Brandon Rindahl
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Brandon Rindahl, of Elcho, died Friday, July 4, 2014 as a result of an ATV accident. He was 41 years old. He was born on July 7, 1972 in Pinellas Park, FL a son of Patricia (Hess) Garner of Apopka, FL and the late Marshall Rindahl.

He was a bartender in the Post Lake area and a member of the ATV Club.

He was an avid fisherman typically joined by his lake family including Don, Dennis, Mike, Big Bill and many others.

In addition to his mother survivors include a daughter, Brandee Westphal, Elderon; a sister, Rebecca (Doug) Flanders of Grand Forks, ND; a brother, Matthew (Susan) Rindahl of Deerbrook; and nieces and nephews, Levi, Emily, Amber, Christian and Andrew Flanders.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Fischer Sunset View Resort on Post Lake.

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Fischer Sunset View
11594 Post Lake Drive
Elcho, Wisconsin 54428
2:00 PM

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B Bill Johnson on Aug 10, 2015

Im so blown away right now. Brandon so many times I wanted to call Sunset and see if they had seen you. Hunter still asks when he can see you again.
Brandon you were the best man in my wedding and one of the best friends I will ever have.
You lived life on the edge and never looked back

You will be so missed
Love you man


C Cheryl Pikulik on Jul 12, 2014

We were just getting to really know you and had fallen in love with your personality, your wit, your smile and most of all your hugs! You will be missed. Rest in peace and may the good lord hug you!

Joe and Cheryl Pikulik

L Lisa & Mike Losinski on Jul 12, 2014

Brandon, I still can't believe that your gone! It's now been a week since your passing & since the last time that we got to see & talk to you. When you stopped over to our Post lake home Friday July 4th, you were in such "Good spirit's & couldn't wait to head over to Pickerel to begin your weekend Birthday celebrations. When asked what you've been up to since seeing you the 2 weeks prior when we were up, you Smiled that large Brandon smile of yours and answered, "You know me... "I'm just living the dream!! Who would have ever thought that that would be the very last time that we'd ever see you... :"(
I'd like to Thank you for being such a loving, caring, giving person, my bodyguard/Big Brother (When needed), an awesome bartender, for always making us Laugh & Smile and for being a good friend to us along with always making us feel Welcome no mater where we met you out or ran into you when out and about!! We always looked forward to seeing you when we were up North. Many fond memories that we'll never forget. There will for always be a hole in the heart of Post lake without you as you've touched the hearts & souls of many! No one will ever be able to fill those big shoes. One last ((BIGHUG)) until we meet again. Love and miss ya buddy!

J Junior and Christy Monnot on Jul 11, 2014

...Funny how the good ones go
Too soon, but the good Lord knows
The reasons why, I guess.

Sometimes the greater plan
Is kinda hard to understand
Right now it don't make sense
I can't make it all make sense.

So I'm gonna sit right here
On the edge of this pier
Watch the sunset disappear
And drink a beer.

So long my friend
Until we meet again
I'll remember you
And all the times that we used to...

(From the song "Drink A Beer" by Luke Bryan)

Rest in peace, my friend.

R Russ & Mary on Jul 11, 2014

Brandon was a very good friend and buddy- always ready to lend a helping hand if needed, and always good for some laughs. We think of you so often and miss you a lot.

M Melanie Zaverousky on Jul 11, 2014

A great guy with a great sense of humor. We shared some good times, and I will miss him.

J Jim & Mary on Jul 10, 2014

To our friend, "Brandon". What can I say except you will be missed by Mary and I. You touched our lives like few others could. From the little time at the camper we had together "including the hair cuts" to picking up your dog that night but, that's what friends do. It's hard to believe that God could take such a special person who did so much for other people. He must have needed you. Missed by your other two Post Lake Family members.

B Brandee Westphal on Jul 10, 2014

This is your daughter here.. wanting to say i love you! and to show you how much i look like you!

H Harry & Arlette Puls on Jul 10, 2014

The Children brought Brandon home as a stray about 20 years ago and he has been a part of our Family ever since. He calls me MOM and Harry Dad. He never missed our birthdays or Mother and Fathers day. Sometimes I would get called to the front office and there would be a gift of flowers with a another gift for my garden. The happiest time was when I brought him home the cutest chocolate puppy that he immediately named Brandy after his daughter. As many in his life know they became inseparable, even though she ate his truck from the inside out starting with the visors then the entire bench seat. He spent many hours training her and she was proud to show what she knew. The only time she ever got upset was on the 4th of July parties and there was a miss hap and a mortar shot through the sop wall leaving a gapping whole and landing next to Brandy. Another time I thought no one was home and I dropped off a large Christmas box of home made goodies well you can guess what happened when she came out of the back room where she had been sleeping. We are so pleased she was put to rest in our back yard we will watch out for her forever. Every time Dad picks apples from the Fathers day gifts of trees from Brandon he will be happy to have known our boy. When Sundays come and I don't get my weekly call a piece of me will wither. Brandon brought more joy to our lives than I can begin to share. We are honored to call him Son.

j judy and chuck melzer on Jul 10, 2014

Matt and family:So sorry to hear of your loss.I did not know Brandon but hear he was a wonderful guy.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Wish we could help in some way.God Bless You
Judy and Chuck Melzer

B Bob & Carol on Jul 10, 2014

Brandon, not only were you our Post Lake neighbor, but you were also a great friend with a big heart! We looked forward to getting together with you whether it was ATVing, snowmobiling, or just at one of the local bars. You always made us laugh. It was a joy to be around you. We will miss you a ton my friend!

