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“Dear Katie, Karrie and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers as you deal...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Wendy (Solberg) Fischer

“Although it's been a long time, I remember your family with fondness, and saddened to read about your husband's passing, Diana. I believe I had both...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Renita Schoenbohm

“Diane and family, Our condolences. Dan and I both worked with Brenden at the power company. Many good memories. I know he will be forever smiling...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Dan and Kris Czaplicki (Otis)

“So sorry to hear about Brendan's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Kristal Ray - Sterling, UT

“I will always remember our families being together and Uncle Brendan always making sure we had a pop or a snack. He was always wanting to talk and...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Kay Kohlbeck/Mitchell - Anchorage, AK

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. So sorry to hear of Bud's passing.love to all of the family. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Frannie

“I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Brendan was always a joy to be around and something I looked forward to when the opportunity arose. My mother...Read More »
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Brendan Kohlbeck, 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Theda Care Appleton. Brendan was born on June 1, 1943 to George and Irene (Burke) Kohlbeck in Milwaukee. After graduating high school he served in the U.S. Army from June of 1962 until June of 1965 as a Military Police officer in Germany. On August 20, 1966 he was united in marriage to Diana Moe at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Appleton. He was a police officer in Appleton for a short time until the birth of his first daughter. He retired from the Wisconsin Electric Power Company working as an Energy Utilization Specialist. Brendan enjoyed playing pool, watching the Packers and fixing things for his family. Family holidays and gatherings were always a special time and those memories will be cherished. Brendan is survived by his wife Diana Kohlbeck, children; Kristine (Tim) Dutter, Karrie (Rick) Abendroth, Katie (Jeff) Schumacher, KayLynn Kohlbeck, Kelly (Melissa) Kohlbeck, grandchildren; Nicole (Andrew) Rothe, Amberlyn Dutter, Rebecca (Ben) Kunstman, Whitney (fiancé Brett Pullen) Dutter, Nic (fiancé Cora Vorachek) Dutter, Alex Dutter, Alexis (fiancé Jason Mikowski) Kohlbeck, Colin (special friend Melissa Olson) Abendroth, Stephanie (Andrew) Hurley, United States Air Force veteran Zachary (special friend Michelle Fritz) Schumacher, Kendal (fiancé Clayton Pollard) Schumacher, Airman First Class Brayden Schumacher, Lilly Schumacher, Samuel Kohlbeck, Addisyn Kohlbeck, great grandchildren; Jack, Kody, Mason, Quinn, Amelia, Marybelle “soon to be”, Autumn, Ariana, God sons Daniel Kohlbeck, Joe Vanden Elzen, his sister Maryann Dahms, his mother-in-law Joyce Moe, and a sister-in-law, Linda (William) Vanden Elzen, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Brendan was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Kevin (Phyllis) Kohlbeck and his father-in-law Maynard Moe. The funeral liturgy will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 10:30 AM at ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH, 410 W. Lawrence St., Appleton with Fr. Jim Leary O.F.M. Cap. officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Tuesday from 8:30 AM until the time of the mass at church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com. The family would like to thank the ICU nurses Penny and Sarah and cardiac nurses Leah and Ja. Also, thanks to Fr. Jim Leary, Deacon C.F. Dedman, Fr. Falk and Chaplain Jordan Kuczwara, for their prayers and support.