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Carl David Sudbrink, age 52, of Colfax, died on September 9, 2016 at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Carl was born November 6, 1963 to Arnold and Naomi Sudbrink in Stoughton, WI. He grew up in Augusta and graduated from Augusta High School in 1982. He married Lori (Taylor) Robinson in 2001 and created a devoted life together on their 3rd generation family property in Colfax, Wisconsin.

If ever a man lived life to its fullest, it was Carl. Carl had the courage, dedication, strength, and intellect to do what he truly loved; sustainable ranching. Ever since he was young he loved to work with cattle and horses. He enjoyed team penning, roping cattle, reading, discussing politics, telling stories and watching his herd of grass-fed livestock grow over the years. Over the last 30 years, Carl made many friends and acquaintances while working at his heartfelt career including horse training, farrier work, and cattle and property management. He truly led the life of a cowboy.

Carl cherished his family and is survived by his four children, David (Erika) Sudbrink, Danielle (Kevin) Nusbaum, Paige (Mitch) Gunderson, Abigail Sudbrink; three step-children, Michelle (John) Phillips, Jonathon Robinson, Michael Robinson; wife, Lori Sudbrink; mother, Naomi Sudbrink; brother, Mark (Sharon) Sudbrink; sister, Susan Sudbrink (partner Mike Phillips); brother-in-law, Jeff (Nancy) Taylor; sister-in-law, Sharon (John) Gallagher, and 5 grandchildren, Arnold, Tyler, Kimber, Aubrey and Jack.

Carl was preceded in death by his father, Arnold L. Sudbrink and his brother, Steven L. Sudbrink. He will be forever missed and remembered for being such a wonderful husband, father, step-dad, brother, son, and friend.

On Sunday, September 18, 2016 we invite family, relatives, and friends to attend a casual visitation at the Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer from 1-3 p.m. If you have a favorite photo of Carl to share please bring to the visitation. Following the visitation there will be a “Celebration of Carl’s Life” from 4-8 p.m. at the Swingin “S” Ranch located at N11159-765th Street, Colfax (where the blacktop ends). People attending the “Celebration of Carl’s Life” are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, beverage, and a story to tell about Carl. There will be a pig roast, camp fire, and scattering of ashes at the ranch. Casual attire is suggested for both events on Sunday. Blue jeans, cowboy boots and hats are especially welcomed.

Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services is serving the family. To offer online condolences please visit