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April 11, 1936 - January 9, 2023

William (Willy or Bill) Charles Brumder, 86, passed away January 9, 2023, at Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame, CA.

He was born to parents William George Brumder and June (Sissy) J. Brumder April 11, 1936, in Milwaukee, WI. He attended Milwaukee Country Day School, Westminster School, and Stanford University. He chose Stanford because of his admiration for his Uncle Bobby who also attended the University. He is survived by his three daughters and their spouses: Tia and Steve Cilia of Belmont, CA, Nora and Jagen Twichell of Portland, OR, and Alyssa and Ty Daniels of Helmville, MT; his sisters Mousie (Tom) Fitzgerald and their children Laura, Lisa, Kina, and Chip, Valerie Brumder, and Christina (Chris) Voorhees. He is also survived by Christopher Brumder of Madrid, Spain and William G. Brumder of San Juan, Puerto Rico, as well as many other relatives and friends. Known as “Pops”, he has left behind four grandchildren Nicolas, Ellie, Emily, and Wyatt. He was preceded in death by his wife Susan (TT) Brumder, brother, H. Christopher Brumder, and sister, Cecelie Brumder.

Willy always enjoyed being physically active and outdoors all year long. In the winter, he made many memories with family and friends on ski trips to the slopes of Aspen, Colorado, weekend ski trips to Holy Hill, and time spent cross country skiing. He spent summer weekends with friends and family camping, kayaking, canoeing, biking, motorcycle riding, and windsurfing in Wisconsin. As "Uncle Willy, he taught nieces and nephews how to appreciate the outdoors. He had a great sense of humor, loved laughing with others and making people laugh, even if it was at their own expense. The best years of his life were spent with his soulmate TT. He also loved every minute he spent with his grandchildren, often sharing his passion and enthusiasm for all types of airplanes with them.  He will be remembered by many for giving them opportunities to try new sports, encouraging them to push their physical limits, and for wanting to live life to its fullest potential. One of his favorite things to do was have a cocktail with family and friends while watching the sunset together, so the next time you see a beautiful sunset, share the moment with friends and family and raise a glass to Willy Brumder. 

A Memorial Service for Willy will be held on June 16th at the St. Christopher's Church in River Hills, Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, attn: Development Dept. 3726 N. Booth Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212 or to St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church 7845 N. River Rd. River Hills, WI 53217.

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