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Donnie E. Buhrandt
Donnie Ernst Buhrandt, 78, of Mountain, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 at home after a long illness.
Born April 5, 1939 in Oconto Falls, to the late Ernst and Lydia (Pfieffer) Buhrandt, he attended St. John Lutheran School and graduated from Suring High School in 1957. On April 29, 1961, he married Judith Zwirschitz at Tabor Lutheran Church in Mountain. They lived in the Breed and Mountain areas for 56 years.
He worked at Manthei's Cheese Factory, Sweeney Bros Construction and Suring Public School, where he was janitor at the Mountain Grade School for 17 years and was also a real estate broker for Rupiper Realty for 35 years.
An active member of Tabor Lutheran Church, he held many church positions, was a member of the Mountain Fire Department for 47 years and Fish-O-Rama was his favorite time to work with all of the guys. He also helped drive ambulance and in 2010 was honored by the Rural Urban Committee for his volunteer work. He was Oconto County Board Supervisor, was active in the Horse Shoe Club for many years and served as fire warden for 24 years.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; two daughters, Deanna (Jeff) Tachick of Suring and Jayne (Pete) Fitzmaurice of Appleton; two grandchildren; four brothers, Wallace (Genny) Buhrandt, August (Joy) Buhrandt, Ray (Shirley) Buhrandt and Norman (Paula) Buhrandt; four sisters, Alice (Edgar) Jaeger, Pat (Howard) Jossie, Carol Thompson and Nancy (Jim) Jossie; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Zwirschitz of Clintonville and Darlene Buhrandt of Suring; many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his in-laws; three brothers; three sisters and three brothers-in-law.
Visitation was held on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 at Tabor Lutheran Church in Mountain from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral service at noon. Pastor Paul Scheunemann officiated with interment in Mountain Cemetery. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home of Suring assisted the family with arrangements. Memorials are appreciated.