Adelaide A. Brathal, age 91, of Baldwin, WI died on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Baldwin Care Center in Baldwin, WI.
Adelaide was born March 24, 1923 in the Township of Glenwood, WI, to Henry and Cecilia (Rosciszewski) Berends. She was always known as one of the Berends’ Triplets. She married Lemoine Brathal August 26, 1941 in Baldwin, WI. They farmed for 47 years during which she also worked for Spindler Egg and Produce as well as for the Eggen & Nelson Meat Market. She was known to always have a hot meal, coffee, and dessert ready anytime someone would stop in. She enjoyed old time country music, polka dancing, playing 500, and especially being with family and friends.
Adelaide was known at the care center for her wit and for keeping the staff entertained. She was a spirited lady.
Adelaide is preceded in death by her parents; husband Lemoine; sisters Delores (Harold) Lechner, Adeline (Ralph) Larson, Angeline (Melvin) Olson, and Arlis Warmuth; brother Francis “Slim” Berends; brothers and sisters-in-law Elroy (Marion) Brathole, Violet (Grant) Hopkins, Willard (Betty) Brathol, Raymond (Eulaine) Brathol, Howard (June) Brathol and Elmer Birkett.
Adelaide is survived by three sons; David (Susan) Brathal of Hudson, WI, Daniel (Jacque) Brathal of Hudson, Wi and Roger (Cheryl) Brathal of Glenwood City, WI.; grandchildren Jeffrey (Vicki) Brathal, Wendy (Tom) Bruns, Stacey (Chad) Bergman, Ryan Brathal (Becky Davis), and Kristin (Kyle) Wolf; great grandchildren Kesley & Jacob Brathal, Tiffany Houman, Zachary & Carson Bergman; sisters Elaine Cress, Vivian Booth, Audrey Smith and JoAnn (Tom) Donahue; sisters and brother-in-law Evie Berends, Ruby Birkett, and Fred Warmuth. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood City, WI. with Reverend Diane House officiating. Burial will be in the Woodside Cemetery, Township of Rush River, WI. Friends were able to call at the Anderson Funeral Home on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. and one hour prior at the church on Tuesday.