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Longtime Ho-Chunk Casino Chef Dies at Age 56

Bradley J. “Brad” Tegge, of Waukesha, served with the Army during the Vietnam War-era.

Bradley J. “Brad” Tegge, of Waukesha, lost his fight against a series of illnesses on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 56.

He was born in Waukesha on Oct. 13, 1956, the son of Henry and Patricia (nee Courtney) Tegge. Brad was a proud Vietnam-era veteran serving in the U.S. Army from 1973 until 1976. He had a great work ethic and along with his sister he worked at Ho-Chunk Casino for 13 years as a chef.  He was a huge sports fanatic and loved all sports.  Brad loved motorcycles, working on cars, music, dancing and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.  He loved to play jokes on people and he will always be remembered for his great sense of humor and his love for his family.

He will be deeply missed by his wife of 19 years Vicki (nee Lindner) of Waukesha, and his children: Patricia Tegge and Nicholas (Denise) Balboa. He was the dear grandfather of Jasmine Carroll, Trevor and Logan Balboa and Breydan and Dylan Tegge.  He is further survived by his siblings: Debbie (William) Krueger of Waukesha, Hank Tegge of Waukesha, and Kathy Tegge of Reedsburg along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Avenue, Waukesha.  Reverend John Mundt will preside.  Burial with full military honors will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 21731 Spring Street Union Grove, WI 53182. Please meet at the cemetery.

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at (262) 547-4035, or visit our website at http://www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.

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