On Friday, November 12, 2021, Gorilla (Brad Brouillard), a loving husband, father, and friend to all passed away after a year and eight-month long battle with liver and lung cancer.
Gorilla was born on December 13, 1970, in Appleton, WI to Sylvester “Bud” and Helen (Coonen) Brouillard. Gorilla worked for Menards for 17 years, then three years ago he went to work for the Veteran’s Clinic as a security guard. He loved riding motorcycles with his wife LauraLee, friends, and his brothers and sisters from A.R.M. and R.W.R. Gorilla also loved spending time with his loved ones, his dogs, and his work as DJ. In his early 20s, Gorilla started his life journey into recovery where he joined A.R.M., where he made an impact on the numerous lives he crossed paths with. Gorilla was never afraid to speak his mind and always had everyone’s best interest. It is nearly impossible to put into words what an amazing and kindhearted a person Gorilla was.
Gorilla was survived by his wife LauraLee Clement, daughter Emily Nowak, stepdaughters Lindsey (Eric) Krause and Sierra Pecher, grandchildren Gannin and AddyMae Nowak and Nash Krause, aunts Marylu Coonen and Roseanne Trahn, cousins, and many friends.
Gorilla is preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation for Gorilla will be held at Wichmann Funeral Homes, 537 N. Superior Street, On Friday November 19th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Additional visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday November 20th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM with a 1:00 PM funeral service.