Theodore E Brandenburg
Sept. 5, 1939 - Nov. 4, 2020
Chilton, WI
Theodore E Brandenburg
Chilton, WI

Theodore Edward “Ted” Brandenburg, Sr., 81, of Chilton, WI, died on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at St Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton WI. He was born September 5, 1939, in Cleveland, OH, son of the late Alfred and Julia Brandeburg.

Ted graduated from Rhodes High School in Cleveland, OH, in 1958. He then joined the United States Army. While in Germany with the Army, he met his wife, Mary Ann.  Upon returning to the United States, they married in Fort Campbell, KY, on May 27, 1961, and then moved to Cleveland, OH.  Mr. and Mrs. Brandenburg moved to Columbus, GA, in 1969. In his younger years, he was an exceptional athlete of multiple sports. He enjoyed all sports and was an outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing with his family. He has many friends and loved ones in multiple states. He made his home here in Wisconsin in 2016 to spend the remainder of his life with his immediate family.

Ted is survived by his two sons, Ted (Crystal) Brandenburg, Jr., of Chilton, WI, and Todd (Laura) Brandenburg, of Deforest WI; granddaughter: Sara (Andrew) Lawman, of Potter, WI; grandson: Cory (Kaceylynn) Brandenburg, of New London, WI; two great grandsons: Aiden and Connor Lawman; sister: Pauline (Vaughn) Szarka, of Richfield, OH; sister in-law: Esther Brandenburg; brothers-in-law: Phil Dorenkott and Bobby (Jackie) Olive; and many loved nieces and nephews. 

Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Julia; his wife of 54 years, Mary Ann; his brother: Al Brandenburg; and his sister: Leona Dorenkott. 

Private funeral services have been planned. A private interment will follow at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery in Alabama where he will be laid to rest with his beloved wife of 54 years, Mary Ann.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Chilton Area Catholic School, 60 E. Washington St., Chilton, WI. 53014, or you may use the following link for electronic donation: 

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I (Patsy) met Ted & Maryann when I went to work at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. We formed an immediate bond of a close friendship that lasted thru many years and many job changes. Ted always made my husband, Steve, and I feel so special and loved every time he saw us. He was such a genuine person and always so happy. His love for Maryann was undeniable and when he lost her, a piece of his heart was gone also. But his love for his family kept him going.
Our lives will be forever enriched for knowing Ted Brandenburg. We are proud he was our friend. We grieve with you and pray for you.

Steve and Patsy Dean (Long Time Friend) - Dec. 14, 2020



Prayers for the Family and friends. I’m sorry for your loss. Ted was always so kind to my husband Al and I. We attended Christ The King Catholic Church with him.

Linda Jenkins (Church friend) - Nov. 11, 2020

We cherished our times together chatting about the Buckeyes, the Browns, the Indians. He loved his sports! He also was so proud of his family and his grandchildren. They were his life when he moved away from Georgia to be near them. We shall miss him / but we also shall meet again!

Mel & Jan Tolle (Friends) - Nov. 10, 2020

So many wonderful memories of Ted and Mary Ann. Such good people. Ted always so friendly and loving. Praying for you all. What a reunion there was with his beautiful bride!!!

Janet Turner (Friend) - Nov. 10, 2020

I attended cardio rehab with Mr Brandenburg! He was such a nice gentleman and I enjoyed my conversations with him. When we attended church at the same time he always came way up front to say hello! We had alot of thr same interests like Chilton Catholic for instance, My heart goes out to his family will keep all of the family and Ted in my prayers!

LaVerne Schmidt (friend) - Nov. 7, 2020

Prayer's to Ted's family. Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.

David Palcisko (Pauline Szarkas son in law) - Nov. 6, 2020

There are no words, I was deeply saddened when I read this. Ted was a true southern gentleman. He was always kind and thoughtful. I will miss our talks.
I hope he was peaceful in the end, may he rest in peace.
Our deepest sympathies to his family.

Terri (Client/friend) - Nov. 6, 2020

Our deepest sympathies. May God & our Blessed Mother hold you in their arms to bring you comfort and peace.

Rick & Mary Jo Weber - Nov. 5, 2020

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