Brian H. Faust

ELROY, Wis. – Brian H. Faust, 42, of rural Elroy, Wis. passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2013, following an accident near Elroy.

He was born on March 25, 1971, to Franklin and Janet (Dahl) Faust in Milwaukee. Brian grew to adulthood at Rapid River and graduated from the Rapid River High School and later the Escanaba Community College.

Brian was united in marriage to Melanie Flick O’Neill on Aug. 17, 1996. in Racine. They had lived in Racine and the past 10 years near Elroy. He worked as a Correctional Sergeant at the Sand Ridge Facility at Mauston.

He was a very family oriented man – loving husband, father, grandfather, son, son-in-law, brother, uncle and a friend of many. He enjoyed motorcycling, hunting and spending time in the woods. Brian was also proud of being a YOOPER.

Survivors include his wife, Melanie; son, Christopher Bacsik (Jamie Herbst) of Michigan; daughters, Sarah (Nicolas) Stuckey and Shawna (Joseph) Hodge, both of Elroy; seven grandchildren, Veronica Mertins, Madison Stuckey, Nicarah Stuckey, Nevin Stuckey, Jadyn Hodge, Jenna Hodge and Janessa Hodge; mother, Janet Faust of Gladstone; brother, Gregory Faust of Gladstone; half-sister, Teri Jeanne Schmidt of Milwaukee; in-laws, Richard and Betty Flick and brother-in-law, Richard Flick Jr. all of Osseo; niece, Hannah Faust and nephew, Charles Schmidt.

He was preceded in death by his father, Franklin Faust; and half-brother, Jefferey Faust.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Picha Funeral Home in Elroy, with a time of visitation on Friday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

For online information, go to In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Juneau County Sheriffs K-9 Unit Program.