Richard J Brantmeier
Sept. 29, 1941 - Dec. 6, 2019
Richard J Brantmeier
Richard (Dick) John Brantmeier, 78, of Sheboygan, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, December 6, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Dick Brantmeier was born on September 29, 1941, in Hilbert, Wisconsin, to Mary (Campbell) and Jerome “Butch” Brantmeier. He was a graduate of Hilbert High School and the Green Bay School of Business.
On September 14, 1963, Dick married his high school sweetheart and best friend, Janet Mary Wollersheim. Dick grew up on the family farm with three brothers and two sisters. He started in the car business (Les Stumpf Ford) at 19 and became a general manager by the age of 23. Dick became a car dealer when he started Dick Brantmeier Ford in Sheboygan in 1979. He was an exceptional, successful and smart businessman. Dick was an “Honors” member of the Society of Professional Sales Managers – Ford Division. He was respected by many. Dick had a unique charisma and great sense of humor. He was always surrounded by others wanting to talk and learn from him.
Dick loved spending time with family at their cabin in Michigan and cottage on Lake Moshawquit. He especially enjoyed annual fishing and hunting trips with his family. Dick enjoyed reading, pontoon boat rides and spending time with his kids and grandkids.
A generous sponsor, Dick was a lifelong member of Ducks Unlimited and a strong supporter of Greenwings. Dick was a lifelong member of the Sheboygan Elks Lodge #299 and an Honorary Founder of the Elks National Foundation. He was also a Charter member of the Sherwood Lions Club. Dick made many lifelong friends through these organizations.
Dick is survived by his loving and dedicated wife, Jan; three children, Lynn (Wilbert) Stecker, Rick (Ann) Brantmeier, Becky Bornemann (special friend Jim Marx and his daughter Katelyn); grandchildren, Olivia and Mackenzie Stecker, and Sawyer and Hadley Bornemann. He is also survived by brothers Don (Mariann) Brantmeier, Dave (Debbie) Brantmeier; sisters Jane (Art) Thiel, and Linda (Ted) Schaffer; sister-in-law Mary Brantmeier; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. He is proceeded in death by his parents Butch and Mary, his brother Tom Brantmeier, and his father-in-law and mother in-law Art and Rose Wollersheim.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 13 at St. Dominic Catholic Church (2133 N. 22nd Street) in Sheboygan with Father Norberto Sandoval officiating. Entombment will be in the Greenlawn Mausoleum. A time of visitation will take place Friday morning at the church from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Wieting Family Funeral Home is serving the family.
The family would like to thank the staff of St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, and Columbia St. Mary’s in Mequon. Special thanks to Drs. Swanson and Puffer, nurses Maria, Demetra and Jill, and their respective teams for their impeccable care the past nine months.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the charity of your choice.
WE WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS.
The Leffel's (Friend of Ann,Rick and Terri Claussen) - Dec. 17, 2019
My sincerest condolences to the Brantmeier family. Some time ago I had the honor and pleasure of working with Dick at his dealership in Sheboygan. Truly an inspiring man who gave me an opportunity for which I am forever grateful. Dick and Jan very always kind and generous to me and my family. And I feel truly blessed to have met Dick and his entire family. My thoughts and prayers.
Thomas Thompson (friend) - Dec. 13, 2019
My deepest sympathies
Judith A Neumann (School mate of Richard and wife) - Dec. 13, 2019
I remember dick for selling my dad cars and myself. He had a great sense of humor and sure he will be missed by all
John anheier (Friend) - Dec. 11, 2019
Our condolences to Jan and Rick and the rest of the family. We are saddened by this news. Lois and Mike.
Lois Priebe and Mike Towne (Employee) - Dec. 11, 2019
My deepest sympathies for your loss. I started babysitting for Dick & Jan when Lynn was 2 and Rick was just born, Such a blessing it was to be part of your family for so many wonderful years. Jan you & Dick were a beautiful couple who I greatly admired, and Dick's sweet nature & beautiful blue eyes will be dearly missed. Love & hugs to you all.
Pam Brantmeier Asche - Dec. 9, 2019
My thoughts are with you all during the this difficult time. Dick left a lasting legacy for all to admire. I will always cherish my great memories of Uncle Dick. So many fun times at the cottage and many laughs over the years. I will always smile fondly at the many compliments he paid me & others.
Cheryl Schlater (Niece ) - Dec. 9, 2019
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossâ€¦our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Al & Jody Arenz - Dec. 9, 2019
Our sympathy to your Family.
Bonnie Ott (Friend) - Dec. 8, 2019
Dick ws a good friendly classmate in High School.
Meryl Pethan (Schoolmate & Friend) - Dec. 8, 2019
Dick and I were the best buddies during our grade school years.Good memories.
Dave Stommel (Buddy from grade school) - Dec. 8, 2019
Thinking of your family during this difficult time.
Shelly T Haberman (Friend) - Dec. 7, 2019