Harold Joseph Brodzeller

Harold Joseph Brodzeller, 66, of West Bend, passed away Oct. 28, 2009, at The Kathy Hospice.

Harold was born in West Bend on Feb. 7, 1943, to the late Oscar and Rosetta (nee Meyer) Brodzeller. On July 24, 1965, Harold was united in marriage with Gwen Johnson, with whom he shared 44 years.

Harold was a loved and devoted husband, father and grandfather, whose passions included golf, woodworking, biking and most of all, spending time with his grandchildren. Prior to his retirement, Harold worked as receiving manager at Sentry Foods in Hartford. Harold also touched many lives in Washington County through his volunteer work with Interfaith Caregivers.

Harold is survived by his wife, Gwen; two children, Amy (Todd) Anderson of Florence and Jeff (Tammy) Brodzeller of Indianapolis, Ind.; five grandchildren, Jack Anderson, Karmen Anderson, Scott Brodzeller, Jay Brodzeller and Molly Brodzeller; two brothers, Harvey (Nancy) Brodzeller of Kewaskum and Tom (Alma) Brodzeller of West Bend; two sisters, Mary Ann Batnich of West Bend and Rosemary Bath of West Bend; his father-in-law, Robert (Rosie Gass) Johnson of West Bend; and many other relatives and friends.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Louise Brodzeller; and his mother-in-law, Dorothy (nee Montgomery) Johnson.

A visitation will be held at Schmidt Funeral Home, 629 Cedar St., West Bend on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., including a prayer vigil that will begin at 5 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 31, a funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 138 N. 8th Ave., West Bend, with a 10 a.m. visitation and 11 a.m. service, with a reception to follow.

Memorial donations can be made in Harold’s name to Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County, P.O. Box 1143, West Bend, WI 53095.