Bringer, Earl “Butch”
He was born July 1, 1946 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Earl was a proud Union Member for 40 years. He was a charismatic, witty jokester who enjoyed a good laugh and good conversation. Earl was rough and tough on the outside but once you got to know him, he was a big teddy bear! He liked being sarcastic, as long as you could be sarcastic right back. Earl enjoyed hunting and fishing. He often reminisced about his hunting and fishing days and his time spent on the Wolf River. He enjoyed watching the Packers and the Brewers play (as long as they were winning) and he also liked to watch westerns and Jeopardy. Earl had a love for Pepsi (or as he called it, “The nectar of the Gods”) and also his potato chips.
Earl is survived by his sister, Cheryl Sierra, Milwaukee; nephew, Kevin Strandberg, Milwaukee and niece Kim Richards, Michigan. He is also survived by his special friends, Amy and Jeff Bergum, New London, along with their daughters, Emma and Hannah and also their family dog, Fizzy. He enjoyed their regular visits, watching TV together, and enjoying many laughs. He especially loved his visits from Fizzy and spoiling her with special treats. She always made his face light up and made him smile from ear to ear! He sure loved that pup! Earl was preceded in death by his love, Audrey Mai in 2017 and his mother and father, Elizabeth and Wilfred Bringer.
We would like to thank Kristin and the staff at The Washington Center, where Earl called home the last three years, for all of your care and concern for Earl. We would also like to thank St. Joseph’s residence and Laurie Shaw for all you did!
An intimate remembrance for Earl (“Butch”) will take place on Monday, June 10th from 11 a.m. until 12 noon at Cline Hanson Funeral home. 209 W. Cook St. New London.
Earl, I’m so glad we became friends, but to us you were part of our family. We will miss you a lot and miss our visits. I hope you have an endless supply of Pepsi and chips! Now you can now do all the hunting and fishing you want! Also, tell Audrey I say hello… and I’m so happy you two will be reunited again; I know how much you missed her. Until we meet again, you be good! Love, Amy
The Cline & Hanson Funeral Home in New London is serving the family. www.clinehansonfuneralhome.com