1960 - 1977

1960 - 1977

1978 - 1993

1994 - 2009

2010 - Current

Past Members in Alphabetic

Adam Malin
Alex Channell
Arlen Dahlke D
Arnie Erickson - D
Barin Bettin
Barry Haydysch
Bart Furman
Bernard "Rudy" Wopat - D
Bill Kabat
Bill Noefke
Bob Hofmeister
Bret Haydysch - D
Brian Haydysch
Brian Lee
Cale Woodhouse
Callie Hofmeister
Carol Lehmann
Chet Melcher
CJ Sordahl
Clarence Haydysch - D
Dale Groth
Dale Kromke
Dan O'Dean
Dave DeGarmo
Dave Fagan - D
Dave Paddock
Dave Ross
David Zink
Dawn Zink
Dennis Leis
Dennis Schlicht
Donald Morrison - D
Dwight Horton
Eric Newbury
Ernie Schroeder
Gary Brosinski - D
Harvey Lee Cade
James Delong
Jana Furman
Jarod Benson
Jason Olson
Jeff Long                                      
Jeffrey Matson
Jeffrey Morrison - D
Jerry Frank
Jesse Solumn
John Gross
John Smith
John Sordahl
Justin Groth
Karl Hendricksen
Kevin Gobel
Kucas Evans
Larry Stellner
LaVern Dahl
LaVern Leis - D
LeRoy Kerska
Lyndon Lawrynk - D
Mark Hanson
Mark Helgeson
Mark Kruger
Mark Peterson
Marvin Elsen
Melvin Penkalski - D
Mike Davis - D
Mike Elliot - D
Mike Young
Nick Meinents
Norman Krause
Paul Jelen
Phil Jordan
Randy Le June
Randy Mikkelson
Rick Anderson
Robert Von Ruden - D
Robert Woodhouse
Rodney Leis
Roger Groesch
Roger Huebner
Spencer Sedelmeyer
Steve Ames
Steve Davis
Sylvester Schlicht - D
Terry Davis- D
Tim Hess
Tom Elsen
Tony  Nickelatti
Tracy Cadagan
William (Bud) Gonia - D
William (Glen) Cox - D
William Russel - D

Fire Chiefs In Order

Tim Hanson, Chief - D
John Tully, Chief
Fred Schnover, Chief - D
James Willenberg, Chief - 1983-1998
Eugene Fanello, Chief - D
Daryl Steinke, Chief - 1998-2009
James LeJuene, Chief - D
Joseph Pfaff, Chief - 2009-2022
Brian Lehmann - 2023 - Current
Irvin Dahlke, Chief - D

On Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 7 pm Asst Chief Brian Haydysch passed away. Chief Haydysch was a member of the Stoddard Bergen Fire Department for 41 years. He joined the department at age 18. During this time, Brian has served almost every Officer Position in 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 was also 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 the 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 48 hours. 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 could not 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 could not drive to La Crosse due to a home that had slid off the bluff and was blocking State Highway 35.