Bradley Porter Schienebeck

Bradley Porter SchienebeckThe world lost Bradley Porter Schienebeck on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.

Bradley began his life with the odds stacked against him.

At birth, his initial diagnosis was that he may never walk, talk, or do the things that most of us take for granted. In his 29 short years, he accomplished so much.

Brad fought fiercely through his limitations, blowing away those initial expectations. Although life never ceased presenting him with challenges, he kept trudging forward with an overwhelming sense of humor. His laughter was intoxicating (anyone who ever had the privilege of watching a movie with him knows this).

Indeed, he did love his movies, likely owning more than anyone else.

Brad was a giving spirit, not only toward family but to any and every one. He was fiercely loyal and would do anything asked of him. Brad was adamant about taking care of family. He would regularly help his grandparents with anything they asked of him (pulling weeds and moving rocks included).

He loved his two sisters.

He was the best big brother, determined that they remain close for all of time.

More than anything, he loved being an uncle ó Adren and Brisa meant the world to him. He took great pride in raising his niece and nephew. Nothing made him happier than knowing that he was instrumental in their upbringing. To honor his memory and continue his care, memorials in Bradís name are appreciated to the kidsí college fund

Brad will be deeply missed by his parents, Jerry and Bev; his little sisters, Casi and Mandy; his nephew, Adren; niece, Brisa; his paternal grandparents, Jerry and Janice Schienebeck; his aunt, Michelle (Greg) Malsack; his uncles, John Tompkins and Bob Schienebeck; his cousins, Andrew, Jordan, Brittany, Jake and Cole; and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded by his maternal grandparents, Dale and Shirley Tompkins, and niece Maggie.

The visitation for Brad will be held on Thursday, January 29, from 4:00 p.m.

until 7:00 p.m. at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A second visitation will be held on Friday at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, from 11:30 a.m. until the 12:45 p.m. time of special sharing. The 1:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow. The Rev. Curt Frederick and Deacon Dennis Saran will co-officiate.

Burial will immediately follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Waukesha.

If Brad were still with us, he would want us all to know that “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” is due to be released December 18th of this year. He would also be quick to remind us that the teaser trailer is online, and he’s watched it 27 times already.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit, or call 262-542-6609.