Bradley Wachter


Bradley S. Wachter, 57, of Woodman passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

He was born Sept. 19, 1956 in Prairie du Chien, the son of Louis and Patricia (Reukauf) Wachter. Bradley worked for/owned Wachter farms in the Millville area his entire life. He was a loving husband, father, and brother, but most importantly a loving grandfather. His grandchildren would never escape without eating a bowl of ice cream with “Bapa.” He was well known for his love of the outdoors as an avid hunter and fisherman. Brad was a grill master and would never turn down an opportunity to cook for his family and friends. Nightly he would catch up on his favorite sports teams and enjoy a few games on his handheld solitaire game. He will be remembered for his easy going demeanor, and was a friend to all that knew him.

He is survived by his wife Denise of Woodman; his children, Kelly (Julie) Wachter, Kassie (Jonathan) Reynolds, Wade (Molly) Winkers all of Bloomington, Travis (Trinity) Winkers of Kingston, and BJ Doyle of Lynxville; his parents, Louis and Patricia Wachter of Woodman; three brothers, Clifford (Trudy) Wachter of Woodman, Tom Wachter of Millville, Tim Wachter of Bagley; three sisters, Wendy Wachter of Prairie du Chien, Susie (Bill) Mergen of Millville, Lisa Wachter of Bloomington, Minn.; nine grandchildren, Andrew, Alexia, Riley, Blake, Abby, Bella, Macy, Colby and Brinlee.

Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bloomington, Rev. John Meinholz officiating. Interment will be follow in the St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery in Mt. Hope. Friends may call on Thursday, Jan. 23, after 4 p.m. at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien and at the church on Friday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers and plants memorials are preferred to the Mount Hope American Legion. 

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