We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Stahl Funeral Home
Warren Henry Bratel was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He left this world peacefully on Saturday, August 14th.
He was born in Milwaukee to Harvey and Violet Petersen on May 10, 1943, and later adopted by Violet’s second husband, Peter Bratel. Warren and his family spent summers at Long Lake in Plainfield, where he met the love of his life, Sharon Bobby, when he was just 16 years old. After graduating from high school, Warren and Sharon married, settled in Milwaukee, and had two sons, Keith and Dean. In 2001, they rebuilt his childhood cabin in Plainfield and spent the remainder of their life enjoying time with family and friends on Long Lake.
Warren was a talented musician who played accordion and keyboards. As a young man, he and a group of friends started a band named the 4 Silvertones and played throughout the Milwaukee area. Later in life, he occasionally played his keyboards at Two Lakes Supper Club in Almond. Professionally, he worked as a Tool and Die Designer for Outboard Marine Corporation and retired in 2000.
Warren is survived by his sons Keith (Deb) Bratel and Dean (Michelle) Bratel; his granddaughters, Bridget Bratel, Samantha (Andrew) Lindner and Ali Peltier; his grandsons Ethan Bratel and Ryan Bratel; other relatives and friends. Warren’s family would like to thank the staff at Heartland House in Wautoma and Heartland Hospice for their loving care and support.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 58 years, Sharon and a grandson, Matthew Bratel.