Sergeant First Class Dustin Brede died as the result of a tragic motorcycle accident September 23, 2017 in Phenix City, AL, just days after celebrating his official retirement from the US Army. He was 42 years old.

Dustin and his twin brother Dennis were born on February 14, 1975 in Milwaukee to William and Vickie Hintz Brede. The family moved to Port Washington in 1979. Dustin attended school in Port Washington and Elkhart Lake before graduating from Port Washington High School with the Class of 1994.

Following school, Dustin enlisted in the US Army. He was stationed in Germany, Ft. Benning, GA and Ft. Bragg, NC where he served with the 3rd Ranger Battalion and the Special Forces Command. He was a former Airborne Ranger, completing over 100 jumps and was just shy of Jumpmaster status. SFC Brede had deployed 14 times to Iraq and Afghanistan, and had just participated in his retirement ceremony, but was still active duty until February 1st, 2018.

On April 24, 2015, Dustin was united in marriage with Nicole Allaire in Phenix City, AL. He was looking forward to being a stay-home dad and spending time with his three sons, the most recent of whom had just joined the family September 15th.

Dustin was an avid hunter and gun collector. He loved riding his Harley and held membership in the Ranger Brotherhood and KMS, both military Harley groups. SFC Brede was participating in a charity ride for a fellow Ranger at the time of his accident.

Survivors include his wife Nicole and sons Cole, Kaleb and Charles, all of Fort Mitchell, AL, parents Vickie (George) Zukaitis of Port Washington and William (Donna) Brede of Elkhart Lake, parents-in-law Richard & Nina Allaire of Kearny, NJ, and siblings Dennis “DJ” (Heather) Brede of Port Washington, Erik (friend Jodi Franklin) of Port Washington, Tiffany (Jason) Bartz of Fredonia and Billie Jean Brede of Sheboygan Falls. He is further survived by step-brothers Nathan Bohn of Winter, WI, Matthew (Angela) Bohn of Plymouth, brother-in-law Justin (Jeryl) Allaire of Kearny, NJ, nieces and nephews: Emma, Maggie, Austin, Thoren, Serita and Brianna, other family and many friends.

Funeral Services were Monday, October 2nd at 7PM at First Congregational Church, 131 N. Webster Street in Port Washington. Pastor Jeff Suddendorf presided. The family received visitors at the church on Monday from 3-6PM, with a family interlude from 6-7PM before services. Military Honors were rendered following the service.

The Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com .

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