L Lyn on Jul 10, 2014

L Leigh Schuh on Jul 10, 2014

A better friend is hard to find! You will be missed by all, especially your "Post Lake Family". Rest in Peace buddy, Leigh Schuh

J Jenny Malueg Westphal on Jul 10, 2014

What to say he was my first love.. we lived down the road from each other basically all our lives. On of the things he used to say to me when i would ride my bike, He would yell out ( Dam I wish I were a bike seat!!!) I would be so embarrassed he would just laugh. Many great times hunting, swimming and just hangin out. June 14th 1994 our daughter Brandee Lynn was born. Greatest day in my life!!!!Unfortunately things between us did not last. Brandon and Brandee just started talking and texting each other in April. He helped her with a down payment on her car. Thank You again. They both wanted to meet and get to know each other sooo badly. All the looking forward of meeting her dad.I still think about our phone call making plans to meet finally on July 5th for the first time in twenty years to see each other. I just wish plans stayed and this would of never happened and that Brandee and brandon would of got the chance that they deserve. How truely heart broken we both are. You should be here.... Please forgive me and remember that I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU AND YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED!!!

D Don Hofstetter on Jul 9, 2014

B Bonnie Hofstetter on Jul 9, 2014

Brandon I know that you are in heaven with all your loved ones.Our loss is awful but I am so greatful that I got to see you and hug you. I will miss you honey. love you very much

B Bob & Lynn Olive on Jul 9, 2014

Brandon always made you feel like you were important-even while he was making fun of you. Always a good time. We will definitely miss him.
Bob & Lynn

S Staci Arndt on Jul 9, 2014

i only knew Brandon for a short while but in the time I did I want to thank him for all the good hearted laughs. For putting fun into the Paikowski family's life. it's been a great joy and pleasure knowing you and I hope you rest in peace. You were a great man.

T Tom and Linda Paikowski on Jul 9, 2014

Brandon (Buddha) you will be missed. Prayers and thoughts to the lake family.

V Vickie Rodig and family on Jul 9, 2014

Rest in peace sweet Brandon. Prayers to you all. Keep the good memories in your heart and call on them in time of need. Love you! Vickie and Bob Rodig, Green Bay Wi.

D Donna Bazille on Jul 9, 2014

I will very truly miss Brandon.We always had a family Christmas Eve party and he started coming with Justin. He always said When he walked in let the party begin I am here and everyone would laugh. We considered him part of the family. The last two years he never came and he was truly missed by all. The last time I seen him he was at Sunset Bay Resort in pickerel. We had a couple of shots together. I will cherish that memory the rest of my life. He had a way of lifting your spirits up when you were down. He was always smiling and happy. His life was cut way too short and I will miss his laugh and smiling face. Brandon you were one of a kind! May you rest in peace! Love ya Donna

D Deb Strong on Jul 8, 2014

Lots of good memories with Brandon. Liked his crazy funny personality from the first day I met him working at Seidl farms. We became good friend. Shared lots of laughter and fun at Windreaker. You will be missed my friend. :(

D Dave Bera on Jul 8, 2014

Im so sorry for the death of Brandon I went to school with him. All our prayers go out to him!

C Chad on Jul 8, 2014

Sorry to hear another member of the Class if '91 has fallen. I have not seen Brandon a lot since high school but I did run into him at a Pelican Lake tavern last year. It was great to catch up. Fun was had by all. My thoughts and prays go out to all of his family and friends.

H Hackmaster and Day famies on Jul 8, 2014

You were out favorite bartender, we enjoyed playing dice games and all thie funny t-shirts you wore, we will miss you greatly!

B Brandee Westphal on Jul 8, 2014

B Bobby n Carlene Scherr on Jul 8, 2014

We will miss you :( Always looked forward to seeing you when we would get up north. You had a wonderful smile, and you a big hug for me. Girls weekend won't be the same without our favorite bartender. ♥ God Bless you. ♡

T Tom Stencil on Jul 8, 2014

You are a great guy... will miss the talks and fun we had together. Your friends and family will sure miss you as will I. I hope to see you on the flip-side. Keep a cold one for me.

F Faith on Jul 8, 2014

I remember when Austin and I would always tap on the bar and he would give us the little evil eye and then smile.... Miss and Love You Butters....

M Matt, Austin and Faith on Jul 8, 2014

Words can't say how much my kids and I will Miss Butters.. Our Prayers to all his family...

G Gary & Sandy on Jul 8, 2014

Brandon, you will be missed. Always had a cheer you up story and never afraid to say hi or how ya doing. We always enjoyed your company. I believe you were enjoying yourself fully when tragedy struck.


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Matt, Becky...Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and your loss is shared by all of us down here.

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Hey dad... i hope your doing well up there, i wish things could have been way different.. but i am blessed that i got the chance to at least talk to you before this tragedy happened.. you sounded like


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