On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, Delphin P. Brahm passed away at home at the age of 79.
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Del was born June 1, 1939, in Menomonee Falls, WI, to Joseph and Sylvia (Schulteis) Brahm. On October 7, 1961, he married Margaret (Peg) Bucher. They raised two sons, Eric and Nicholas, and three daughters, Rebecca, Veronica, and Rachel.
Del served in the Army as a Specialist 4 and subsequently as a Master Sargeant in the Air National Guard. He was a founding partner of Brahm & Krenz International, a freight forwarder and customhouse broker, and ran the business for 27 years before retiring. He was an active member of the Franklin Noon Lions Club and involved in numerous other organizations over the years, including the Transportation Association of Milwaukee, Inc., the Stateline World Trade Association, and the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. He served as an instructor at Waukesha County Technical College, where he enjoyed sharing his professional experience with others. He also served in various roles as a member at St. Mary M.B.V.M. Church in Richfield, WI.
Del loved to travel and have new experiences. In addition to his deployment to South Korea in the 1960s, he traveled with his family to England, Scotland, Hawaii, and China. More recently, he enjoyed taking his children and grandchildren to resorts throughout the country.
Del was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvia and Joseph, and sister Mariann Brahm. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Peg, and children Eric (Yvonne) Wiebelhaus-Brahm, Rebecca Kapp, Veronica (A. Gerardo) Torres, Nicholas (Lenore) Brahm, and Rachel Brahm; grandchildren Matthew, Samuel, Elizabeth, Nathan, Diego, Elías, Liliana, Evelyn, Solomon, Estelle, and Joseph. He is also survived by his brother, Jerome (Diane) Brahm, aunt, Rita Schulteis, brother-in-law, Tom Bucher, sisters-in-law, Kathy Bucher and Lucy Bucher, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 4886 Hwy 175, Hartford, WI, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 12:00pm with visitation at 10:00am. Burial will take place at 2:30pm at St. Mary M.B.V.M. cemetery, 2420 Hillside Rd., Richfield, WI.
Memorials to St. Lawrence Catholic Church Capital Campaign (for needed church repairs) or Franklin Noon Lions Club are appreciated.