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About Us

What Makes BCU Different?

When you walk through our doors, you can expect to be treated to a warm welcome, outstanding service, and the confidence in knowing that you are a member of a credit union that makes you feel comfortable and at home.

When you come to us for a loan to make a new home or auto purchase possible, you can expect to be treated with respect, get a fair deal and benefit from a solution that is designed for your specific need.

When you call Brokaw Credit Union, you can expect that your call will be answered by a real person, not a machine, and that the person answering your call is dedicated to finding you the right person to work with, right away.

When you are considering how you want to access your money, you can expect us to provide you with a variety of options including online and mobile banking, centralized office location, phone service and a fee-free ATM – and we will look forward to serving you, no matter which method you choose.

And we expect you to be continuously surprised by the wide range of services (including mortgages and financial planning) that come from a credit union always committed to providing you with that “small credit union feeling” – one of warmth, welcome and personality.

This is our promise to you.


Our History

Brokaw Credit Union was originally chartered in 1952 as Wausau Paper Mills Employees Credit Union, serving the employees and family members of Wausau Paper Mills, located in Brokaw, Wisconsin. This employee group desired a local, cooperative financial service where individual resources would be pooled in order to provide affordable loans for those in need. The first "office" was located on the person of the credit union treasurer, who took deposits and made loans out of his shirt pockets. Disclosures and paper work were later completed at his home, where records were stored in sturdy shoe boxes.

Much has changed since then, but our commitment to serving members remains just as strong!


Name changed to Brokaw Credit Union. New office building constructed in Brokaw


Field of membership expanded to all individuals who reside or work in Marathon County or southern Lincoln County. Additional office building constructed in Weston


Field of membership expanded to all individuals who reside or work in Portage, Clark, Waupaca, Shawano, Lincoln or Marathon County.


BCU is proud to serve over 6,400 members with convenient, innovative products and personalized service!


Member-Elected Board of Directors

  • Chairperson - Sandy Oestreich
  • Vice Chairperson - Mark Golding
  • Secretary - Gwyn Leu
  • Treasurer - Richard Burch
  • Director - Terry Radtke
  • Director - Bill Rose
  • Director - Tara Smith