Bruessel, Darwin W. "Darky" Of Mequon, Passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at the age of 86 years. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy A. (nee Barden). Dear step-father of Sharon Thielecke and Dale (Barbara) Pratt. Proud step-grandfather of the late Gary (Connie) and Paul (Emily) Thielecke, Robin (Todd) Taylor, Christopher (Rochelle) Pratt, Kate (Adam) Wachs and 9 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Lloyd and Audrey (Russ) Johnson. Further survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at CHRIST CHURCH, 13460 N. Port Washington Rd., in Mequon on Wednesday, April 10 from 3 PM until 4:45 PM with Funeral Services beginning at 5:00 PM. Entombment at Wisconsin Memorial Park will be private for the family. Memorials in Darwin's name may be directed to the National MS Society. Darky retired form A.O. Smith Corp. after 28 years of service as an Inspection Supervisor. He was a past commander of VFW
Post #8292, member of American Legion M.O.C. PT 28, the Mequon Thiensville Lions Club and the Reinesche Vereine German Society. He always enjoyed playing Santa for children. Darky was a U.S. Army WWII
Veteran, having served with the 7th Army in Germany. He greatly enjoyed his Honor Flight Experience. The family wishes to send a sincere thank you to the staff at Cedar Gardens and the ICU at Columbia-St. Mary's Ozaukee Campus for all their kind and compassionate care.