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Brett Steven Holte

April 16, 1987 — March 15, 2024


Brett Steven Holte, 36, of Madison, passed away Friday, March 15th, 2024.

Brett was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin on April 16, 1987 to Steve and Mary Holte.  Brett graduated from Westby High School in 2005, and from UW-Madison in 2009, with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications Science and Rhetorical Studies.  Brett was employed at American Family Insurance as a Lead Data Analyst for the Finance team.

Everyone who knew Brett loved him. He was  kind, smart, funny, outgoing, and very generous. Brett loved to cook and try new recipes, go out to dinner, travel, and check out supper clubs.  He enjoyed attending plays and concerts, watching the Packers and Badgers, and going to city festivals.  The Terrace was his favorite place on earth.  Brett loved his puppy, Bette, and spending time with his family and friends.

Brett is survived by his parents, Steve Holte and Mary Holte (Chris Treleven); sister, Leah (Patrick) Fanella, and their sons, Jenson and Bennett; sister Kylee (Aaron) Kasar, and their daughter, Madison; partner Colin Langan; paternal grandmother, Pat Holte; maternal grandfather, Keith Tainter; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Brett was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Verdel Holte; maternal grandmother, Marian Tainter; aunts, Bonnie Holte, Terrie Haugen, and Lorie Brown; uncles, David Holte and Arne Haugen; cousins, Erik Haugen and Alycia Brown.

Brett was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, and friend, and he will be missed by all who knew him.  

A private burial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials can be sent to Mary Holte, 302 Ulland Avenue, Westby, Wisconsin 54667 to be distributed to Brett's favorite charities.

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3325 E, Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53704 
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