Ronald “Sonny” Wayne Brabazon, 75

Ronald (Sonny) Wayne Brabazon passed away on November 1st 2017 in Frederic Wisconsin after a lengthy illness. Graveside services with Military Honors to be held Saturday September 8th 2018 at the Lodgepole cemetery.

Sonny was born 10-24-1939 at the family home near Lodgepole SD, to Lyle and Emily Brabazon. He grew up there and at Haynes ND. Following his high school graduation he obtained a drafting degree and moved to, Minneapolis MN for employment. He enlisted in the Air Force in July 1960 serving his country in Vietnam,, and returned home to Haynes in July of 1966.

Sonny was a free spirit and walked and rode his bike several times between Oregon and ND/SD.

He stayed different periods of time between his family and the family home in Haynes ND. He was injured in an accident in 2009 and was unable to walk after and was placed in a Nursing home in Umatilla OR for rehabilitation and care. In 2010 His niece Michelle obtained guardianship and moved with her to Wisconsin where he remained until his death.

Sonny was an avid reader and very intelligent, people use to call him “the professor” because he had a ton of information to share. He had a knack for anything “broken” and could take apart and restore them in very quickly. He loved cars and trucks and motors of any kind and was a fabulous mechanic.

Mourning his loss aare his sister Bernice Engelhorn, Mesa AZ, brother Dennis Brabazon (Dori) Lemmon SD, Niece Michelle Nelson and family, Radeanna Wehr (Virgil and family), Brad Engelhorn (Kerstin and family) Heather Fried (Bob and family) Denita Grosz (Mark and family) Randy Rafferty (Janice and family) rick Rafferty, Tamara Snyder Mobley (Kenneath) John rosenburg, Lyle Brabazon and (Tammy) ,  Special brother in law Charles Rafferty (Marie) and numerous Great nieces and nephews, and cousins.

Preceding him in death were his parents, one infant brother Jackie, two infant sisters Patsy and Delma, Sister Beverly Rafferty. Sister Jean Rosenburg, and nephew Bobby Joe Brabazon.

Sonny loved his caretakers at Traditions of Frederic and he loved to make them giggle. Life was never dull when he was in it and he is greatly missed. Thank you St Croix hospice and all the love he received in his last years.