Brad Wiese
June 11, 1951 - January 21, 2008
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Brad Wiese, 56, of Appleton, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully at home on January 21, 2008, after a courageous five-year battle with multiple myeloma. Brad was born on June 11th 1951, in Rice Lake, Wisconsin to Robert and Patricia (Nagle) Wiese, presently of New Berlin, Wisconsin. Brad graduated from New Berlin High School in 1969. Brad…

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Dave Jones left a message on January 9, 2016:
Dear Family and friends of Brad. My name is Dave Jones and I had the pleasure of Brads friendship at Edgehill College in England in 1974. I was looking at some old Rugby League programmes from that year as I took Brad to the old famous Wembley Stadium to watch my team. The Warrington Wires. He also spent the weekend with me and my family. So as a matter of interest and googled Brad Wiese. To my deepest sadness, Brads obituary photo came up. He was a a wonderful warm and friendly person and I have fond memories of our times in the bars together !! My best wishes to you all at the loss of such a great man. xxx
Leigh Sinclair left a message on May 2, 2013:
I'm not exactly sure how I found myself here, but the fact that I did speaks to the importance of this inspiring man. I was an English student of Mr. Wiese's, a shy, awkward, pubescent girl. I was just beginning the attempt to figure out who I was, stuck somewhere between childhood and becoming an adult. Mr. Wiese inspired me like no other teacher in my pre-college education ever has. He is the only teacher I remember with such vividness and look back upon with such fondness. He, solely, gave me individual attention, encouraged me to break out of my shell and recognized the talent I had in the way of English and poetry. I remember joining an extra-curricular poetry group at Madison that put on a type of coffee-house poetry reading - we drank exotic-flavored soda, listened to fellow poets and snapped our fingers saying things like "real cool, cat." His teaching through play and creativity is something I often find lacking in education and its importance often overlooked. He never overlooked it and for that, he garnered great respect and admiration from me. He also challenged me the way other teachers did not, pushing me always to try harder when I thought I had done my best. I admit it was frustrating at times but I look back upon it as something of great importance in my formation as a strong writer. Several years after graduating high school, I wrote him a letter about how he was the best thing Madison Middle School had going for it and how he had changed my life and helped me in my self discovery. Alas, I never sent it and regret it to this day. The loss of his life is a loss to many. It saddens me that more students did not have the pleasure to meet this great man. I grieved when I heard of his passing, but I realized that he lives on. I will never forget his teachings and his humor and the great passion he exuded daily. He continues to inspire me to this day as I finish my liberal arts degree and he still comes up in conversation. Rest in peace, Mr. Wiese.
Courtney Juneau left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Ali and Family, My deepest sympathies go out to all of you for your terrible loss. Ali, please know that I am always here for you. You have been so strong for the last 5 years and I admire you deeply for that. Love, Courtney
Katie Kish left a message on April 6, 2009:
Wiese Family- Know that my prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of grieving. What a strong and courageous dad and husband!!
Pat Costello left a message on April 6, 2009:
The smile and welcome I felt as a student in your class, a student teacher in you school, and as a colleague. Peace to you Marcia and Josh. I will be thinking of you and your family in the days to come. pat
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Thomas Kreif left a message on April 6, 2009:
At a time like this what can I say and/or share about my fellow team-teaching partner, close friend, union activist, and "resident democratic liberal" for over a quarter of a century at Madison Middle School. When you are friends with a person for as long as we were, you literally read each other minds. You discover not only do you share common interests and viewpoints, but enjoy the same TV shows such as West Wing, Colbert Report, Star Trek, the Star Gates series, House, The Practice, and so on. Over the years Brad and I had a running disagreement on my use of "As you know" when we were discussing any topic you could possibly imagine. He constantly reminded me that what I was actually saying was "As you know" not necessarily what Brad or the rest of the group knew. You can surmise that this caused intriguing discussion between the two of us. I could only get him to concur with my statement if I could remind him of what he had said or done in the past. At times our "games" drove the rest of our 8th grade team and the Madison staff crazy. As Brad was going through the various stages of his illness, we had time to toss around and resolve the numerous issues in education and society; however, we also agreed that no one would listen or implement our simplistic solutions. Oh well.... One of the discussions we had was whether Brad had made a difference. I started out our conversation with "As you know...." We came to the earth shaking conclusion that he really had made a difference. So Brad this one last time, I would like to officially say to you: "As you know Brad, we know that you have made a difference as a husband, father, teaching colleague, educator, and friend. We will miss you."
Judy left a message on April 6, 2009:
It feels like forever ago(late 70's) sitting in Mr. Wiese class at Madison. I don't remember many teachers but he was one of my favorites.Funny,understanding,caring. Just wanted you and your family to know he was one of those people you just don't forget.
Nadean Cool left a message on April 6, 2009:
My heartfelt condolences go out to you, Marcia, and all of your family for the loss of Brad. I can remember when Mike and I, as newcomers to this area over 30 years ago, met Brad with you at an annual Christmas party when they were held at High Cliff. All the "girls" as we were then, thought Brad looked just like a young Burt Renolds, and how nice both of you were. I will keep all the fond memories of Brad and smile. I am also grateful for the friendship he had with Mike at Madison as that was near and dear to his heart, and made getting up and going to Madison every day that much more fun, and easier. Thank you Brad for being someone that everyone could call "friend".
Craig & Jo DeVaud left a message on April 6, 2009:
So sad to hear of the passing of Brad. We met at a Multiple Myloma seminar in Milwaukee, then later at a Support Group meeting in Appleton. I, too, have MM. Take care and God Bless. Craig & Jo Devaud
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