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Walter Anthony Brud-nowski, age 80, of Neshkoro, passed away Oct. 1, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton.

Walter was born June 3, 1939 in Rockford, IL, a son of Walter Joseph and Ida (Czyzewski) Brudnowski. He attended the Neshkoro Grade School and graduated from the Westfield High School in the Class of 1957. Following graduation, he trained as a Radiology Technician at Rockford Memorial Hospital.

Walter married Rochelle Jean Galbraith Sept. 17, 1960 at St. James Catholic Church in Neshkoro. Rochelle, his wife of 59 years survives.

He assisted his father with the family dairy farm, and also worked at the former Wautoma Memorial Community Hospital and Senior Engineering (Berlin Chapman Co.) in Berlin.

Walter was the elected Marquette County Coroner for 20 years, from 1973 to 1993. He enjoyed being a “rock hound” hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Rochelle; a daughter, Yvonne (Tom) Dreyfus of Stephensport, Kentucky; two sons, Anthony (Kathy) Brudnowski of rural Neshkoro,                        and  Glen (fiancé, Sandra) Brudnowski of rural Neshkoro; a brother-in-law, Keith (Roberta) Galbraith of Two Rivers; a sister-in-law, Roberta Galbraith of Westfield; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives; many friends; and a special neighbor, Yong.

Walter was preceded in death by a daughter, Shelia Marie Budny; his parents; a brother, Eugene Brudnowski; sister-in-law, Darlene (Shurpit) Brudnowski; and a brother-in-law, Dwight Galbraith.

A Memorial Mass was celebrated for Walter on Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. at St. James Place in Neshkoro. Father Dale Grubba officiated. A time of visitation and sharing of memories of Walter was held Monday at St. James Place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the Mass. Following the Mass, the ladies of St. James Catholic Church prepared and served a wonderful luncheon.    

Walter continues his service to others and the advancement of medical research by donating his body to the University of Wisconsin-Madison body donation program. He has been a patron of St. Joseph’s Lakota Sioux Indian School in Chamberlain, South Dakota for many years. A memorial fund is being established for the St. Joseph Lakota Sioux Indian School in Walter’s memory.

The Ruminski Funeral Home of Redgranite is assisted the Brudnowski family with arrangements.  (920) 566-2313.

The family would like to thank Dr. Cherian, Dr. Enoh, and the many nurses and staff of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for their concern and wonderful care of Walter during his time there.