Deanne M. Brandt (Kruse)

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Deanne Marie

Passed away on Friday, November 25, 2022 at the age of 53. Beloved wife of Robert J. Loving mother of Matthew (Aivy) Baglien, Megan Brandt. Dear Grandmother of Owen and Oliver Baglien. Dear Daughter of Millie Brown (Meskin) and (the late Gary Kruse). Sister of Danny (Mei) Kruse, Steve Brown. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Deanne had the biggest heart. She will be forever remembered for her many creative talents such as cake decorating, floral designs, sewing and anything that she was asked of, she went above and beyond to make it perfect. She would never hesitate to help anyone in need. Always putting everyone before herself. Dee impacted so many lives. 

She attended Greendale High School. She worked many different positions in food service and retail for most of her life. Her passion was to simply help others and make them happy. Dee spent the majority of her life in the Milwaukee area but always had the dream and vision to move up north to Crivitz, Wisconsin and live with her mother. 

Over the past summer she religiously took the 3 hour trip up there every other weekend. That seemed to be her comfort place. As a daughter and mother she was always very generous, loving and kind. She spoiled her two children so much and this continued onto her life as a grandmother which started 4 years ago. She was just so ecstatic that her family was growing and she had more people she can love and spoil. 

Deanne was proceeded in death by her father (Gary Kruse), her first husband (Douglas Baglien), her grandparents (Tony and Gene Meskin), grandparents (Jack and Etta Kruse), aunt and uncle (Georgia and Lee Stockwell), aunt and uncle (Beverly and Gary Wagner), mother in law and father in law (Jim and Mary Ann Brandt) and mother in law (Joanne Baglien).


A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 3:00pm-6:00pm with a Service at 5:30pm at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME 9200 S. 27th St. Oak Creek.



9200 S. 27th St.

Oak Creek, WI 53154



  1. Sabrina Little December 1, 2022 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. Dee was a beautiful woman. She had a lot of patience, a lot of love. Dee took the time to show me how to decorate cakes from scratch. Also allowed me to be me when I needed to vent. She was one of my most loved appreciated and guarded associates that worked for me. Correction, she was not my associate at work. She was my friend in my equal. I will miss her.

  2. Michael & Dorie Petitt December 1, 2022 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Dee was our cherished friend and neighbor. She welcomed us into her family and life with great love and enthusiasm. She included us in everything. We felt like we belonged in her life as a result of her love and kindness. She was a source of laughter and joy in our lives. She lives on in our hearts and treasured memories. We are blessed to have shared 14 amazing years. We love you Dee. We always will. Watch over us sweet friend.

  3. Kaity B December 2, 2022 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    To the entire family- There are not enough words in the world to describe what an amazing woman Dee was. I worked with Dee for 5 years in the same area and the love and devotion she had for her family and the people she loved was her most distinguished feature. She spoke about you all with such pride and love that we felt like we knew you aswell. Every moment she was alive, you all were all right there within her every essence, in every instance, even while away from her and that kind of love doesn’t end. She will continue to be with you, proud of you, boasting of you, nagging on you [with love], only from the other side. A love that strong could never truly die and I know she will continue to watch over the ones she loves just as she always has.

    To a soul that was larger than life itself – thank you Dee. Thank you for looking out for me in all the ways that you did. Thank you for saving my butt all the times that you did. Thank you for being a great cheerleader but also giving me the harsh truth when I needed it. Thank you for trying to help me get out of a toxic place even when I wasnt fully ready to accept the help. Thank you for bringing me plates of your cheesy potatoes. Thank you for laughing at my jokes and rallying to get the team shirts that called us “Dee’s Nuts” even though management was not having it. Lol. I will never forget all the things you did for me, or all the times you were just there for me emotionally. You were an amazing woman and the world is a better place because you were in it. You impacted so many with your kind gestures and loving heart.

    Megan, my heart is with you through these hard times and if you ever need someone to talk to please reach out. I have been through this and it’s not easy. Your mother saw the universe in you and I never want you to forget that. Here or not, she loves you and is proud of you. You are her firework! now and forever and I am here for you if you ever want to talk.

  4. Linn Walloch December 3, 2022 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Dear Millie, although we haven’t been in touch for a very long time, I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful and compassionate daughter! 🙏🙏🙏

  5. Debbie Herber December 12, 2022 at 1:09 am - Reply

    To Millie and the family of Dee. Words can not express my sadness. May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time. With loving memories of Dee 💕

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