Passed away peacefully on Sunday June 19th at the age of 99 years and 7 months. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Evarist and Hulda (Allinger) Brill and his beloved wife of 56 years, Mary Gilday Brill. He is survived by his 3 proud children, Julie Rasman, Suzanne Brill (Tom Curtis) and John Brill (Jody) along with 4 loving grandchildren Kate Current (J.T.), Bailey Kraemer (Josh), Callan Curtis (Zoe Josten) and Kennedy Curtis. He was “Four Pop” to his great- grandsons, Eli and Quinn Kraemer and great- granddaughter Josten- Curtis arriving in October.
Ken, an only child, was born in Kiel, WI and grew up in Milwaukee. He graduated from Washington High School and Northern Illinois College of Optometry. He practiced in Milwaukee first with his father and then in a solo practice for over 40 years. He was a huge sports fan from his kids’ and grandkids’ grade school games all the way up to the pros and was a life-long Badger fan in particular. Sports were followed very closely by his love of a good sheepshead game!
Our family wishes to thank the hard working “heroes” at Luther Manor who took good care of Dad for the past 17 months. If so desired, please consider memorials to the Luther Manor Foundation.
Private Services were held on Sunday, June 26. Inurnment at Wauwatosa Cemetery.