Dennis was born on October 16, 1956 in Clintonville as the son of the late Victor and LaVerne (Hanson) Bricco. He graduated from Clintonville High School in 1975 and was united in marriage to Connie Meyers in 1977. The couple resided in the Town of Matteson where they raised their two children and were married for nearly 30 years prior to their divorce. Dennis was later united in marriage to Brenda Schultz on March 4, 2011 in Shawano; spending over 11 years together. A few years after their marriage, the couple moved to the Town of Herman where they have lived since. Dennis loved to refer to himself as a “Drywall Technician”. For years he ran his own business called 3-D Plaster and Drywall and was more recently working for Appleton Lathing prior to taking a leave because of health reasons. If you knew Dennis, you could vouch for his fun loving personality. He genuinely enjoyed making people laugh and would give you the shirt off his back. Dennis always made time to be there for his friends and family; no matter what he had going on in his own personal life. He enjoyed curling at the Clintonville Curling Club for many years and in his free time loved to go hunting, horseback riding, and motorcycling. Dennis knew his Lord and Savior; praying often. He always wore a huge smile anytime he was around his granddaughter; Bree and truly made the lives of those around him better.
Survivors include: his wife, Brenda; son, Ryan (Corinne) Bricco, Clintonville; daughter, Sarah (Kurt Weinand) Bricco, Clintonville; stepchildren: Reese (Jenna) Schultz, Clintonville; Treylee (Jacob) Munoz, Germany; and Shelbea Schultz, Shawano; granddaughter and the apple of his eye, Bree Bricco; sisters: Jennie (John) Johnson, Clintonville; Patty Trieglaff, Clintonville; Linda Lou (David) Myers, New London; Lucinda (Henry) Kelley, Iola; and Mary Jo (Jeff) Johnson, Clintonville; brothers, Don and Dick Bricco, both of Clintonville. Also numerous other family including brothers-in-law, Jerry Krueger, Clintonville and Wayne Poole, Clintonville; as well as his life-long friend, Tom Rohan. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, LeAnne Poole and JoAnn Krueger.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Christus Lutheran Church in Clintonville with Rev. Brian Crocker officiating. Interment will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in the Town of Matteson, Waupaca County. Friends may call from 5 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville and at the church on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established by Dennis’ family. www.eberhardtstevenson.com