Brad J. Wara
October 20, 1987 - October 29, 2010
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Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Wednesday 11/3, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
Peshtigo Riverside Cemetery
493 Right Of Way Road
Peshtigo, WI 54157
(715) 582-3666 | Map
Sunday 10/31
Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Thursday 11/4, 11:00 am

Brad, a loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and best friend was taken too early from us unexpectedly on October 29, 2010. Brad was 23 years of age. Brad was born in Oshkosh on October 20, 1987 and is survived by his loving parents: James (Julie) Wara and Laurie (Mark) Hetland; his siblings: Kelly (Wesley)…

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Jessica Bubolz left a message on November 5, 2010:
I am so proud to be able to call Brad my cousin. He was always such a loving person & we could always count on him being at all the family gatherings, even if he was always inside sitting in front of the tv watching whatever sport was in season! Brad will be missed but we all know he is finally in a better place & is happy at last! I love you Brad!
Aunt Linda and Vicky left a message on November 5, 2010:
This is a poem I have loved and I can see Brad meeting everyone on the other side, waiting for him with his smile. You will be missed on this side Brad, we seen that with the many broken hearts yesterday.... I stood watching as the little ship sailed out to sea. The setting sun tinted its white sails with a golden light. And as it disappeared from view, a voice at my side whispered, He is gone. But the sea was a narrow one, and on the furthest shore, a little band of friends had gathered to watch in happy expectation. Suddenly, they caught sight of the tiny sail. And at the very moment when my companion had whispered, He is gone, a glad shout went up in joyous welcome with the words, yes, here he comes!
Todd and Jen Hilscher left a message on November 4, 2010:
We are So very sorry for your loss. Hope you find comfort knowing how very much he loved his family and he is finally at peace and will continue to watch over you all and keep you safe. Its hard to find words in a situation like this, but we just want you all to know we are hear for you when you need a friend. Love; Todd, Jen and Gwen Hilscher
Paul & Lynn Van Lankvelt left a message on November 4, 2010:
We are so very sorry for your loss...our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Alex P left a message on November 4, 2010:
This is probably my tenth try to write this and keep it under 1000 words, so I suppose Ill keep this one simple. It was so hard for me because a thousand words is not enough to convey the importance of the friendship Brad shared with me. I could write a book of the times we had together and what they meant to me. Brad really was a wonderful person, almost impossibly caring. Thats why I'm not suprised at all to hear of the cat he had. That's what Brad always strived for: the non-judgemental, unconditional love and support that an animal gives. It makes me sick hoping and wishing he knows I and everyone else had this for him. Anyways, I love you and miss you man, I think about you all the time and will remember you forever. Laurie, if its possible I would like to have some pictures of Brad. You can email me at [email protected] or call 920-233-2601. Thank you.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jim Darcey Lukaszka and Family left a message on November 4, 2010:
Brad you were such a wonderful nephew and cousin you will be missed so much but you will always be in are hearts and on our minds forever we love you
Belle LaFlex left a message on November 3, 2010:
Our deepest sympathy to Brads family all of whom loved him and supported him throughout his life with love and understanding. At a time when all hearts are broken due to this great loss always remember that his time here on earth enricheded all that touched him by his mere presence. Go with God Brad.
Emily Roeder left a message on November 3, 2010:
Dear Laurie, I am so sorry for your loss, but profoundly grateful he had you as his mom. Your compassion, sensitivity, creativity, devotion, and love were evident every day. I learned so much from you up at TC 4-s... you really taught me how to be the kind of caretaker I wanted to be for our population. As the years went by I was able to understand that all those marvelous characteristics I thought were your nursing skills... were really the gifts of you. Brad was so fortunate to have you in his life. I see in his beautiful smile, so many of the same gentle traits that you have. He will always be with you.
