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Obituary for Brian Michael Belling


Brian Michael Belling, 24, of La Crosse passed away with his family by his side on Friday, June 19, 2020 after battling injuries sustained in a car accident the prior week. A Valentine’s Day angel, Brian was born February 14, 1996 to Mike and Tracy (Baldwin) Belling. Brian will be most remembered for his passion for life and the love he shared with everyone he met. Brian’s kind and generous spirit along with his customary “Brian hugs” anytime he entered or left a room will be missed. Never one to mince words, Brian would always end his conversations with family and friends with three words: I love you. One of Brian’s greatest contributions was his ability to always see the good in people and to teach people how to love. After his mother’s passing, Brian graciously carried on her generous, polite, and selfless spirit. Proud to carry the Belling name, Brian shared his grandfather’s and father’s passion for cars. Every day after work, Brian would stop by his Dad’s shop so they could discuss their day and continue work on Brian’s 1966 Chevelle. Bought for him by his Dad in 2002, the project was Brian’s favorite thing to talk about and work on. Brian’s Dad was his hero and Brian never passed an opportunity to spend time with him, whether at the shop, at the Saturday night races, during their annual Iola trip, or on a family vacation. In addition to spending time with his Dad, Brian also enjoyed riding his motorcycle, hanging out with friends, playing his games, hunting with Uncle Joe, and fishing. Brian had a way of lifting the spirits of those around him with the love he outwardly displayed and his interest in other people’s lives. He was admired by many, but maybe no one more so than his nephew Cole. Referred to by his nephew as “Uncle,” Brian was always eager to teach Cole new things, take him fishing during their trips to Florida, and play in the pool. Brian excelled in his job at Spee-Dee Delivery where he interacted with people each day and made lasting impressions at all his delivery stops. As his Dad said, Brian was always happy when he was driving a vehicle with a clutch. Brian was most happy, however, when he made others happy; which is what Brian did best. Brian’s family would like to thank all the staff at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital for the incredible care and comfort they provided Brian. The family will be forever grateful for their determination and compassion. Brian is survived by his father Mike and stepmother (mama Mary Brickl), sister Nicole(Kyle) Christianson, grandmother Sharon Sugg, his nephew and niece Cole and Lenna, and many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins. Brian was the godfather to both his nephew and niece. Brian was preceded in death by his mother, Tracy Belling, his paternal grandparents, William and Irene Belling, his maternal grandfather, James Baldwin, his uncle John Belling, and his step-grandfather, William Sugg. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Fast Lane Automotive, N5532 Abbey Rd, Onalaska. Pastor Scott Skogen will officiate. Following the service a lunch will be held from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. All are welcome to join the funeral and lunch in celebration of Brian. A visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, Woodruff Chapel, 4239 Mormon Coulee Road, La Crosse. Visitation will continue on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 9:00 am until the time of service at Fast Lane Automotive. The family will hold a private entombment in the Chapel of Eternal Light Mausoleum at 2:00 pm. Online condolences may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com.