Wilmer J. Brandt, 86
May 27, 1930 — Dec. 19, 2016
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at Immanuel Lutheran Church (W61 N498 Washington Ave., Cedarburg) for Wilmer J. Brandt, lifelong resident of Cedarburg, who passed away at The Kathy Hospice on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at the age of 86. Interment will be at Immanuel Cemetery in Cedarburg. Visitation will be Friday at the church from 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Memorials to Immanuel Lutheran Church or the Ozaukee County 4-H Foundation are appreciated.
Wilmer was born in Cedarburg on May 27, 1930, the son of the late Herbert and Eleanor (nee Kuells) Brandt. He was born on the family farm and was a dairy farmer his whole life until his retirement in 1994. He married Joanne Tischendorf on Oct. 14, 1961, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg, and they were blessed with three daughters. After his retirement, Wilmer worked at the Recycling Center in the town of Cedarburg for 10 years. Wilmer and Joanne bought a cabin on Shay Lake near Crivitz after his retirement, where he loved spending time with his family, cutting the grass and taking rides on the pontoon boat. Wilmer helped raised pigs for his family, friends and neighbors to show at the Ozaukee County Fair. He loved Polka music and feeding the birds. He was very active in 4-H and the Tri-County Pork Producers for many years.
Wilmer is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joanne; daughters, Terry (Steve) Gall-Proefrock, Sheri (Jim) Hoerchner and Jackie (Steve) Bruss; grandchildren, Melissa (Jeremiah) Bradley, Andrew (Kaley) Gall, Lindsey Gall, Nick Gall, Jason (Lauren) Hoerchner, Marie (Jairus) Harper, Joel (fiancee Meg Anderson) Hoerchner and Ella Hoerchner, Nathan Bruss, Jacob Bruss, and Aaron Bruss; four step-grandchildren, Josh (Alisa) Proefrock, Jordan (Erica Kirklewski) Proefrock, Javan Proefrock and JoHanna Proefrock; great-granddaughters, Ryelynn Bradley and Clara Proefrock; siblings, Lorraine (Russell) Pluedeman and Ronald (Marian) Brandt; brothers-in-law, Bob (Millie) Tischendorf and Al (Penny) Tischendorf; and sisters-in-law, Lois (Ronnie) Reese and Hildegarde Brandt. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Jeff Gall; his brother, Allen Brandt; and brother-in-law, Darel (the late JoAnn) Tischendorf.