History Of Patches and Logo

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1960 - 1977                              1978 - 1993                           1994 - 2009                       2010 - Current      



Past Members in Alphabetic Order

Steve Ames Dale Kromke
Rick Anderson Mark Kruger
Jarod Benson Lyndon Lawrynk - D
Brian Bettin Randy Le June
Gary Brosinski Brian Lee
Tracy Cadagan Harvey Lee Cade
LaVern Dahl Carol Lehmann
Arlen Dahlke D Dennis Leis
Mike Davis – D Rodney Leis
Terry Davis – D LaVern Leis - D
Steve Davis Jeff Long
Dave DeGarmo Adam Malin
James DeLong Nick Meinents
Mike Elliot – D Chet Melcher
Marvin Elsen Randy Mikkelson
Tom Elsen Donald Morrison - D
Arnie Erickson Jeffrey Morrison - D
Lucas Evans Eric Newbury
Dave Fagan – D Tony Nickelatti
Jerry Frank Bill Noefke
Bart Furman Dan O’Dean
Jana Furman Jason Olson
Kevin Gobel Dave Paddock
Roger Groesch Melvin Penkalski - D
John Gross Dave Ross

Dale Groth

Justin Groth

William Russell - D
Mark Hanson Dennis Schlicht
Barry Haydysch Sylvester Schlicht - D
Bret Haydysch Ernie Schroeder
Brian Haydysch - D Spencer Sedelmeyer
Clarence Haydysch John Smith
Mark Helgeson Jesse Solumn
Karl Hendricksen John Sordahl
Tim Hess CJ Sordahl
Bob Hofmeister Larry Stellner
Callie Hofmeister Robert Von Ruden - D
Dwight Horton Robert Woodhouse
Roger Huebner Cale Woodhouse
Paul Jelen Ryan Woodhouse
Phil Jordan Mike Young
Bill Kabat David Zink
LeRoy Kerska  Dawn Zink
Norman Krause  William (Glen) Cox - D
  William (Bud) Gonia - D
  Bernard “Rudy” Wopat – D

Fire Chiefs In Order

Tim Hanson, Chief - D


Fred Schnover, Chief - D


Eugene Fanello,Chief- D


James LeJuene, Chief - D


Irvin Dahlke, Chief - D


John Tully, Chief


James Willenberg, Chief


Daryl Steinke, Chief


Joseph Pfaff, Chief





On Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 7 pm Asst Chief Brian Haydysch passed away. 
Chief Haydysch was a member of Stoddard Bergen Fire Department for 41 years. He joined the department at age 18. During this time, Brian has served almost every Officer Position on the department including Trustee, Secretary, Fire Lieutenant, 1st Responder Lieutenant, Captain, Second Assistant Chief and his current position, Assistant Chief. 
Brian’s training is vast and detailed. His training includes State Certified - Fire Fighter II, Haz-Mat Technician, Vehicle Extrication Technician, Water & Ice Rescue, Rope Rescue and Wild Land Fire Fighting. Brian’s knowledge of emergency services runs very deep. Brian’s father also was a long-running member of the department and served as Assistant Fire Chief before he retired. Brian’s years of experience benefit the community and people he has helped. 
In 1982 Brian and four other members of the department saw the need for medical care for the community before an ambulance arrived. They did many fundraisers to purchase the equipment and training for the department to be one of the 1st organizations to have – First Responders/Fire Departments in the State of Wisconsin. 
Over the years Brian has served on countless committees for the department for equipment and vehicle purchases along with chair and co-chair positions for fundraiser events like the “Annual Big Walleye Tournament”.
Brian always had a calm and organized diligence about him. His vast experience in firefighting and responding to emergencies made him a valuable asset for a positive outcome in any event. During the Flood and Landslides of 2007 in Stoddard, our department of 30 responded to over 40 emergencies in less than 48hrs. Brian and 1 other firefighter remained at the station to prioritize, answer phone calls and dispatch trucks to the calls. Because of the overwhelming calls, Vernon County was not able to communicate with our department via radio.
During this time Brian and another 1st responder delivered a baby on the station apron. The mother and father were unable to drive to La Crosse due to a home that had slid off the bluff and was blocking State Hwy35.
Brian was a Special Warden for the DNR for 14 years, a police officer for 6 years for the Village of Stoddard in the early 80’s. Since 1983 Brian has been a Mail Carrier for the US Postal Service. Brian was also an instructor he has taught Hazard Material for Western Wisconsin Technical College, Boater Safety for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and 100’s of in-house training for the Stoddard-Bergen Fire Department and other neighboring communities.