Ted (Theodore) Michael Breunig, age 70, passed away on Monday, December 24, 2012 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on April 10, 1942, the son of the late Germain and Gertrude (Weynand) Breunig. He grew up in Roxbury and graduated from Sauk City High School in 1960. After high school, Ted served in the U.S. Army for two years. He returned home to work as a truck driver and part-time farmer. It wasn't long that he made the decision to become a lifetime career farmer. He purchased the family farm and added neighboring farms to expand his business. He was very proud of the modest beginning to where it is today. Ted was a committed man and was an excellent example to everyone with his work ethic, honesty and integrity. He was very loving and caring to his children and even more so to his grandchildren. He had a genuine interest in all family matters and provided support and encouragement. He enjoyed picnics, baseball, travel and just being on the farm. He was proud of how he and his brothers developed their respective dairy herds. One of his greatest memories was when his Roxbury home talent team defeated the "mighty" Sauk Prairie Twins.
Survivors include his children; Pam (Ron) Ganser and their children, Amanda (Michael) Joyce, Matthew (Cathy Schroeder), Marcus and Brittany; Kurt Breunig, Kim Breunig, Faye (Scott) Brickl and their children, Karissa, Nicholas, Kaitlyn and Kendalyn; Dr. Michael Breunig, Todd (Mindy) Breunig and their children, Boden, Brooks and Mia, special friend, Pam Schultz whom he shared several trips with and had planned many more, siblings; Ethel (Ralph) Kippley, Donna Ferguson, David (LaLonnie), Dennis (Jeanne, sisters-in-law, Patricia, Jeanette and Linda Breunig, brothers-in-law, Harold (Rita) Zander, Joan (Howie) Lenerz, Judy (Dennis) Elsing, and Rose (Ralph Hergert) Dahl, many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, brothers; Bernard, Louis and George, father and mother-in-law; Leo and Lorena Zander, brother and sister-in-law; Ervin and Barb Zander and brother-in-law, Ron Ferguson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, December 29 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Norbert Catholic Church, Roxbury with Fr. Alex Navarro officiating. Interment with military honors will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, December 28 at Hooverson Funeral Home, Sauk City from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m.
The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the Roxbury community, St. Norbert parish and choir, Fr. Alex, Dr. Varley, Dr. Sanyal, Dr. Robbins, Dr. Howard and the staff of St. Mary's, Dean Oncology Clinic and Turville Bay. Also, a special thank-you to the numerous family members and friends that provided so much support and encouragement during his illness.