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Brian “Unkie” Lueck

May 15, 2024 | 10 comments

Brian “Unkie” Lueck, born June 03, 1960, passed away unexpectedly on May 13, 2024, but it wasn’t all the pie, crappy beer, or loose living that got him after all. Instead, he had an accident during a fishing trip with his brothers, which probably would have been in his top five ways to go anyway. We can’t talk about the other preferred ways in polite company, we’re sure you can understand.


Brian was a man larger than life, and we can still see and feel that in the sound of motorcycle pipes being driven in his honor, the size of his garden, and the beautiful outpouring of love and support his family has been offered over these past few days. His baby radar was uncanny, and he could often be found holding one regardless of whether or not he knew the baby, the family, or had any form of permission.


We know many will continue to feel the gap he leaves in our lives as they pick up their phones to try to call him because he was “the guy” who was always there ready to help, fix, listen, deliver, donate, rescue, and defend. There were other services he offered too, but we’ll keep those on the downlow. Again, if you know you know.


We are proud to share that his generous act of organ donation was also carried out shortly after his death, and we are thankful that circumstances allowed for this to take place.


Brian/Unkie is survived by a herd of friends and family who cannot possibly all be named, and he always said that once in the herd, always in the herd. He spent his life with brother David, sister-in-law Arlene, and chosen daughters Andrea (Ross), Stephanie, and Teresa (Mike) along with bonus daughter Tiffaney and the most favorite of all – chosen granddaughter Lily. He also leaves behind siblings Robert (Julie), Allen, Debby, Vicky, Cheryl (Joel), Kevin, and Becky and godchildren Andrea, Aaron, and Aimee. There’s a bunch more of you, we know, but we’re out of room. Unk would tell you to get over it.


Unkie hated funerals and sad sack s***, so instead we’re throwing a party. Please come not be sad with us on Friday, May 24, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason Street, Onalaska, and wear your best Harley, Sturgis, or not formal attire.


Finally, we would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the staff at both the Lakeside Bar in Chetek and the staff at Mayo in Eau Claire. We were a lot, thanks for everything.



  1. Judith Jackson

    Brian was such a huge part of the family. He is going to be missed by so many! I’m just wondering how you’re going to check the temperature on the pig pit? ???? Sending all my love ???? to the family.
    Cousin Judy

  2. Judith Jackson

    Brian was such a huge part of the family. He is going to be missed by so many! I’m just wondering how you’re going to check the temperature on the pig pit? ???? Sending all my love ???? to the family.
    Cousin Judy

  3. Bob & Vicky

    So very sorry for your loss of such a sweet guy. Hugs & prayers to the entire family.

  4. Conrad Thomas

    When you say the man the meth the legend in thos case it truly applies say hi to mom and dad ,Big Bob ,little Bob , budda, and big Dan for all of us YOU ARE A LEGEND

  5. Joel & Amy Schlosser

    He will live on forever in the memories of every life he touched and made better. Unk was an amazing man that gave so much to so many. Very sorry for your loss.

  6. Amy Welker

    If there wasn’t so much love, it wouldn’t be this hard to say goodbye. My thoughts are with you all.
    My dad and brother are there to welcome him in open arms.
    Heaven received a great person and he will surround those who need him in spirit .

  7. Mark Schoen

    Brian would tell us don’t be sad.
    He had a full life and was always full of life. I believe he will be around stirring up fun, and will be there still when mischief is necessary.
    My best wishes and love to the entire family. Brian was able to help out one last time, giving life to others in need.
    Thank you for everything.

  8. Stasewich Family

    Sending all our love and prayers. Brian truly will be missed. Always brought a smile to my face when he was around.

  9. Tom Ostlund

    It was a sad day,when I received the news Brian had passed away. Brian was a man, that if I needed help, he was always there for me.
    RIP Brian you will be missed!

  10. Joanne Hanson

    Sorry for the loss of Brian!
    RIP Brian
    Thinking and praying for all of you. He will be missed.


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