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FRANCIS “BUD” BRAHMER

 

AGE: 99

 

ADDRESS: W10873 W. Harmony Drive, Lodi 53555; A Township of Lodi resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 8:45 AM on Saturday, April 28 at his residence in the Town of Lodi under the loving care of his family and Agrace Hospice Care

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, May 5 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza

 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford where there will also be graveside military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

 

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, May 5

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 8, 1918 at Milwaukee, WI

 

EDUCATION: Phillips schools and was a graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: July of 1957 at Phillips, WI to Gertrude “Gert” Lehner

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked at the Medford A & P Store. Then he entered the US Army and was a veteran of WW II having served as a Staff Sgt. In the Army Corps of Engineers in Italy, Southern France, Rhine, Central Europe and Africa. He received a Silver Star, Purple Heart and numerous other military awards. After the service, he took over his father’s bar in Medford and ran it as Bud’s Bar until he met the love of his life, Gert, at which time it became Bud & Gert’s Bar. A true love story began then & continued for over 60 years. Bud also worked as a bricklayer & mason foreman until his retirement in 1982. In retirement, he picked up woodworking as a hobby and made beautiful furniture for his family. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing, camping, snowmobiling & sports all while having a cold one with friends & family. Above all, Bud was a loving husband & father. You are so deeply loved & will be greatly missed…Husband, Father, Friend, Hero – Until our next 10 to 10.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Life member of the Medford VFW; Medford American Legion; 50 year membership award of Mason & Bricklayers Union; Past member of the Medford Volunteer Fire Department

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Wife – Gertrude “Gert” Brahmer of Lodi

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Denny (Joan) Brahmer, Rick (Gwen) Brahmer, Kris Baker, Jim (Barbara) Barton, John (Judy) Barton & Mary Zimmermann

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son-in-law: Tom Baker

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8 – Ric, Niko, Hayat, Julia, Grant, Lily, Liz & Bob

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: Several

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Emily Brahmer in infancy, Russell Brahmer & Faith Schmidt

 

DECEASED FATHER: Frank Brahmer

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth (Weber) Brahmer

 

PALLBEARERS: Ric Murray, Niko Brahmer, Adam Yanish, Bob Anderson, Jerry & Butch Roiger

 

OTHER INFORMATION: He is also survived by his canine companion, Toby and friends to numerous to mention.

 

Special thanks to Dr. Ranum & staff, Agrace Hospice & Sr. Helpers, and the VA Hospital of Madison
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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