Parker Aaron Braatz

Parker Aaron Braatz, age 20, of Endeavor, passed away on December 6, 2020 at Wausau Hospital. In the unexpected tragedy of his passing, Parker gave one final gift through donating his organs to help others in need.

Parker was born February 8, 2000 in Portage to Bill and Erin Braatz. He graduated from Portage High School in 2018. He loved music, hanging out with his friends, and living life to its fullest. You never saw him without a smile on his face. He was liked by many and loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Parker will be missed by all the people whose lives he touched and though he was only with us for a short time he will never be forgotten.

He is survived by his parents, Bill and Erin Braatz; sisters, Shyan Kranzusch, Lizzy Braatz (Kole Dorn), and Ella Braatz; brother, Alex Braatz; niece, Paisley Kranzusch; nephew, Teddy Kranzusch; grandparents, Rosie Barron, and Richard Braatz Sr.; great-grandparents, Sonny and Pat Barron; special friends, Jordan, Emily H., Danielle, and Emily B.; his cat, Echo; aunts, uncles, cousins and many other friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Guy Ellis, and Louise Braatz, and his uncles, Dan Winske, and Don Winske.

Visitation will take place from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage. Social distancing rules will be observed at the funeral home with a limit of 50 people attending at one time. Masks will be required and, if necessary, provided.  Burial will be held at a later date as Parker’s wishes were to be buried in a living urn with a Willow tree sapling where he will help to nourish and grow the tree.

For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)