.Norman "Sonny" Brabant
.May 26 to
May 28, 2013.
.Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Norman "Sonny" Brabant, Jr., 85, Green Bay, died peacefully
Friday, May 24, 2013 at a local nursing home. He was born September 22,
1927 in Oconto to Norman P. and Pearl (Shallow) Brabant.
Sonny served his country in the U.S. Army. After his return from the
service, he farmed in Oconto and started his career in automotive sales
in the early 1960's. He also worked in truck sales and was one of the
best salesmen in Green Bay. In his retirement, Sonny worked at Green
Bay Country Club from its start in 1995 until retiring due to illness.
In his early years, Sonny enjoyed golfing and spending time up north
with his deer hunting buddies. He greatly enjoyed going to breakfast at
many area restaurants and reading "the funnies" every morning.
Sonny is survived by his 13 children and their spouses: Pat and Duayne
Rosenberg, Tom and Carol Brabant, Jack and Carla Brabant, Sue and John
Drella, Debbie Kropp and special friend, Jim Greenheck, Mary Jo and
Verle Garrigan, Randy Brabant, Chris and Kathy Brabant, Craig Brabant
and special friend April Sansom, Jason and Tara Brabant, Jennifer and
Mason Williams, Jessica and Ben VanLaanen, Adam Brabant and
fiancée Jessica Mettler; 38 grandchildren and 29
great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his eight brothers and
sisters and their spouses: Mary Kamin, Genevieve and Allie Young,
Audrey and Oren Woodworth, Rita and Bob Norton, Joe and Ina Brabant,
Bernice Leigh, Bob and Connie Brabant, Bonnie and Don Termaat. He is
also survived by a special friend, Sally Chaloupka as well as many
nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Sonny was preceded in death by his daughter, Michelle Brabant; a
great-grandson, Orion McGown; five siblings, Francis Brabant, Lawrence
Brabant, Joyce Presl, Dean Brabant and Gloria Gauthier; son-in-law,
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 2 to 6
p.m. Wednesday. Sharing of Memories will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday
followed by Military Honors. To send online condolences please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
Sonny's family would like to thank Marc Davison and his staff at Green
Bay Country Club for allowing him to do what he loved the most for so
many years. Special thanks also to all of the nurses and staffs of
Parkview Manor and Unity Hospice for all of their wonderful care of
Sonny and his family.
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