Leo L. Olbrantz, 89, died Monday, May 1, 2017 at Pride TLC in Weston, WI.
Leo was born March 7, 1928 in Wausau, WI to the late Bernard Olbrantz Sr. and Rose (Kardoch). On August 12, 1950 he married Marion Ruf and they were married 56 years. Marion preceded Leo in death on May 23, 2006. Leo was honorably discharged from the United States Navy in December 16, 1947 and was a member of the VFW in Wausau. He was employed at American Can/James River for 42 years.
Leo had many interests that include fishing, bowling, trips to the casino, camping, western movies and country music and he was a talented artist.
Leo is survived by four sons: Mark (Barb M.) Olbrantz of Schofield, Lee (Peggy) Olbrantz of Wausau, Bruce (Barb J.) Olbrantz of Weston and Joe (Katrina) Olbrantz of Wausa u; two daughters Jean (Chuck) Richardson of Green Bay and Barbara A. (Terry) Richter of Rosholt; fourteen grandchildren: Jody (Rick) Stummer, Melissa (Darin) Brommer, Sara (Zach) Kerwin, David, Daniel, Heather and Jonathon Richardson, Jennifer Olbrantz, Rebecca (Seth) VanHeuklon; Tanya and Jewel Olbrantz; Janelle and Dylan Richter and Riley Olbrantz; fourgreat-grandchildren:Tyler Richardson, Katie and Kelsey Stummer and Graham Kerwin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is further survived by four brothers Leonard (Ruth) Olbrantz of Marathon, John (Sally) Olbrantz of Wausau, Bernard Jr. (Marie) Olbrantz of Wausau, Alan (Dianne) Olbrantz of Stevens Point and two sisters Mary (Donald) Schultz of Wausau and Sr. Eunice of Chicago and sister-in-law Lorraine of Wausau.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Marion (Ruf) Olbrantz; parents Bernard Sr and Rose (Kardoch) Olbrantz; brothers Daniel and Clem Olbrantz and sister Violet Pitek.
Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 11:00 am at Saint Anne Parish, 700 West Bridge Street, Wausau. The Rev. Alan Burkhardt will officiate. Visitation will be on Monday from 9:30 am until the time of Mass at the church. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Thank you to all the people who have supported dad through prayer, visits and cards.
Brainard Funeral Home-Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston is assisting the family with arrangements.