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  Larry J. Brandner, 82, of Medford, passed away Monday November 20, 2017 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield.

  Larry was born April 23, 1935 in Chelsea, WI to Joseph and Celesta (Leischer) Brandner. He married Bernice Brink in 1969 and they later divorced. He then married Sheryl A. Piller on November 2, 1996 at the Little Brown Church in the Vale, Nashua, Iowa. Sheryl survives.

  He is further survived by his Daughter: Lanice (Paul) Szomi of Medford, Step Children: Shawn Hana of Medford, Lucas (Jennifer) Hana of Green Bay, Granddaughter: Amannda Szomi, Siblings: Marlene Rhyner of Medford, Ronald (Betty) Brandner of Richfield, Shirley Thums of Westboro, Boyd Brandner of Rib Lake, Danny (Diane) Brandner of Chelsea, Janice Brandner of Colby, Bruce Brandner or Rib Lake, and Gail Brandner of Independence, and many nieces and nephews.

  Larry is preceded in death by his Parents, Infant brother Robert Brandner, and Brothers in Law: Don Rhyner and Ed Thums.

  Larry was the owner of “Larry Brandner Trucking” in which he logged for over 30 years. He retired in 1997.

  He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He always cherished his time spent at his cabin on Lake Chetac in Birchwood. Larry enjoyed traveling and wintering in Lake Havasu, AZ. He was an avid cribbage and shuffleboard player.

  Larry is a veteran of the US Army National Guard. He was a member of the Medford American Legion Post, Whittlesey Lions, Chelsea Conservation Club and Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

  A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday November 24, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Father Phil Juza will officiate. Military honors will be rendered. Burial will follow at Chelsea Cemetery.   Visitation will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass at 11:00 AM.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Larry can be given to his family, designation will be a later date.

  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at

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