Gale Brendemihl 10/11/2011

Gale M. “Breeze” Brendemihl age 75 of New Richmond passed away Oct. 11, 2011 at United Hospital in St. Paul after a short illness.  Gale was born Oct. 15, 1935 in Marshfield, WI.  He spent his childhood in Rice Lake and moved to New Richmond where he graduated from New Richmond High School in 1953.  Gale’s family operated Brendemihl’s Shoe Store in New Richmond.  Gale joined the Army upon graduation and was stationed at Fort Hood in Texas.  He received a Good Conduct medal and was honorably discharged from the Army in 1963.  Gale was a long-time employee at 3-M Company in St. Paul.  Gale spent the majority of his years at his home on Cedar Lake.  He enjoyed fishing and was an avid Wisconsin sports fan.  He greatly enjoyed the Packers, Brewers and University of Wisconsin sports teams.  He spent his last several years as a resident at The Deerfield in New Richmond.  Gale will be remembered as a very polite and humble man and will be missed by numerous friends and acquaintances.  Gale was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Irene (Hyland) Brendemihl; brothers, Kenneth, Clifford and Curtis; sister, Jeanette.  He is survived by his brother, Gerald of Milwaukee and numerous nieces and nephews.  A memorial visitation was held Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 4:00-7:00 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral Home Beebe Chapel in New Richmond.