Holden R. Brumm, age 19, of Port Washington, WI died unexpectedly Monday, April 3, 2017 at his home.

He was born on November 18, 1997 in Mequon, WI; son of Robert M. and Tammy Raney Brumm, Jr. Holden grew up in Port Washington, graduating from Port Washington High School in 2016. He had been an intern at Kleen Test Products Corporation in Port Washington.

Holden was an exceptional friend who had a great sense of humor that will be missed. He will be remembered for his artistic and creative nature. He produced his own music, experimenting with all genres of music, created visual digital art and enjoyed drawing.

Holden is survived by his parents Robert and Tammy Brumm, Jr.; his brother Keegan Brumm of Milwaukee; his grandparents Veronica Hensiak and Randy Hensiak, both of Eau Claire and Karen and Robert Brumm Sr. of Pigeon Forge, TN; his aunts and uncles Christina (Trevor) Hensiak of Eau Claire, Jimmy (Kim) Raney of Naperville, IL, Connie (Tim) Michael of Fredonia, Kathie (Scott) Hansen of Sturgeon Bay and Lauren (John) Kamer of Tequesta, FL; great-aunts Kathy Lorio of Los Alamos, NM, Joanie McEligott of West Bend and Mary Reisweber of Atlanta, GA; great-uncle Larry (Sue) Brumm of Fredonia; cousins Katelyn, Lucas, Bryce, Leah, Nicholas, Alexa, Hannah, Ethan and Isaiah; dear friends Kaleigh Montgomery, Simon Wade and Angel Hesselink, other relatives and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his great-grandma Veronica “Darlene” Ernest and his other great-grandparents.

Funeral service 6PM Friday, April 7, 2017 at the POOLE FUNERAL HOME/Crematory, 203 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI. Pastor David Guse will officiate. Family will receive relatives and friends from 3-6PM Friday prior to services.

Memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 375 Bishops Way, Brookfield, WI 53005 (diabetes.org) appreciated.

Information and condolences available at www.poolefh.com or 262/284-4431.



  1. Thinking of you & your family, Holden. You pop in my head often, even though we never met. I read your dad’s article about you back in 2017 and reread it every few months. Maybe it’s because I can feel the love so viscerally through every word, or maybe it’s just my brain’s natural disposition for nostalgia. You are thought of.

  2. I just found out about the loss of your son after reading ‘Windigo Soul’, and then deciding to follow you on Facebook. I am truly sad to learn of the tragedy, and I just wanted to offer my condolences to you and your family.

  3. There is nothing that can truly be said to ease the pain in times like these. Just know that we feel your pain, though we of course don’t feel it the same way or to the same extent.

    For what it’s worth, everyone at KTP is here for you when you need us. I pray that Holden is at peace and that you are able to find comfort in that. If any of you need someone to talk to that has been through a lot of the things your son has, please feel free to contact me. I am beyond sorry for your loss and hope you can find solace in each other, and friends and family.

  4. I imagine there is no pain more far reaching and deeper than losing a child. My heart and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time.

  5. We are so sorry for your loss. He was such a special “Boy Wonder”. Sending love and prayers from Chicago. May you find peace in the days to come.

  6. Dear Tammy, Rob, and Keegan,
    We are so sorry to hear of Holden’s passing. May God wrap his arms around you and help you through this now and always.

  7. Holden, i cant believe youre gone…i may have not known you well but ive always wanted to get to know you better. You were so kind and honest to everyone. I miss you so much.

  8. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family Tammy and Rob.

  9. I can’t even pretend to imagine the heartache you must be feeling. May your son rest peacefully in the arms of Jesus. May the great love of our heavenly Father ease your sorrow. Sending love and prayers for your family.,

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