In Memory of Brian Lee Stadler


10:00AM to 11:00AM on Friday, November 3 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson, WI.


11:00AM on Friday, November 3 at St. Patrick Catholic Church

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Brian Stadler, age 49 of Key West, FL, formerly of Hudson, WI, died on October 29, 2017.

Brian was born on July 13, 1968 in Kaukauna, WI. to Gerald and Rosemary Stadler. He met the love of his life, Wendy Klaes and they were blessed with two sons, Justin and Bryce. Brian worked as a Online Banking Officer and Call Center Manager at First State Bank of the Florida Keys.

Brian treasured the island life with all its tropical sunshine. He loved to be out on his boat exploring the deep blue sea while fishing; and hunting at the family cabin. Brian was a selfless man who went out of his way to help others. He took pride in being committed to those he cherished. Brian was genuine, thoughtful and hilarious and had a creative zest for life. If you could sum him up in one sentence it would be, “Toes in the water, butt in the sand, not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand, life is good today.”

Brian is survived by the love of his life, Wendy Klaes; sons, Justin and Bryce Stadler; siblings, Bob (Barb) Stadler, Betty Dunsmore, Joe (Sandy) Stadler, Jim (Sharon) Stadler, Diane Stadler, Shirley Stadler, Karen Stadler, Linda (Shawn) Rivard, and Bruce Stadler; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Rosemary Stadler; brother, Wayne Stadler; nephews, Troy Stadler and Jerry Pleshek; great-nephew and niece, Austin and Alyssa Pleshek; and brother-in-law, Dave Dunsmore.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11AM on Friday, November 3 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson, WI. Gathering of family and friends will be one hour prior to the service. Interment at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery. Services are entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI

Brian Lee Stadler's Tribute Wall

Tributes (21):

  1. Wendy, Justin & Bryce my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I had the privilege of working with Brian, a dear friend and colleague. I am having a difficult time acknowledging that he is no longer with us. We worked together in so many projects at the bank, and he was a true team player and always led by example. A happy go-lucky individual that truly cared for others. Customers were his priority and excellence is rule. The word NO was not part of his dictionary; everything was possible in his eyes if we gave it our attention, time and dedication. This year, we worked so close together to deliver two major project initiatives for the bank; the outsourcing of our core system, and the debit card system conversion. As always, he was willing to go that extra mile giving it his full attention and dedication. He never got to see it materialize since the transition of both systems happened the weekend of his passing. I will miss him dearly, and will make sure his legacy will continue in everything we do going forward. During Hurricane Irma, I gave him a new nickname Jesus because he was everywhere just like Jesus making sure things got done, helping in every which way he could; the goal in his eyes was getting the job done! I will miss him dearly, and he will always be in my heart, my dear Brian. Love you! Terri B.

    P.S. I would like to share with you a collage of him with all of the good times that we shared together as team mates. You can email me or call me at 305-304-7808. Thank you! Terri Bethencourt

  2. I still remember laughing with Brian the most. Even with early morning hours and late night evenings when I worked at the bank he never failed to bring a smile to our faces. Many times he and I worked together on an important task, upcoming deadline or helping a customer obtain need funds when stranded out of state. He was wonderful both in and out of the office. Many relays he worked with my husband Chuck and Co-worker Chris on helping set us up and clean up. Even though Chuck and I are no longer with the bank he is still in our hearts and inspires us to be better people. Our condolences to Wendy, the boys and all his family. Our hearts go out to you all. May God Bless you and watch over you.

  3. Wendy, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
    May God surround you with love and strength.

  4. Wendy and Family, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with your family at such a difficult time. God Bless.

  5. Wendy, Justin and Bryce, I am so sorry to see this. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Big Hug

  6. I met Brian when I began at First State Bank 2 years ago and feel fortunate to have known him as not only a co-worker but as a friend. Brian was always willing to help even if it wasn’t his “job”. He was also someone that could be counted on to share a laugh with even when things were stressful. His joyful energy and can-do attitude will be missed and he will always be remembered for his spirit for life.
    Sending thoughts and prayers for peace and healing to his family.

  7. Brian was one of the sweetest, hardest-working people I’ve ever met. He was tremendously dedicated to his role here at the Bank, to his staff, and to his co-workers. Generally, he was the first person I’d see coming into work in the morning–he always had a smile on his face. We would often stop and chat about what a crazy little town we lived in, and he always made me laugh. Brian truly had a “joie de vivre”–even at the most stressful times, like after the hurricane, he still was joyful. My deepest condolences to his family and friends, I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Brian will be greatly missed.

  8. Brian was truly one of the best people I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with at FSB. He will be greatly missed. My condolences and prayers for his family.

