Christopher S. Liesch

Date of Death: Jun 27, 2016
Christopher S. Liesch

1956 - 2016

Christopher S. Liesch, 60, of Beaver Dam, died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, June 27, 2016.

Chris was born in Appleton, WI the son of Thomas and Dawn (Siebert) Liesch. Chris enlisted in the US Army when he was 17 and fought in Vietnam for two years. Upon his return he became a welder of tanks and caterpillar parts. On June 11, 1994 he married Vicki Grunke-Ceman at their home. Chris was always known for being a helpful neighbor. He loved to tell jokes and stories, listen to music, and enjoyed the outdoors. Most importantly, Chris loved to spend time with his family and friends.

Chris is survived by his wife, Vicki Liesch of Beaver Dam; a daughter, Heather (Travis) Trader of Menasha; two step-daughters: Missy (Todd) Bille of Waupun, and Tracy (Will) McGarry of Markesan; 10 grandchildren: Kesy, Sebastian, Logan, Alyvia, Brenden, Abby, Michelle, Breanna, Eli, and Caleb; a sister, Kerry (Dennis) Clegg of Hortonville; two half-brothers: Brett (Melissa) Liesch of Oshkosh, and Brad (Katie) Liesch of Berlin; and step-mother, Mary Liesch of Hortonville. He was preceded in death by his parents.


A celebrations of Chris’s life will be held at a later date.



  1. Steve Polus Says: June 29, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Be at rest, my friend. Although we’ve lost touch over the years, you were always one of my first and true friends. At times we were like brothers. I’ll never forget all the times we went through together, both good and bad. I’ll never forget you. God speed. Steve.

  2. Dan G Robinson Says: June 29, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    A good friend for over 45 years. Knew him from the Gresham days then Stephensville. Partied a lot when we were young. Seen him grow into a content and happy man. Will miss him alot.

  3. Diane Diedrich Smith Says: July 1, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    The Diedrich family, formerly on Hall Ave in Appleton, send their condolences on the passing of Chris. The remaining family members, Diane, Joe, Linda, Janet & Karen remember Chris and his Hall Ave. family with sweet memories. We were also sad to learn that Chris’ mom passed away. She, too, was really nice. My (Diane) memory of Chris is of he and his mom sitting on their back porch with a fresh tomato and a salt shaker and enjoying them so much. I’m (Diane) not surprised to read of all the things Chris did and loved in his Earthly life. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family.

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