OBITUARY: Brianna Lyn (Halat) Sturzl,

Brianna Lyn (Halat) Sturzl, age 37, of Aurora, IL, lost her battle with Metastatic breast cancer on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at home.



She was born May 17, 1983, daughter of Richard Halat and Jill (Keller-Halat) Dowland at Theda Clark Regional Medical Center in Neenah, WI. Brianna was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Methodist Church in Forest Junction. She graduated from Brillion High School class of 2001 and the University of Wisconsin - Stout in Menomonie, WI, class of 2005. Brianna married the love of her life, Kenneth “Kenny” Sturzl, on January 2, 2019, and then again in Cancun, Mexico on January 24, 2019. She loved to travel, and Mexico was one of her special places. Brianna worked over 20 years at The Buckle store, the last 14 years in management. She had a remarkable memory, and her clients would tell you that she remembered them, their style, and what they purchased, no matter the time between visits. Brianna was beautiful, hard-working, thoughtful, kind, and caring person, and she loved helping people. She took particular care to details in all that she did.


Brianna is survived by her husband: Kenny Sturzl of Aurora, IL.; her parents: Richard Halat of Appleton, and Jill (Rick) Dowland of Forest Junction; her siblings: Greg (Somer) Halat of Fitchburg, Kylea (Rocky) Braden of Forest Junction; nephew: Henry Braden of Forest Junction. Brianna is also survived by her in-laws: Stu (Karen) Sturzl of Plymouth, Carrie Reuhl of Jefferson, Jason (Nicole) Sturzl, Geri Eigenberger of Santa Fe, NM, and Eric and Joanne Reuhl of Watertown; other relatives, and many friends.


Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at Zion United Methodist Church in Forest Junction. Pastor Sang Yeoul will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery. Visitation will be held at church from noon until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated. One foundation close to Brianna's heart is the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation.


The Pielhop Wieting Funeral Homes of Brillion & Reedsville is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.


Her family would like to extend a special thank you to Season’s Hospice in Aurora, IL for their care and compassion. They would also like to thank her best friend Jamie who has been so helpful and supportive of and for both Brianna and Kenny.