It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Paxton Armbruster, 15, who passed away unexpectedly at his home on February 15, 2022.
Paxton was born August 13, 2006, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay. Even after childhood illness and many trips to Children’s Hospital, Paxton proved to the world how strong he was. He was a great big brother and he brought a smile to everyone he met. Paxton always wanted to please everyone and be the best at everything he participated in. He was perfect in our eyes.
Paxton attended Mishicot High School, where he was an active member in every club and sport he could participate in. He was a member of FFA, music theater, choir, student government, NJHS (Middle School), police cadets, football, basketball and baseball. Prior to high school, Paxton was also involved in wrestling, cross country, track and golf. But Paxton LOVED baseball. Baseball was year round in Paxton’s eyes, as he also played for ISA, which became a second home and family for him.
Everything that Paxton did, he did with passion at 100 percent. He didn’t want to let anyone down. Volunteering was also something that Paxton was very passionate about. You could always see him volunteering at basketball tournaments, tutoring students, working on the M.E.C.C.A. Trail, helping make wreaths, working at Camp Invention, or just finding younger kids to play games with. People looked up to Paxton and he never looked for any recognition. He did these things because of his kind heart. His smile was infectious.
When not playing a sport or volunteering, Paxton also loved hunting with his grandpa or family friends, camping with family, fishing with friends, teaching his brother new tricks or spending time with Rylie. Paxton had just received his driving temps and he loved driving the family around everywhere. Paxton had so many friends that he left behind, but those closest to his heart that will become new honorary siblings for Greyson include Kayden, Nolan, Preston, Nick, Luke, Carter, Rylie, Wyatt, Lyncon, Hudson, Emersyn, Grant, Brant, Brian and Bryce. Paxton was an amazing kid with a big heart who would drop anything to help others. He loved you all!
Survivors include his parents, Nic and Becky Armbruster, Mishicot; his brother, Greyson Armbruster; his grandparents, Butch and Julie Roth, Campbellsport, John and Barb Armbruster, Green Bay; his aunts and uncles, Tiffany and Derek Strande, Neenah, Jenny and Brandon Oleck, DePere, Becky and Nick Goad, Green Bay; cousins, Allie, Isabella and Gretchen Strande of Neenah, Brooklyn Oleck of Green Bay, and Chloe and Hazel Goad of Green Bay; great-grandfather, Robert Lindsley, Campbellsport; special friend, Rylie Sosnosky; and many friends and family members that loved and cherished him.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Charlene Lindsley, Campbellsport; great-grandparents, John and Dolores Armbruster, Milwaukee, Dave and Connie Roth, Campbellsport, Leonard and Lucille Goss, Beaver Dam; and a great-aunt, Janet Tietz, Beaver Dam.
The family would like to send sincere thanks to the Mishicot Rescue Squad, specifically Teresa Becker and Paul Benfield; the Manitowoc Sheriff’s Department, Officer Paul Granger, Jerilyn Owen, the many friends and families that have stopped in and helped with meals and hugs, the entire Mishicot Community and School District, Two Rivers School District, Manitowoc Lincoln High School, Reedsville Girls’ Basketball, Lakeland University Baseball Team, Impact Sports Academy and everyone else that participated in PaxtonProud/Jerseys for Paxton. You are all amazing and we cannot express our gratitude. We have always been proud to be part of this community, but this is overwhelming. We also want to thank our close friends that have been with us every day or set up funds for Paxton, including Sara, Amanda, Phil, Collin, Sheri, Jill, Jacque, Cassie, Kayla, Jody, Liz and Joylyn. We do not know what we would have done without your support every day since Paxton was taken from us.
Friends and family can gather to praise and share memories of Paxton on Thursday, February 24, from 2-6 p.m. at St. Peter the Fisherman Parish, 3201 Mishicot Rd. in Two Rivers. A Catholic funeral mass will follow at 6 p.m. at the church. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in Mishicot at a later date.
Online condolences may be sent to the Armbruster family by visiting www. dejamartin.com. A memorial fund will be set up in Paxton’s name. The Lambert-Eckert Funeral Home of Mishicot is assisting the Armbruster family with funeral arrangements.
Thank you for the amazing support and love. We love you all! Hug your kids and always say “I love you!”