Brenda Aubrey left a message on November 3, 2010:
Dear Laurie and Family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss of your son Brad. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God keep Brad and you in his loving embrace, until you can all be together once again. Love, Bill & Brenda Aubrey
Dave & Deb Walker left a message on November 3, 2010:
Laurie & Family/Jim & Family God has created new stars from Brads' beautiful Eyes. His kind Heart now has glorious Wings to soar like an eagle but with the grace of a butterfly. I will look for that little "extra flicker" in the stars and KNOW he is SMILING back at me. I will look often, but will miss him - SO VERY MUCH MORE. All Our Love, His Uncle Dave & Aunt Deb
Kim Vande Walle left a message on November 3, 2010:
Brad, memories of your are ours to keep. Our words are few but our love for you and your family is very deep. You leave an indelible imprint in our memories. May God Bless You. Neighbors - Don & Kim Vande Walle
BETH WEINSTOCK left a message on November 2, 2010:
LAURIE AND FAMILY I WAS SO SAD TO READ ABOUT BRAD IN OUR PAPER---I REMEMBER WHEN HE WAS LITTLE AND OUR KIDS PLAYED TOGETHER--HE LOVED HIS VIDEO GAMES-AND YOU WERE SUCH A GREAT MOM TO ALL YOUR KIDS--MY ARMS REACH OUT TO YOU WITH A HUG FROM ONE MOM TO ANOTHER---MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU -ITS BEEN A LONG TIME LAURIE--CALL ME TO TALK--420-5855 AND CATCH UP ON OLD TIMES---GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY- BETH
Robert Clark left a message on November 2, 2010:
Very sorry to hear of your loss, I know the pain you are going through and hope the many friends and family help you as did mine to deal with the grief, if you every feel the need to talk call me, and my heart goes out to you and your family. Bob and Marcy Clark
Marybeth Johnstone left a message on November 2, 2010:
Jim and Julie, Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. I know words can not describe the feelings you now face but I will tell you time will heal the wounds. Take care of each other, listen to each other and share all that you are experiencing with each other, that is how you will heal. Love and prayers Marybeth
Bob Whetzal left a message on November 2, 2010:
Jim and Julie I'm so sorry for your loss. May your son Rest In Peace.
MOM left a message on November 2, 2010:
I miss my son so much. The grief is indiscribable, The pain is true torture. I feel I understand so much more, especially, but only sum what, of what our Holy Mother of our loving Father must have went through. The difference is so much more than our loss of Brad as our God is such a higher power of life and such a love like no other, as His kingdom has no end. I know God carries me these days of my saddened heart. I know we all will see Brad again some day, until then, I will continue to Love and find Peace. My Peaceful son Brad will guide me and be at my side always from his new world. Thank you all so much for your kind, supportive words. I will charish them always. I LOVE YOU BRAD more than words can say. Aticas, Brads Loving Cat is very accepting of his new home and is also showing all family members the love that Brad left inside of him. Brad Truly Loved that cat and showed him how to show peacefulness.
Linda Sorenson left a message on November 2, 2010:
Laurie, Jim and family There are no words that can discribe the anguish that you are feeling now for the loss of youre beautiful child. As I look at his face in the obituary, I see both of you and the love you have given him that will go with him. I only regret that as his aunt, I didnt get to know him more. I love him and will carry him in my heart forever. Please know from one parent to another who has lost a child, you are not alone and I am available to any of you at any time. I am so deeply sorry for the loss of Brad. May he be held in the arms of our Lord and always know the love and peace that was here and will be there for him forever. Aunt Linda
Thee Neighbors the Cahak Family left a message on November 2, 2010:
What moves through us is a silence, a sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why Brad left this earth so soon, or why he left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that he died, but that he lived. And that his life gave us memories too beautiful to forget. Hold tight to the memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength and always remember how much we care about you and your family. To Brad: May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sun shine warm upon your face. May the rains fall soft upon your fields May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand.
Grandma & Grandpa Smith left a message on November 2, 2010:
Brad has always been a wonderful warm hearted Grandson, and a very handsome man. We loved him very much and enjoyed his visits. I will always keep a candle burning every Sunday for you. Love you very much!! Grandma and Grandpa Smith
Lisa (White) Delarber left a message on November 2, 2010:
Laurie and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Brad. Letting you know we are keeping all of your family in our thoughts and prayers. God had a better plan for Brad, to have called him home so early in life. Wishing you much strength during this difficult time.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jean Willey left a message on November 2, 2010:
We will greatly miss the energy and brightness Brad would bring over to our home, talking of his cat or his moms great pumpkin pie! May god bless you Brad in your new home.
Donna (Nelson)Stanke left a message on November 1, 2010:
Your family is in our prayers, May God Bless
Gloria Kuhnlein left a message on November 1, 2010:
Laurie & Mark, I am so sorry to hear about your son Brad.. Please know that you are in my prayers..Lots of Hugs to you Laurie.
