THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Family Files Civil Suit In City Murder Case
Issue Date: July 17, 2013
The surviving family of a City of Peshtigo murder victim, Patricia Trish Waschbisch, 45, 526 Thompson St., Peshtigo, have filed a wrongful death civil suit against the suspect, Brent Leonard Kaempf, 48, Peshtigo, her former boyfriend.
Waschbisch was fatally stabbed in her home on April 27. Kaempf faces a first degree intentional homicide charges by use of a dangerous weapon. He is scheduled for an Aug. 1 arraignment at 8:30 a.m. before Marinette County Circuit Court Judge James Morrison. He remains in custody under a $1 million cash bond.
According to court records, the wrongful death lawsuit was filed June 27 by her son Justin G. Bunker of Peshtigo and her daughter, Alexis M. Waschbisch of Peshtigo.
Guardian ad litem for Alexis, a minor, is Nancy Kallgren of Gillett. Attorney for the family and estate is Timothy Alan Hawley of DePere. The case has been assigned to Judge Morrison and no hearings have been scheduled.
At the time of her death, Patricia Waschbisch was the Interim Director and Legal Advocate for Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Service, Inc. It provides services for abused families and operates a shelter in Marinette for domestic violence victims.