THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Wallace A. Buhrandt
Issue Date: February 13, 2020
Wallace "Wally" August Julius Buhrandt, 91, of Suring, passed away Friday, Dec, 20, 2019 at The Bay at Suring Nursing Home.
Born May 21, 1928 in the Town of How, to the late Ernst and Lydia (Pfeiffer) Buhrandt, he attended the Hayes Brook School and St. John Lutheran School. On July 26, 1958, he married Genevieve Temple at St. John Lutheran Church in Hayes and they lived for 61 years in Suring, until her death in August 2019. He served in the United States Army and being strong from years of hard work, he could do the most pull-ups in his unit. He held a cheesemaker's license for many years, worked at Manthei's Cheese Factory and was known as the "gas man," also delivering fuel for the Suring Co-Op.
He enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, taking care of his large gardens and yard and watching the birds. He suffered from Lewy body dementia in his last 10 years, but his sense of humor and playfulness remained. They had no biological children, but loved children, shared their love and nurtured many as if they were their own.
He is survived by two brothers, Ray (Shirley) Buhrandt and August (Joy) Buhrandt; four sisters, Alice (Gar) Jaeger, Pat (Howard) Jossie, Carol Thompson and Nancy (Jim) Jossie; three sisters-in-law, Judy Buhrandt, Darlene Buhrandt and Paula Buhrandt and many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Gordon, Alvin, Lawrence, Donnie and Norman; three sisters, Doris and twins, Marjory and Mary and two brothers-in-law, Bob Thompson and Wally Mueller.
In lieu of flowers or other forms of sympathy, the family is asking to honor their memories by spending some time with a friend or family member, reminisce about the old days or make a new memory, because when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
Family will receive friends and relatives on Friday, Feb. 14 at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m., with Pastor Nick Buchholz officiating. Internment for both he and his wife will be held at a later date at Maple Valley Lutheran Cemetery. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home of Suring is assisting the family with arrangements.