person who was very generous with his time and his family was most important to him. Leander was a faithful volunteer for the Food Pantry of Waukesha County. As a lifelong dog owner, Leander loved and will be missed by Shamus, Blackie, Little Bear, Magnum, Corkey, Rover (aka Dopey) and Arne.
Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Diane (nee Bittner) Brahm of Pewaukee, and their four children: Kathy (Larry) Leanna of Oconto; Daniel Brahm of Milwaukee; John Brahm of Florida; and Samantha Cintron of Waukesha. He is the proud grandfather of Joshua Kass, Richard Pokrzewinski, Holly Petts, Jonathan Brahm, Amanda Brahm, Nikki Brahm and the late Nickolas Kass; great-grandfather of Tia and Dakota Petts and great-great-grandfather of Kael and Keanua Petts. He is further survived by a brother, Merlin Brahm of Franksville; a sister, Sally Kaufert of Waldo; and sister-in-law, Rose Brahm of Bay View.
In addition to his parents and grandson, Leander was preceded in death by his brother and sister Sylvester and Darlene Brahm, his sonin- law Benjamin Cintron, and his grandson Nickolas Kass.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank-you to Heartland Hospice for their kind and gentle care they provided to Leander and a special thank-you to Robert Garcia for his support, care and assistance with lawn maintenance and snow removal.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2013, from 1 p.m. until the 4 p.m. funeral service at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S.
Grand Ave. Waukesha. If desired, memorials appreciated to the Food Pantry of Waukesha County, 1301 Sentry Drive Waukesha, WI 53186. Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.