Louis E. “Lou” Brandt passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 4, 2021 at his home.
He was born Nov. 11, 1936 in the town of Krok to Harry and Amanda (Genz) Brandt. He graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1955. From childhood into adulthood, Lou was passionate about baseball. After graduation, he served his country in the U.S. Army.
On Oct. 27, 1962 Lou married Lucile Matzdorf. The couple raised their three children in Chilton where Louis was the publisher of the Chilton Times newspaper. He was a Golden Member of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and served on its Board of Directors. He was also a member of the Chilton Rotary Club and the Chilton Athletic Club, an instrumental leader in developing the Nennig Park Baseball Field. Lucile preceded him in death on April 20, 1999.
Lou married Donna (Schuch) Wacek on Aug. 23, 2002, a former classmate from Kewaunee County. The two made their home in Green Bay and attended St. Matthew Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Wacek-Brandt; three children, Mark (Julie) Brandt, Judy (Jerry) Kurscheidt and Wayne (Ann) Brandt; four grandchildren, Zachary Dewitt, Jerad Wagner, Elizabeth Brandt and Alex Brandt; a step-son, Jeffrey (Cassandra) Wacek; step-daughter Kim Marie Wacek; step-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Francis Raddatz; and Donna’s twin brother, Dean (Carol) Schuch.
In addition to Lucile and his parents, Lou was preceded in death by a brother, Harold (Rosalie) Brandt; and two sisters, Joan Raddatz and Violet (William) Smith.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, June 9 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 130 St. Matthew St. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Bob Kabat officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Chilton. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences visit www.prokowall.com.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider memorials to the Chilton Athletic Club or St. Matthew Catholic Church.