Visitation10AM-12PM - Thursday, May 26 at the O'Connell Funeral Home in Hudson
Funeral Services12PM - Thursday, May 26 at the O'Connell Funeral Home in Hudson
Warren Wilber Brueske passed away peacefully with his family at his side on May 17, 2016, at the age of 81. He was a resident of Red Cedar Canyon Assisted Living in Hudson. Warren had moved from Ettrick, WI to Hudson in 2013 to be closer to his family.
Warren was born in Beaver Dam, WI on November 7, 1934 to Wilber and Virgie May (Haase) Brueske. He was married to Virginia Bjerken on December 7, 1955.
Warren was an extraordinary person, a skilled draftsman and artist, musician, farmer, numismatist, scrap metal dealer- and all-around entrepreneur. He enjoyed the outdoors. He dreamed big and had a real talent for on-the-fly mathematics. He had many friends in and around Ettrick and the LaCrosse, WI area. His opinions were highly regarded by his peers. Everyone who came to know him was proud to call him a friend. In his later years Warren especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Warren is survived by his four children Michael (Betty) Brueske of Hudson, WI, Daniel Brueske, Phoenix, AZ, Lisa Kay Brueske Hudson, WI, Jodi Serrago Cape Coral, FL, Twelve grandchildren; Ryan (Kannika) Brueske Hudson, WI, David (Julia) Brueske Bayreuth, Germany, Lisa Marie (Robert) Smith Hudson, WI, Jeffrey Brueske Lakewood, CO, Kirsten (John) Hagenow Waterford, WI, Daniel (Shawna) Brueske Kansas City, MO, Jeannette (Jimmy) Blackwell Witchita, KS, Jordan Valentino Black River Falls, WI, Joseph Ferguson Onalaska, WI, Jeremy ( Mariam) Brueske Sarasota, FL, Jessica (Will) Ober Cape Coral, FL, Jocelyn Short Cape Coral, FL and 20 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Connie Ried LaCrosse, WI, and the love of his life Virginia Bjerken Hudson, WI.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Leonard Brueske, infant grandchild Joshua Short, and special aunt and uncle Merlin and Ruby Gallenbeck.
Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson with a visitation held two hours prior to the service starting at 10:00 a.m. Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association.