Brian D. Leciejewski, age 35, formerly Ashland, Wisconsin, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in his Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin home, with his family by his side, following a long battle with cancer.
Brian was born on November 10, 1977, in Ashland, the son of David P. and Susan M. (Lulich) Leciejewski. He attended Ashland High School and was a heavy equipment operator and landscaper. He was blessed with an uncanny ability to see projects completed where others saw not where to begin. He had a passion for street rods and completely restored a 1931 Ford Coupe and was in the process of building a 1927 T-Bucket. With his vision he built a matching go-cart as a miniature 1931 Ford Coupe for his niece and nephew. His favorite past time was spending time with his family and friends whom he loved very much. He had a sense of humor that at times got him into trouble but no one could seem to stay mad at him for long.
Survivors include: his parents, David and Susan Leciejewski, of Chippewa Falls; fiancé, Charity Speich, of Chippewa Falls; sister, Amy (Bryon) Petz of Chippewa Falls; niece and nephew: Ella and Brayden Petz; maternal grandmother, Betty Lulich, of Ashland; many aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends as well as his canine companions: Charlie, Norm, Fran, Abby and Daisy.
He was preceded in death by: his maternal grandfather, Sam Lulich and his paternal grandparents, Ben and Marlo Leciejewski.
A visitation, for family and friends will be held at the Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, in Ashland, beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 27 , 2013, and continuing until the hour service.
A Mass of Christian Burial, for Brian, will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, in Ashland. Father Paul Paré, O.F.M. will be the Celebrant. The casket bearers will include: Bryon Petz, Don Johnson, Ron Krueger, Ed Hink, Kim Koepl, and Patrick Galligan.
Interment in the Saint Agnes Cemetery, Ashland, will immediately follow the Mass.
Our Ashland Chapel will be assisting Brian’s family with his memorialization.
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From Anna & Joe Osmak, on Friday, April 26, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Joe & Anna Osmak
From Karin (Hendrickson) Hallett, on Friday, April 26, 2013
Dave, Sue, and Amy,
I was shocked and so very sorry to see this. My heart goes out to all of you. Prayers for comfort during this very difficult and heartbreaking time in your lives.
From Jack and Terri Stevenson, on Friday, April 26, 2013
David and Susie,
We are so very sorry to hear about Brian. We send our deepest sympathy to you and your whole family. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jack and Terri Stevenson
From Tom and Julie Marincel, on Friday, April 26, 2013
Sue, Dave and Family: We are so sorry on the loss of your son Brian Leciejeski. A fight that he fought long and hard, but now he is at peace. Please know that we have you all in our Thoughts and Prayers now and in the coming days. God Bless you all as you go threw this most difficult time.
From BILL BRANDIS, on Friday, April 26, 2013
SO SORRY TO HEAR. MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU. TAKE CARE.
From Sandy Nutt, on Monday, April 29, 2013
Sorry for your loss. May the Lord guide you through this difficult time. I remember Brian as an energetic young boy who always seemed to have a smile on his face in my kindergarten class. He fought a courageous battle for a long time and now he is at peace. God Be With All of You!
Rick and Sandy Nutt
From Dick & Sandy Ogle, on Monday, April 29, 2013
Susie, David and Family: Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear about Brian. Our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. Lots of Love, Dick & Sandy
From George and Linda Bailen, on Monday, April 29, 2013
Sue, Dave and family: So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From Jan and Greg Stelmaszewski, on Monday, April 29, 2013
We’re so sorry to hear about Brian. He will always be one of my absolutely favorite 5th graders – clever and fun with a twinkle in his eyes! Often times he had more sense than his teacher. Try to find peace in reliving memories.
From Ron and Cindy Roy, on Monday, April 29, 2013
We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time Ron and Cindy Roy
From The Vetter Family, on Monday, April 29, 2013
Our sympathies to you in the passing of Brian. He was a classmate of Eric’s and I know they had some good times. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Blessings to all of the family.
From Karen & Terry Skaar, on Monday, April 29, 2013
Dear Dear Susie and Family
I am so sorry to hear about Brian… I prayed so hard for him… I wish I could give you a big hug and take away the hurt… I thought it might be in Eau Claire or Chippewa so I could get there… Take care and know my prayers are with you for strength at this time that is so hard on all of you… Love ya and will catch up with you soon…
From Kurt Gaber, on Monday, April 29, 2013
To Brian’s family and Charity,
I only knew Brian for the last couple of years after having met him in Chippewa Falls when we did a couple sign projects for him. He was a sincere guy who was very frank about his battle with cancer and we admired his bravery. When he stopped in for various projects, we would chat and shared a few common stories from “up north” as I am originally from Washburn. On behalf of myself and employees at the shop, we offer our condolences to your family.
From Dr. Jim Kolmer, on Monday, April 29, 2013
It was my privilege to meet and care for Brian. A very nice young man. I am so sorry for his struggles and your loss. My thoughts are with you.
From mike mckillip and family, on Monday, April 29, 2013
Dave and Suse, amy and Brian and Charity.So very sorry to here about your loss.This kid was a superstar in my eyes and i’m sure many other peoples eyes.He will be always missed.
God bless you all.
From Deb & Dave Gutsch, on Tuesday, April 30, 2013
So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time and try to find peace knowing that he is in a better place and in peace. Deb & Dave Gutsch
From Jerry & Pam Aronson, on Thursday, May 2, 2013
Susie, David & Family, We are so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Although a light has gone out in your world, the spirit of Brian will live forever in your memories and in your heart! We pray for strength and peace for you now and in the days to come!
From dianne mullins rn, on Monday, May 6, 2013
I am sorry for the loss of Brian, so young, with so much life yet ahead to live.
We may wonder why? or if their is anything to look forward to?
Jesus well knew the Bible statement:” Time and unforeseen occurrence befall them all”[Ecclesiastes 9:11]. He knew that
sometimes bad things just happen.
The wonderful future resurrection hope is the promise found at John 5:28,29.
Revelation 21:3,4 states that death will be no more. and pain
will be no more, the former things will have passed away.
Our Creator, Jehovah God, by means of his son Jesus, is going to undo the pain and sorrow, that touches our lives today.
There is much Bible-based comfort to be found at the website www.jw.org
sincerely dianne mullins
From Peter Sneed, MD, on Monday, May 13 ,2013
My sister Randi informed me of Brian’s death recently. Growing up in Washburn, I played summer baseball with Brian’s dad and will always smile as i remember “little Brian” when he would be with us at practices and games. He was full of energy, always smiling, and took his batboy duties very seriously. No surprise that he succeeded in his further life’s work. As I know Brian touched many lives in his time on this earth, he certainly touched mine in the few years I was in his presence. May God’s peace and comfort surround Dave, Sue, and all his family and friends. Peter Sneed, MD