Brian L. Krizenesky, age 57, of Brillion, passed away on Monday evening, October 2, 2023 at his home.
Brian was born on February 25, 1966 in Chilton, son of Dennis and Paulette (Biedenbender) Krizenesky. He was a graduate of Brillion High School with the class of 1984. On July 13, 1991 he married the former Stacie A. Mertz at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Brillion. Brian currently was employed with M-B Companies in Chilton. Prior to M-B, he worked for 29 years at Ariens Company. While employed there as a machinist, he attended Fox Valley Technical College where he earned his journeyman card. Brian also worked for many years at Endries International.
Brian's passion was enriching the lives of the youth of Brillion. Whether he was coaching freshman boys basketball for 38 years, Charger Football, Track, Little League/Babe Ruth baseball, Brian made an immeasurable impact in the lives of many athletes. His wife, Stacie, was his biggest supporter in any endeavor. Brian and Stacie also enjoyed going to movies, traveling, and their yearly trip to see the fall colors. Family was everything to them. His pride and joy was watching his sons play whatever sports they were involved in. Regardless of the sport/activity, they were always in the front row cheering on their boys. Brian and his three boys also enjoyed going out on Friday nights golfing at Wander Springs and having mom meet them for fish after the round.
He will be missed for many things, but was best known for his genuine smile and infectious laugh, random waving at strangers, his sloppy kisses, and his big bear hugs! Friends will remember Brian best for playing with Taus softball, bowling, both individually and co-ed leagues, and golf leagues at both Deer Run and Wander Springs Golf Course. He also took great pride in being a member of the Brillion Athletic Association.
Survivors include his wife: Stacie; their three sons: Levi, Trevor, and Dontae; his parents: Dennis and Paulette Krizenesky, Brillion; his siblings: Troy (Elaine) Krizenesky, sons Justin and Ryan, Darboy, Tammy (Matt) Plate, sons Devin and Logan, Little Chute, Kristie (Dan) Kiesow, daughter Renae and son Bryce, Brillion; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Jerome and Darlene Mertz, Potter; sisters-in-law: Dawn (Jeff) Schmahl, Chilton, son Curt (Shanna), Green Bay and daughter Alissa (Cory) Van Eperen, Harrison, Beckie (Tom) Thiel, Hilbert, daughter Kelsie (Mike) Dallmann, Brillion, and son Spenser (Megan), Hilbert, and brother-in-law Dana Mertz, Potter, daughter Mariah (Luke) Fischer, Reedsville, and daughter Kyra, New London. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Thomas and LaVerne (Krueger) Krizenesky, Wilburn and Dorothy (Bessert) Biedenbender; Stacie's grandparents: Raymond and Ruth (Bettner) Aplin, Gottlieb and Rosella “Sally” (Biedenbender) Mertz; two uncles: Thomas and Jerome “Shorty” Biedenbender; and two brothers-in-law: Bryon and Wendell Mertz.
Brian was an active, lifelong member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church. Funeral service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2023 at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, 601 E. National Ave., Brillion with Pastor Ross Henzi officiating.
The family will greet relatives and friends at the church from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service.
A private burial will take place at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Cemetery.
In lieu of plants or flowers, memorials will be used for a scholarship fund in Brian's name.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the EMTs, the Brillion Police Officers, and the Calumet County Medical Examiner. Online condolences may be made.
The Pielhop Wieting Funeral Homes of Brillion & Reedsville are assisting the family with funeral arrangements.