Chad Viesselmann, 25
Chad Viesselmann, 25, went to his eternal home on Friday, Nov. 18,
2011, at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton.
Chad was born on March 31, 1986 in Milwaukee, the son of Kim and
Joanne (nee Burton) Viesselmann. He attended St. Paul Lutheran School
and Grafton High School, graduating in 2004. Following high school,
Chad studied construction management at the University of Wisconsin-
Stout and received his bachelor of science degree in 2009. For the
past few years, he enjoyed working at Arborscape in Germantown.
Chad was a lifelong active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in
Cedarburg. He also belonged to the Snow Runners Snowmobile Club, and
was a member of Cloverleaf 4-H club. He could traverse all of Ozaukee
County on his 4-wheeler and had participated in every demo derby at
the Ozaukee County Fair since he could drive.
Chad felt most at home on the dance floor and could persuade even the
most reluctant of partners to join him. We can think of Chad and his
infectious smile singing us one of his trademark songs "Ooh-oo child,
things are gonna get easier, Ooh-oo child, thingsíll get brighter."
He will be remembered as an incredibly hard-working person who always
put others before himself.
Chad is survived by his parents, Kim and Joanne of Grafton; and his
sister, Leah Viesselmann of Spring Valley, Ill. He is further
survived by his grandparents, Killian Burton of Belgium and Art and
Margie Viesselmann of Grafton; aunts and uncles, Mary Burton of
Belgium, Roger (Margaret) Burton of Grafton, Dan (Jenny) Burton of
Oostburg, Judy Burton of Milwaukee, Debbie Viesselmann (friend Steve
Schultz) of Port Washington and Kathy (Bob) Stuyck of Machesney Park,
Ill.; cousins, Nick, Joe and Jim Burton and Amy (Jack) Gonzalez;
other relatives and innumerable friends.
He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Mildred Burton; and Uncle
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 22, at Trinity
Lutheran Church, N60 W6047 Columbia Road in Cedarburg. Chadís family
will receive visitors at the church today from 3 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Chad will be laid to rest at Lakefield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Ozaukee County
Humane Society in honor of Chadís beloved childhood dog, Rizzy, or
the Ozaukee County 4-H Foundation.
The Eernisse Funeral Home of Port Washington is assisting the family
with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at