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Brandon M Van Asten
May 3, 1987 - July 15, 2018
Black Creek, WI
Funeral Service:
Sunday, July 22, 2018
4:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Sunday, July 22, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Brandon M Van Asten
Black Creek, WI

Brandon Michael Van Asten, 31, of Black Creek, formerly of Chilton, died at his home on July 15, 2018. He was born May 3, 1987, in Chilton, son of Lyle Van Asten and Jennifer Kaas. He was 9 pounds and 15.5 ounces at birth and the doctors said he was a football player ready to come out. He graduated from Chilton High School where he wrestled and played football. He was a humble, handsome, and kindhearted young man who had many friends. 

Brandon had two passions and loyalties above all others in this world: his family and his country. He was a very loyal, kind-hearted person with a great sense of humor who would help anybody. He spent a lot of time with his grandpa as a kid and his family called him “Bear-Bear.” He loved being a father to Cadence and Blake, and treated his nieces and nephews as though they were his own children. He gave the best hugs and he acted as the peace-keeper among his siblings. His caring nature extended to animals as well. He took an interest in history and historical artifacts. He kept a collection of arrowheads and coins, and he was fond of antique farm equipment. In his spare time, Brandon enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Brandon considered the men and women of this country his family as well. His bravery led him to join the Marines because he was ready to defend his brothers and sisters if it were ever needed. He was proud to have served in the United States Marine Corps and he ranked as a Sergeant when he left service. His favorite color was red because it reminded him of freedom and tractors. His favorite song was “American Soldier” by Toby Keith and he supported many veterans groups. He looked great in his dress blues even though he had to shave his beautiful beard. 

Brandon is survived by his parents, Lyle and Jennifer; his children: Cadence and Blake; his significant other: Kate Gietman and her son, Deacon; his step-father: Dennis Kaas; his siblings: Amber Grunewald, Erica Schmidt, Brittani (Robert) Woods, and Tyler Schmidt; grandparents: Ramunda Van Asten and Kathy Bush; nieces: Madison and Lola; nephew: Aiden; beloved service dog: Zero; the mother of his children: Stefanie Van Asten; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Brandon was preceded in death by his grandparents: Donald Van Asten, Gertrude Hau, and William Bush; and his aunt: Elizabeth Hau.

Funeral services are set for 4:00 pm on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton. Friends may call at the funeral home on the day of the service from 1:00 pm until 3:45 pm. 

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in Brandon’s name.
My dear brother Brandon, we all miss you every minute of every day. The world is not the same without you in it. Thank you for sending us all signs of your love which continue to provide us all great comfort. Thank you for taking me on the farm with you when we were young and teaching me how to fish. Thank you for teaching me kindness and compassion. Thank you for being my brother, one of my best friends, and my protector. You are the true definition of who an American Hero is. Thank you for sacrificing your life to protect the freedoms we all enjoy every day. I promise to never take them for granted and to show my support for Veterans every chance I get.

And if you were here tonight, I would sing to you
just one more time.
A song for a heart so big,
God just wouldn't let it live.
May angels lead you in.

Semper Fidelis <3
God Bless you Brandon Bear

Love you forever,
Your baby sis.

Brittani Woods (Sister) - Aug. 28, 2018


Lyle and Family, I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you

Vickie Krahn (kurtz) (Friend ) - July 21, 2018


So sorry Brandon. The little time we spent together while you were reclaiming my old barn, and what I heard form my son Mike,(worked with you)) I came to the conclusion, I really like this kid. And thank you for your service to our country. I am a Viet Nam war vet and can relate to the hell it can bestow on a person. Having met you and your family has made me very proud to have known you. Peace my friend.

Tony Marx (Friend ) - July 18, 2018


I will forever cherish our time together and our endless amounts of laughs! I will think of you every time I eat a Reece’s :) You are one of the most kind hearted and down to earth people I have ever met. Thank you for opening your soul to me. Be at peace now. I’ll see you again someday!

Mandy (Friend ) - July 17, 2018


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