Michelle (Woodky) Steffen left a message on November 1, 2010:
Laura and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sheila Gustafson left a message on November 1, 2010:
Laurie and Family, May God walk with you during this time and always. My deepest sympathies for your tragic loss.
Patti Yana left a message on November 1, 2010:
To Brad's family, Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. I remember Brad as a Kindergarten student. He was the sweetest little boy and so kind to others. May those sweet memories help you through this difficult time. I will keep all of you in my thoughts.
Mary Pacell left a message on November 1, 2010:
Laurie & Family, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your son, Brad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Karen Tetzlaff left a message on November 1, 2010:
Laurie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Always.
BobBeth Williamson left a message on November 1, 2010:
Wara Family, We are very sorry for your loss. We will all miss him very much. He will always be in many peoples hearts forever.
Cyndi Bubolz left a message on November 1, 2010:
Last Nite (Halloween) I was sitting by the campfire and noticed a bright light in the sky. At first I thought it was one of the many airplanes flying by. As I watched the lite I discovered it wasn't moving and it didn't have any red flashing lites. The air was cool and my jacket provided little warmth but suddenly I got a sense of tranquility and warmth. The star faded (but did not go away). That faded star obviously was Brad letting me know (cuz he knew I'd tell you) that he can finally celebrate Halloween with the angels and joy that he has found. Always know I love you all and thanks for letting me share that wonderful, loving and caring boy!
Jared Willey left a message on November 1, 2010:
Brad was a great friend, but an even better person. He had the ability to make people laugh so hard. I feel very lucky to have had Brad in my life and to have shared so many wonderful memories. Now it's God's turn to enjoy his company. Until we meet again my friend.
Wendy Schultz left a message on November 1, 2010:
Laurie, We are so sorry to hear of Brad's passing. I pray for you, your family and especially for Brad. Knowing you, I'm sure he was a warm and loving son. Love, Tom and Wendy (Williams) Schultz
Kim (Swanson) Warde left a message on October 31, 2010:
Laurie, I am so sad to hear the passing of your son, Brad. You and your famiily are in my thoughts and prayers. He will be with you always.
Kristy Lukaszka left a message on October 31, 2010:
I'm so sorry for the loss. Brad was loved so much and I'm going to miss him at all the family gatherings. I know he is in a much better place now where he can live a much happier life. He will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
Deb Boos Konyn left a message on October 31, 2010:
Laurie and family, I am SO sorry to hear about your son, Brad. My heart goes out to your entire family. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Much love and a huge hug sent to you.. Deb
Pat Hetland left a message on October 31, 2010:
In the three years that I have known him, Brad was always an open and friendly person. May God welcome him to his new home. Pat Hetland
Mark Hetland left a message on October 31, 2010:
Friends and family all remember our last times with Brad as happy times. He didn't leave by his choice, he was called to his new home where medication was no longer needed. His cheerful spirit will be missed.
katie holzwarth left a message on October 31, 2010:
my wonderful brother brad, is taking from us and we will always love him matter what. my thoughts for brad is that he wanted to move forward and he did,now god taking care of him and his grandparents, and greatuncle jimmy and great grandma is showing him around. BRAD YOU WILL ALWAYS BE WITH ME,I LOVE YOU! brad will never be forgotten, he's the brother that always made me laugh,even when im crappy.
Terry Stromme left a message on October 31, 2010:
My sincere, deepest sympathy to each of you in this very difficult time. Brad has flown on eagles wings & is now held in the palm of God's hand. God Bless each you in the coming days, weeks & months ahead.
Vicki, Alberto Sardinas and Family left a message on October 31, 2010:
I remember the first time I saw Brad, he was around 10 years old. He came flying around the corner of his house, tall, lean, arms and legs flying. His joy in life was amazing, his laughter contagious, his spirit infectious. He has been deeply loved by all those he touched, and he touched many.Gone but never forgotten, you are in our hearts. Love to the entire family at a time of great need. Vicki,, Alberto Sardinas & Family Venice, FL Oct 31, 2010
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Luke Bartels left a message on October 31, 2010:
You will be missed. My blessings to the family.
Lori Schmidt left a message on October 31, 2010:
We are so very sorry for your loss. Kari Wara-Glebke Lori Schmidt
Brenda (White) Zellner left a message on October 31, 2010:
Cousin Laurie & family - I am so very sorry for the loss of Brad. Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers.
Tim McClaire left a message on October 31, 2010:
my deepest sympathy and heartache goes out to you and your family.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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