Brian D. Bleskacek
May 26, 2020
Brian D. Bleskacek, 60, of Bloomer, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at his home with his family by his side after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
He was born January 4, 1960, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls, WI. Brian graduated from Bloomer High School in 1978. He married Rhonda Myers on June 16, 1984, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cooks Valley.
Brian worked at Nelson Filter for 40 years while also serving the Bloomer community as a volunteer firefighter. He served as Chief of the Bloomer Fire Department from 2001 until January of 2020.
Brian loved fishing, camping with family & friends and riding his Harley motorcycle. He spent many winters running the skating rink and being a mentor to the youths that utilized the rink. In the summers you could find him tending to his garden in Bloomer and on the weekends, relaxing in Hayward at Nelson Lake.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Rhonda; children, Brady (Amanda) of Menomonie, Cody (JJ) of Mexico City, Mexico, Billy (Carly) of Bloomer, Redgy (Caleb) Jorstad of Hayward; two grandchildren, Benjamin and Carter; siblings, Mike (Eileen) of Grimes, IA, Beverly (Russ) Swartz of Iron River, WI, Tom (Monica) of Chippewa Falls, Jean Bleskacek of Elmwood, WI, Bill (Annie) of Bloomer, Marlene (John) Lane of Bloomer, and David of Elgin, IL; special friends, Tony & Carol Rubenzer; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Brian was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Joel.
Due to current conditions, a PRIVATE family funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2020, at Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer. This service will be broadcast live on the Thompson Funeral Home Facebook Page. PUBLIC visitation will be held TUESDAY, June 2, from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials to the family are preferred and will be put towards a charitable foundation being set-up in Brian’s name to honor his legacy.
Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is assisting the family.
PUBLIC visitation will be held TUESDAY, June 2, from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
PRIVATE family funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2020, at Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer. This service will be broadcast live on the Thompson Funeral Home Facebook Page.
Bloomer Floral - All flowers should be delivered to the funeral home by NOON MONDAY
Bev Kane My deepest condolences to you Rhonda and your family. Cherish all the memories.
June 4 at 10:06am
Jim Abens Tom & Monica & family, sorry to hear of Brian's passing. Blessings on you all.
June 1 at 10:09am
Walter & Marcia Loofboro We pray for God's peace and comfort to touch you all at this time and that you would all feel the bubble of His love encasing you. Our sympathies are with you.
June 1 at 9:44am
Cynthia L Burzynski Sending hugs and Prayers to Rhonda and family, I am so sorry for your loss
May 31 at 9:51PM
Lois Eder Albertson Rhonda and family.....my deepest sympathy and condolences on your loss of Brian. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.. I treasure my fond memories of time spent with Brian and his parents and siblings!
May 31 at 11:47AM
Judy Ellison I am heart broken at the news of Brians passing! My deepest sympathies! He was a GREAT man. I enjoyed working with him for man years and respected him.
May 29 at 6:50PM
John Welter No words can express our Heartfelt Condolence to your family - he was as well a huge part of our family and will be missed dearly. He Loved life and made the very most of every minute he lived it!! Our Hearts go out to each of you in the family - Another free soul in Heaven to watch over us.
May 28 at 7:56PM
Dan and Sandy O'Connell I worked at Nelson Filter when Brian was there. He only had good things to say about anyone. He was very kind and understanding. Rhonda, may you have the strength to endure the grief and peace to know that Brian will be in the Lord's arms forever. God Bless the Family...
May 28 at 5:14PM
Stacia & Kevin Sweeney Rhonda and family,
Brian will always hold a special place in our hearts. You and your family are in our thoughts & prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. Hugs from the Sweeney Family
May 28 at 11:23AM
Garry &Pat Loew All our prayers &sympathy to all of Brian’s Family.
May 27 at 9:25PM
John Wetzel I was saddened to hear the passing of Brian. I had some nice visits with him when he visited my classroom and taught the kids about fire safety and gave anyone who needed a smoke detecter for their home. My sympathies also to Billy who I remember well as one of the nicest boys I was lucky enough to teach.
May 27 at 8:10PM