Wednesday, April 27, 2016
CHESTER “CHET” BRAHMER
ADDRESS: Rib Lake, WI
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford where he had resided since June of 2015
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Whittlesey
OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza
INTERMENT: St. Ann’s Cemetery in the Township of Greenwood where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team
VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Friday, April 29, 2016 with a 6:45 P.M. prayer service at OLPH Catholic Church in Whittlesey. Also from 9:30 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at OLPH Catholic Church in Whittlesey
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 27, 1924 in Medford
EDUCATION: Chester attended Holy Rosary Graded School, Medford
MARRIAGE: On June 25, 1947 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, Chester married the love of his life Bernadine Scheithauer and she preceded him in death on October 16, 2012
PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After school Chester worked for his father at Brahmer & Earl Concrete Co. for 5 years. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1943 until 1946, where he achieved the rank of Corporal and received a good conduct medal and marksman. After his service, Chester returned to the Rib Lake area and worked at Hurd Windows Mfg. in Medford from 1946 to 1954. He then opened Chet & Bernie’s Tavern in the Town of Greenwood, and operated it for 55 years until his retirement in 2008. Chet played baseball for various leagues and played softball for Hurds. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, staying at the cabin at the lake, playing cribbage and cards, ice fishing, tending bar and serving his customers and community. Chet also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
MEMBER OF: OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey; Past member of Taylor County Tavern League, Interwald Wanderers Snowmobile Club, Taylor County Sportsman’s and was a lifetime member of the Medford V.F.W.
SURVIVING CHILDREN: Duane “Butch” (Beverly) Brahmer of Medford, Gerald (La Nah) Brahmer of Medford, Gregory (Lorraine) Brahmer of Rib Lake and Brenda (Robert “Butch”) Schreiner of Athens
# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 9: Renea (Monty) Henke, Todd (Katie) Brahmer, Mindy (Corey Penney) Brahmer, Melanie (Anthony) Annala, Michael (Amanda) Brahmer, Kurt & Derek Brahmer, Nicole Schreiner and Ashley (Jim) Wilson
BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 3 Brothers: Aubrey (June) Brahmer, Aaron (Loretta) Brahmer
& Victor (Virginia) Brahmer,
3 Sisters: Faye, Fern & Mary Ann Brahmer
DECEASED FATHER: Anton “Tony” Brahmer
DECEASED MOTHER: Gertrude Meyer
PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Renea Henke, Mindy Brahmer, Melanie Annala & Nicole Schreiner
Active: Ashley Wilson, Todd, Michael, Kurt & Derek Brahmer & Tyler Henke
OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Chet’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.
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