Brad Corry, 34, Wausau, and formally of Superior, went home to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, December 29, 2013, at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau, Wis. following a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Marinette, Wis. on January 17, 1979, the son of Timothy and Laura (Bassen) Corry.
Brad graduated from Northwestern High School in Maple and received his degree from UW-Superior in Economics and Finance. Brad married Deanna Rantala on October 11, 2008, in Poplar Wis. and had recently celebrated five years of marriage. Brad serviced his country in the United States Marine Corp. from 1997 to 2005 and was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sargent. Brad was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and hiking. He enjoyed reading, weight lifting and football. Brad played at Northwestern High School and for Superior Stampede. Brad also enjoyed wrestling with his two sons.
Brad is survived by his wife, Deanna, Wausau; two sons: Gunnar and Finn Corry, Wausau; his mother, Laura (Glenn) Johnson, Beaverton, Ore.; his father, Timothy (Wendy) Corry, Lake Nebagamon, Wis.; one sister, Jessica (Jared) Gehl, Lake Nebagamon, Wis.; one brother, Aaron Corry, Superior, Wis.; maternal grandparents: Leonard and Carol Bassen, Menomonee, Mich. and Joan Johnson, Milwaukee, Wis.; paternal grandparents: John and Margaret Corry, Marinette, Wis. and Jeff and Diana Buhr, Lake Nebagamon, Wis.; his father and mother-in-law, Clifford and Lynn Rantala, Oulu, Wis.; many sisters and brothers-in-law and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins. Brad is preceded in death by his grandfather, Don Johnson, Sr.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue until the 1 p.m. Funeral Service on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Bayside Baptist Church, 3915 North 16th Street, Superior, with Pastor Mark Pavola, officiating. Pallbearers for the service will be Thor Kurtz, Chad Flowers, Aaron Corry, Jessica Gehl, Gregg Vial and Greg Kurtz.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the "Be the Match" Foundation associated with the National Bone Marrow Donors Program or the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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