In Memory of Gary Anthony Brisky

Gary Anthony Brisky, 62, Gordon area resident, died Saturday, March 11, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 

He was born March 28, 1954 in Minneapolis, MN, the son of Robert and Carol (Banse) Brisky. He graduated from Columbia Heights High School and Minneapolis Technical College. 

Faith and generosity were a driving force in his life. He was very generous with his time by volunteering and working with youth. Gary was very spiritual and dedicated to improving himself and making life better for others. He was a longtime member of the Catholic Churches in Minong and Gordon, WI, and was also involved with the communities at the Vineyard Churches in Duluth, MN. He also had a special affinity for Eagle Brook Church of Lino Lakes, MN.

Gary began his real estate career in 1981. He founded Lakewoods Real Estate in 1984 and eventually trained and mentored his three sons, who followed in his footsteps. Helping people through the real estate process in "God's Country" was a true joy for him. He also had a talent for home building. The relationships he formed in his career led to countless friendships which he valued deeply. 

Gary's passions were his spiritual and volunteering communities, Whitefish Lake, fitness, and music. Most of all he treasured spending time with his three sons. 

He is survived by his sons, Brian and Michael, both of Minneapolis, MN and Kevin of Gordon, WI, the mother of his children, Michela Brisky, Gordon, WI; mother, Carol Brisky, Superior, WI; sisters, Linda (Thomas) Grover, Julie (Thomas) Burnosky and Janet (John) Sobolik, all of Superior; brothers, Thomas (Julie) Brisky, Minong, WI, Gregory (Mary) Brisky, Duluth, MN and Robert Brisky, Jr. Rice Lake, WI; uncle, John (Judy) Brisky, Lutsen, MN; aunt, Barb Burcham, Norman, OK, and many nieces and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Brisky; grandparents, Harry and Lois Brisky and aunt, Carol Brisky. 

A Celebration of Gary’s life will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Heartwood Conference Center, N10884 Hoinville Road, Trego, WI. Visitation will begin at 12 noon, and a service of remembrance will be held at 1:00 PM with Chad Amborn officiating. A social reception and fellowship will continue at the Heartwood Conference Center following the service. 

The Downs-LeSage Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave a condolence or sign the guestbook, please visit our website at www.downs-lesage.com.

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