Nita Dorice Brantner

10/15/1946 - 10/25/2023


Obituary For Nita Dorice Brantner

Nita D. Brantner, 77, of the Township of Brunswick passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Nita was born on October 15, 1946, to Millard and Fonda (Irwin) Secaur in Platteville, Wisconsin. She married William Brantner on Nov 5, 1966, at St. Patrick’s Church in Eau Claire. She worked at American Family Insurance and Harmon Solutions group. She retired in 2012.

She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, making crafts, and sharing her gifts with her family and friends. She was always at her kids and grandkids activities and enjoyed sharing those stories with anyone who would listen. Her chocolate chip cookies were shared by everyone who called her “mom”. Her positive attitude and smile drew everyone to her, and she always had a way of making you feel special.

Nita is survived by her husband, William Brantner; her daughter, Wendy Simon (Steve); her son, Michael Brantner (Jodi); Her grandchildren, Ashley (Brandon), Samantha, Alicia, Tessa, and Tyler; Her great grandchildren, Henry, Phil, Harper, Brooks and one more great granddaughter due in November. Also, her bonus grandchildren, Samantha (TJ) and Eric (Hanna).

Nita was preceded in death by her infant son, Jon and her parents, Millard and Fonda Secaur.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday November 4th from 1 pm to 4 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel in Eau Claire. Private burial will follow the visitation.

The family would like to extend a big thank you to the medical staff at Sacred Heart Hospital, but especially to her newfound family on 6th floor. The care and compassion they showed was deeply appreciated.


4 Nov


01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Smith Funeral Chapel 2222 London Rd Eau Claire, WI 54701 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 11/04/2023

    Nita was like a second mother to me when I was in high school. Nita had a warm smile, a wonderful laugh, and always made me feel like I was part of the Brantner family. I will cherish those memories for the rest of my life. Nita helped to raise wonderful children and grandchildren; her son Michael has been, and will be, one of my dearest friends. My deepest sympathies to all of Nita's family and friends as I know that she was loved and cherished by all who knew her. Sean O'Brien

  • 10/29/2023

    She was a beautiful person and sister. Will miss her immensely. Prayers and love for all of her family.

  • 10/29/2023

    I am so sorry for your loss. Nita was a beautiful lady who in many ways reminded me of my own Mom. She didn't exactly take me under her wing, but she was ALWAYS the first one to offer help & support. Such a warm, good hearted, compassionate person. May your memories bring you comfort.

  • 10/28/2023

    Will miss you immensely dear sister. No more pain and fighting to get better. Love ❤️ you. Love also to Bill, Wendy and Mike and their families. Rest in peace.

  • 10/28/2023

    My condolences to the family she was an amazing coworker and friend. She was like a mom to me such an amazing person she will be truly missed.

  • 10/27/2023


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    Melinda DeMars sent The Peace Lily for Nita Dorice Brantner - 11/01/2023

    Love from your Sacred Heart Family.

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    Shelley Janke sent Peace & Serenity Dishgarden for Nita Dorice Brantner - 10/31/2023

    Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your entire family. From your friends at the Eau Claire County Humane Association

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