-Megan Anderson (Scrapper)
Bradlee H. Gerke, age 36, of Beaver Dam, died on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. The visitation will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The funeral service will follow at the funeral home on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. John R. Leiting will be the celebrant. The celebration will continue at the Lowell Sportsman Club, 200 Park Street in Lowell. Bradlee Hugh Gerke was born on November 15, 1981 in Sparta, Wisconsin to David and Debra (Hardy) Gerke. He was an avid hunter and fisherman as well as a sports nut. Brad’s true love was his three children. He put his children before anything and enjoyed every second that he spent with them. Brad is missed by his kids, Bridget, Brent, and Brayden Gerke; their mother, Rachel Gerke; his mom, Debra Hardy; dad, David Gerke; siblings, Michelle Hardy (Ric Gingles), Justin Beal, Danny Gerke, and David Gerke, Jr.; grandfather, Donald Gerke; father-in-law, Gary Dallmann; aunts and uncles; cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Karen and Robert Hardy, Sr., and Bealah Fick; and mother-in-law, Terri Dallmann.