Obituary: Darrell Counard

Darrell Counard, 79, of Brussels, passed away on April 23, 2016.  He was born on April 27, 1936 to Ervin and Julia (Miller) Counard.  On July 19, 1958, he married Audrey Willems at St. Francis Xavier Church in Brussels.

Darrell owned and operated Coun’s “C” Club in Brussels for 49 years.  He loved the supper club business and enjoyed the many people he and Audrey served throughout the years. He and his brothers built Woodland Acres Campgrounds on the family farm, which is now known as Quietwoods South.

Darrell was a member of the Brussels Lions Club for 50 years and was a recipient of the Melvin Jones Award.  He was a charter member of the Southern Door Snowmobile Club and the BUG Fire Department.  He served the BUG Fire Dept. for 42 years.

He liked spending time at the family cabin in Wausaukee and hunting with his son, grandson and other relatives.  Darrell especially enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, son Jack (Debbie) Counard, Brussels; 3 grandchildren, Jason (Katie) Counard, Brussels; Alyssa Counard, Green Bay; and Jamie (Kevin) Davister, Champion; 4 great-grandchildren, Sophia, Alex, Emilie, and Lauren; siblings: Gene (Elva) Counard, Scottsburg, IN; Jim Counard, Brussels; Al (Diane) Counard, Green Bay; Lee (Joliene) Counard, Green Bay; and Carlton (Fran) Counard, Appleton; in-laws: Carol (John) Long, Green Bay; Cletus (Carol) Willems, New Franken; Dennis (Sandy) Willems, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law John and Dorothy Willems, son Greg, granddaughter Heather, in-laws: Marilyn and Arnold Grovogel, Carole Counard, Lee and Rose Willems.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday, April 29, 2016 at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish in Brussels with Deacon Paul Zenefski officiating.  Burial will be in Stevenson Cemetery.  Friends may call on Thursday from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Forbes Funeral Home and at the church on Friday from 10:00 am until the time of service.

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