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Joseph C. Brachmann

Nov 19, 1937 - Jan 18, 2022


Joseph C. Brachmann, age 84, of Sheboygan, died on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at his home. He was born in Sheboygan on November 19, 1937, the son of the late Clarence and Frances (Dreps) Brachmann.
Joe attended Mapledale and St. Dominic Catholic Grade School and was a graduate of Sheboygan Central High School. He also attended the University of Wisconsin – Sheboygan and the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Joe served in the U.S. Army for three years, spending two years in Turkey.
Joe became a journeyman electrician and was employed by Ace Electric, Faber-Benzschawel Electric, Specht Electric and Altmeyer Electric, retiring in 1999. He was a member of the IBEW-Local 494.
On June 26, 1965, Joe was united in marriage to Carol Dibelius at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Neenah, Wisconsin. Joe was a member of the Sheboygan County Labor Council and held the position of treasurer. He was co-chairman of the annual Labor Day Picnic and the annual Kick-Off Banquet. He was also on the Calvary Cemetery Board and a member of the City Redevelopment Authority for ten years and was a member of the Sheboygan County Oldtimers Baseball Association. For many years, Joe was a volunteer bell ringer for the Salvation Army during the Christmas season.
Joe was a lifelong member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Sheboygan. He was chairman of the Maintenance Committee and was a Parish Council member. He served as an usher and was a cup distributor at the parish. For many years, he helped set up for the parish Fall Festival as an electrician.
Joe was active in sports for many years. He played softball and basketball with local teams and bowled in leagues. He also enjoyed golfing, and had an annual season pass at Town & Country Golf Course where he golfed daily with retirees and was in golf leagues as well. Joe had his first hole-in-one on November 10, 2020 at the age of 82. Joe liked watching NASCAR racing, especially Jeff Gordon. He coached his sons’ baseball teams in the Recreation Department. Joe enjoyed watching his grandchildren play in the sports they chose to play, traveling to the Chicago area many times. His favorite baseball team was the Chicago Cubs. Joe was an avid Packers fan, as well as the University of Notre Dame.
Joe loved the outdoors and gardening. His grandchildren loved his strawberries, and he worked on his lawn and flowers, giving them TLC.
Survivors include his wife, Carol; two sons, Scott (Melinda) Brachmann, of Winnetka, IL, and Patrick (Noreen) Brachmann, of Elmhurst, IL; six grandchildren, Mason, Pierce, and Shelby, of Winnetka, Matthew (Abigail), Kevin, and Kristen, of Elmhurst; sister-in-law, Mary Brachmann, of Sheboygan, and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Julian, Donald and Willard Brachmann, and his sisters-in-law, Kathleen and Mary Ann Brachmann.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 2136 N. 21st Street, Sheboygan. Family and friends may gather at the church from 11:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 12:30 p.m. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name at St. Dominic Catholic Church.
The Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at


Date: Saturday Jan 22, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: St. Dominic Catholic Church [map]

Mass of Christian Burial

Date: Saturday Jan 22, 2022
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: St. Dominic Catholic Church [map]



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Kevin Dibelius

We wish we were able to come join the Brachmann family celebrate Joe’s life. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hopefully some day soon we can make a trip back to Wisconsin to visit and catch up. With love - Kevin, Pam, Lucas and Brooke

Marty Schroeder

Carol, Pat and Scott… I’m so sorry for your loss.

IBEWbrother Randy Schmitt

So sorry for the loss of your family,member, will keep you all in our thoughts, and prayers.

Mary Schroeder

Carol Very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. I have vivid memories of our enjoyable times together. Joe’s love and memories will sustain you. All I can offer you and your family is the peace and comfort of Christ. May He hold you in the palm of His hands and give you strength you during this difficult time.

Liliana Ceja

Our Deepest Sympathy. Our prayers are with you and your family on these hard times.

Lu Ann

Scott,, your dad did some amazing things and has given you great memories.. Wishing you and your family peace . Lu Ann

Daniel Roden

Scott my deepest condolences to you and your family, in this difficult and trying times. May God watch over you all.

Shobna Tomescu

Dear Scott, So sorry to hear about your loss. May your Dad's RIP. My condolences to you and your entire family. May God Bless!! -Shobna

Anna Gambone

My deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time

AnnMarie Russell

My Deepest Sympathy. May you get through this difficult time, through prayers and the comfort from friends and family.

Julie and Rick Brachmann Rios

Our families sincere condolences to your entire family, for the loss of such a wonderful husband father and grandpa. Our thoughts and prayers will remain with you, As well our fond memories … Uncle Joe will be dearly missed! God bless you all.

Linda (Kleinschmidt) Chapman

Dear Carol and family, Remembering "Uncle Joe" on 40th Street. That laugh, that smile w/dimples as always being there if my family needed him "and" his brothers from across the street! May he be at peace. Sincerely sorry for your loss.

Kim Canisius-Hemsing

My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Carol and the boys. Joe was such a very nice man and I enjoyed our talks and laughs when I saw him. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

Michael Brachmann

Remembering uncle Joe, and how much he and dad (Willy) reminded me of each and peace to all

Joseph Ule

Always enjoyed golfing with Joe, He will be dearly missed at Town & Country.

Bridget Carney

My heart is with the Brachmann family always. Joe had a smile to light up any room. Ever since I knew him he was always loving and caring. I met Joe when I was a little girl and Pat and Noreen got married. He was always so funny and warm to me! A doting father, a loving husband and an amazing grandfather. Joe is the greatest and I am so thankful to have known him. Our prayers and hearts are with you. Love, Brian, Bridget and Liam Carney