  9. I have been fortunate to have worked with Brian at First State Bank of the Florida Keys and can say he will be greatly missed. While I didn’t work directly with Brian, you could not help but feel his enthusiasm for work along with his genuine enjoyment in working with people. It didn’t matter if it was close colleague he had worked with for years, someone new to the bank, or a customer with a service question, Brian always effortlessly reached out with genuine heartfelt support and compassion. He always took time for life experiences. Whether arriving at a carefully considered solution or just having a friendly chat, Brian celebrated people and took any chance to make a new friend.

    Our thoughts of peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and wonderful memories to forever hold in your hearts.

  10. Wendy, Justin and Bryce, we were shocked to hear of Brian’s passing. I can’t begin to imagine what you are going through. I hope in time you can find comfort in knowing that he is in the loving arms of Our Father and you will one day see him again. Our thoughts and prayers are will you all. Rest in peace Brian.

  11. He was always a Go to Guy for questions, concerns or just for a laugh and a smile or cookies. A better outlook on life and what really matters few had. He will be missed by us here at FSB; the void he leaves is great in our hearts.
    Wendy, Justin & Bryce my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  12. I send my deepest and heartfelt sympathies to Brian’s family and loved ones at this time, Brian and I worked together at First State Bank for many years, I will say there was not a more dedicated, spirited, hardworking friend than he! he always was willing to help no matter what the task was and who needed help. He always gave excellent customer service and was the GUIDING LIGHT of the Online Banking/Call Center Department. His life was a blessing, his memory a treasure, he is loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

  13. I was only able to work with Brian for 2 years. He will be missed not only for his tremendous industry knowledge, but for his gregarious personality. I always enjoyed talking with Brian.

    Prayers to his entire family and friends.


  14. I don’t think I will ever have the words to describe how I feel losing this man. He was a co-worker, close friend, confidant, and an all around good man and father to Wendy and his sons. I will miss him dearly and always have him in my heart. My condolences to the family and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending my love…


  15. As President & CEO of First State Bank of the Florida Keys, and on behalf of our Board of Directors, I would like to recognize Brian as one of our most valuable and beloved employees. He cared deeply about our customers, co-workers and humanitarian causes alike. He was often one of the first to volunteer to help whether it was for our Bank-sponsored Relay For Life fundraisers for the American Cancer Society, an employee event, a complex Bank project or as one human being to another. Immediately after Hurricane Irma, Brian’s efforts directly contributed to the reopening of several of our branches and he also extended himself on a personal level, helping other employees including myself with our post-storm recovery efforts. No job was beneath him; in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma he cleaned out refrigerators and freezers of food gone bad from the electricity being out for days, mopped flood waters out of our branches, and went out of his way to think of ways to help customers who were in desperate need of funds. Customer service was his priority and he taught his department its value through his actions each and every day. His caring knew no bounds. He was dedicated, selfless and genuine in his actions. Brian will be greatly missed, thought of often and forever in our hearts.

  16. Wendy, Bryce & Justin ~ I really don’t know what to say. Nothing I say will make the hurt in your heart be any less or make your sorrow disappear. Brian was such an AMAZING person/friend and loved you all very much.
    I want you all to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Dennis and I are truly very sorry for your loss. I still can’t believe he’s gone.
    Sending you lots of love ~
    Tracy & Dennis Tollers

  17. Brian was my nephew and we loved him dearly. Donna and I were very Blessed to have Brian as part of our family. He was an awesome person who loved life to the fullest. We will miss him greatly. Rest In Peace Brian. Our thoughts and prayers are with Wendy and the boys.

  18. I have known Brian for nearly 30 years and honestly have not known a more considerate and caring . Will always remember his generousness, kindness and his great attitude. Many, many… good memories and will miss Brian. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  19. Brian was such a caring person. I sure do miss the Wizard at Securian. I worked with him for many years and respected his hard work ethic. He could do anythiing with reports and was able to provide a lot of insight working on our inventory and procurement systems. We worked tirelessly as a team when we went through name changes. Brian loved his boys and Wendy. I recall him talking at work about Wendy’s busy days at the hospital and how tired she would be. He would have dinner ready, draw water for a bath and have candles lite so she could relax. I know Wendy did a lot of great things for Brian too and they both really enjoyed each other’s company. Brian will be truly missed by anyone that knew him. Rest In Peace “Wizard”. I will miss your smile and fun loving spirit.

  20. I considered Brian as my and great friend. I am fortunate to have known him as long as I have. I will truly miss you my friend, my brother.

  21. We will miss Brian. He was a good man and a caring father. Our daughter Wendy and grandsons know we all will miss him much and just as shocked at his passing. Our prayers are with & Wendy, Justin & Bryce.