Harlyn Henry Weichbrodt, 83, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. He was born on March 30, 1928 to Earl and Emma Weichbrodt. He lived in Horicon his entire life.
Harlyn married Beverly Lentz on April 16, 1966 at Bethel Tabernacle in Milwaukee.
Harlyn found his overflowing joy for life in his personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He read through the bible multiple times each year, attended numerous bible studies, and shared his passion for Jesus Christ with others. He was a lifelong member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Horicon. He belonged to the Ushers Club, served on the finance committee, and was actively involved with the evangelism committee. Harlyn was a gifted writer and abundantly blessed others with his cards and letters.
Harlyn dedicated his entire career working for John Deere, which began while he was in high school. After high school graduation, he worked in blueprinting and then worked over 20 years in purchasing. He retired as a Senior Buyer in 1984, yet continued to share his passion for John Deere by giving guided tours until 1989.
Harlyn lived for his five grandchildren, Ethan and Claudia Maxson, Noah Brown, and Brooke and Blake Weichbrodt. They were his pride and joy. He loved taking them for walks on the Horicon Marsh, sneaking them to the Ice Cream Station, teaching them to fish, attending their numerous activities, and just “acting like a kid” with them.
He was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors. He spent years tending his expansive flower and vegetable gardens, and enjoyed feeding the birds in the neighborhood.
He loved sports and was a great fan of the Packers, Brewers, Bucks, and Badgers.
He is survived by his loving family, wife, Beverly, son, Dale (Kendra) Weichbrodt, daughters, Linda (Kelly) Brown and Diane (Michael) Maxson, five grandchildren, sister, Donna (Warren) Lovejoy, sister-in-law, Irene Gill, nieces, Lori (Dick) Marshke, Peggy (Rob) Webster, Cindy (Todd) Turzinski, and Karen (Bryce) Ingalls, great nieces and great nephews, John Marshke, Eli and Abbie Webster, Tyler Turzinski and Jade Ingalls, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant brothers, Robert and Dennis, and his lifelong friend and brother-in-law, Warren Gill.
The visitation will be at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Horicon on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 9:00 AM until 10:45 AM. The funeral service will follow at the church on Saturday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Daniel Seehafer and Rev. Jonathan Szczesny officiating. Burial will be at Oakhill Cemetery in Horicon.
The Murray Funeral Home, 716 Clinton Street in Horicon, is caring for the family. To leave condolences, for directions, or for other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com.
Saturday, February 4th, 2012, 9:00am – 10:45am, St. Stephen Ev. Lutheran Church-Horicon
Saturday, February 4th, 2012, 11:00am, St. Stephen Ev. Lutheran Church-Horicon
Oak Hill Cemetery-Horicon