Joseph J. Branski

Sept. 1, 1940 — June 21, 2014

Joseph J. Branski, age 73, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. Joe was born Sept. 1, 1940, in Milwaukee, the son of Norbert and Mary Jane (O’Brien) Branski.

On June 1, 1963, he was united in marriage to Marilyn Harris, whom he was happily married to for 49 years. He is survived by his children, Kathy (John) Micka of Belleville, and Mike (Jen) Branski of Mukwonago, and by his grandsons Sam and Jack Micka, and Charlie Branski. He is also survived by his mother, Mary Jane; brothers Norbert (Sandra) Branski, John Branski, Marc Branski and sister Gloria (Dale) Blake. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn; father, Norbert Branski; and sister Karen Branski.

Joe spent his career working for Milwaukee General Construction. He loved spending time with his family and traveling with Marilyn and was an avid fan of the Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and the Wisconsin Badgers teams. However, there was nothing he enjoyed more than watching the Green Bay Packers play.

A private family service was held for the family.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Dr. Gilberto (Gil) Rodrigues and the staff at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic in Summit for the wonderful care they have provided over the last few years. In addition, the family would also like to thank AngelsGrace Hospice and all of the friends and neighbors who have offered support.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066, is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4457 or visit