BrabyWilliamWilliam P. “Bill” Braby, age 46, of East Prospect Street, Port Washington, WI died unexpectedly Thursday, March 5, 2015 at his home.

He was born on March 2, 1969, son of Ward and Joan Bichler Braby in Port Washington.  He grew up on West Monroe Street, graduating from Port Washington High School, class of 1988.

For almost 20 years, Bill worked building and grounds maintenance for the Ozaukee County Administration Center (Courthouse) and the Justice Center.  He enjoyed the interaction of staff and patrons throughout each day.  He was always a fan of Science Fiction and Comic-Con.  Bill was quite the artist with his drawings and paintings.  Just by driving by his house, one would know he was a fan of Star Wars with his Darth Vader and Storm Trooper keeping watch.  He kept a watchful eye around the house, tending to his bird feeder, checking on the deer or his garden.  He always took young Zoey to school and had his canine buddy Sheldon for comfort.

Bill is survived by his dad Ward of Port Washington; sisters Jean (Mark) Jacoby of the Town of Erin and Joanne (Dave) Dahm of Random Lake; his nieces Lauren (Daniel) Rakowski, Alyssa and Shannon Jacoby and Sarah and Danielle Dahm; his nephews Christopher Braby, Ryan (Cesie Hoffer) Dahm and Matthew (Biance) Dahm and great-nephews Tyler, Cole and Jaxen Rakowski; his dear friend Brandi Seltrecht and her daughter Zoey, other relatives and dear friends. He is preceded in death by his mother Joan Braby and his brother James Braby.

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 6PM Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic church, 1802 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington.  Reverend Patrick Wendt will be the celebrant.  Visitation will take place from 3-6PM Tuesday AT CHURCH.  Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Washington. Memorials in Bill’s name are appreciated.



  1. Bill will be missed. God Bless and condolences to the family.

  2. Thoughts and prayers to Bill’s family. I enjoyed the many philosophical discussions we had while working with him at the Justice Center. He will be missed.

  3. Braby Family — My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Bill and I attended St. Peter’s grade school together for many years. I will always remember is sense of humor and his mischievous pranks in school. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  4. Gone too soon! Pleasure to take care of– Carrie RN

  5. I am in shock. I just saw Bill not too long ago. I am bummed. I hope his bodies peace can give his family and friends comfort. I will miss seeing his face. Rest in peace my friend.

  6. I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. My condolences to his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  7. I knew Bill from working at the Justice Center. Bill and I enjoyed the same type of music and I always enjoyed his company. You will be missed brother! Thoughts and prayers to him and his family.

  8. Billy has known my family since the late 80’s, since I was a youngin in diapers. The last 5 years or so haven’t been kind to his body. I see the struggle of what he had to endure physically. We now know he’s finally pain-FREE and looking down upon each and every individual he’s encountered.

    There are many great qualities to describe how awesome a person he was. He was selfless and helped whomever he could, even if it was to lend an ear or a shoulder. I’m so sorry I can’t be there to see you one last time. We’ll definitely see eachother one day. Save a spot for me brother.

    My condolences go out to Billy’s family and friends. You truly were a great friend and I’ll never forget you buddy.

  9. My deepest sympathy goes out to Bill’s family as they struggle through this most difficult time. Bill was an amazing person and I am honored to have known him. He will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Jean and Joanne, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

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