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Brent J. Hielsberg

March 30, 1989 — August 27, 2023

Brent Jarad Hielsberg, age 34 passed away unexpectedly of a massive heart attack on Sunday August 27, 2023. He was born March 30, 1989, in Oshkosh to Kurt and Wendy Hielsberg. Brent was married to Meghan (Riesop) and together they had two wonderful boys, Jackson and Jayden. Brent was an amazing dad and devoted his life to the boys.


Brent graduated from Oshkosh West High in 2007 and then from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2012. He met his future wife there. Brent held various positions throughout his young life, including Sales, Sales Management, Recruiter and Regional Director for various companies throughout Wisconsin. He loved people and thrived when working with others.


Brent was involved in sports most of his life. His proudest sports achievements were being on the Oshkosh West Basketball Team as they took the State Championship two years in a row (Remember the Milwaukee Vincent charge!!). He also took runner up in the Oshkosh City Golf Tournament. Brent spent most of his free time on a golf course. He loved to hunt and spend time with his family and friends. Brent was usually the life of the party.


Brent was a man who shared his enormous heart with everyone and was adored by everyone he came in contact with. He was known to light up a room with his energy, nurturing instinct, mentorship, motivation, laugh and drive to provide for those he loved most. Brent prided himself on providing and caring for his family - “Family is Strength”. He adored his boys more than anything and chose them to be his source of strength through his final days.


Brent is survived by his parents, Kurt and Wendy; brother, Carson; wife, Meghan (Riesop) Hielsberg; and his two children, Jackson (5) and Jayden (3). Brent was preceded in death by his grandfather, Wayne Macdonald and grandmother, Jean Hielsberg.


The family is holding a private memorial service for Brent.


A celebration of life will be held at 5:00 pm on Friday, September 29, 2023 at Rev’s.


We would like to extend a special thank you to Brent’s cousin Courtney Schroeder who spent countless hours listening and talking to Brent throughout his struggles. We would also like everyone who has provided Brent and his family with a listening ear throughout the last several years, weeks, days to know your unwavering support and kindness is not to go unnoticed and has the power to move mountains. We love and appreciate every one of you.


“No matter how much we needed you now.....heaven needed you more.” Until we meet again Brenty.


In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to assist his family in these difficult times.


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Brent J. Hielsberg, please visit our flower store.

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