Christopher Robert Lieckfield, age 38, of Gaylord Michigan passed away on Friday March 16, 2018.
Chris was born January 28, 1980, in Grosse Pointe, Michigan to Robert and Baiba (Jansons) Lieckfield. He grew up in Brighton Michigan and graduated from Brighton High School in 1998.
He was involved in all sports and excelling in ice hockey, playing at Livingston County Hockey Association (Eagles and Raiders) moving on to Little Caesars Hockey and Ann Arbor Ice Dogs. Chris also played Junior A hockey with Lincoln Stars (USHL) and Texas Tornado (NAHL). He received numerous awards for his accomplishments in ice hockey.
He attended Ferris State University where he met Kelley Mesecar in 2002. Chris and Kelley were married on October 23, 2004 in Lowell Michigan. His sales career started with the Hyde Drift Boat Company in Newago, Michigan in 2002 and later moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho in 2007. In 2015, he moved back to Gaylord Michigan taking a position as a Regional Manager with Great Lakes Marine.
Chris was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for fly fishing, bow and arrow hunting, camping, and snowmobiling. He was particularly fond of the times he was outdoors with his family showing them the joys of nature and watching his daughters Grace and Madison figure skate and Dylan play ice hockey. Chris was active in the Idaho Falls and Gaylord hockey associations coaching youth hockey.
Chris survived by his wife Kelley (Mesecar) and children, Grace (14), Madison (12), and Dylan (7), parents Bob and Baiba Lieckfield Jr, sister Alekandra (Jon Casteel), nieces and nephews (Bailey, Jager, Henry, Vivian, and Zane), in-laws Sue and Doran Mesecar, Mike and Rebecca Mesecar, and Erin and Russ Kietzman. His many hockey and hunting friends. His hunting companion – Koko.
Visitation is scheduled for Thursday March 22 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
A celebration of life will be 11:00 AM Friday March 23 at Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service with visitation starting at 10:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, the family has set up the “Christopher Lieckfield Memorial Fund”at Chemical Bank, 521 W. Main Street, Gaylord Michigan 49735 for the purpose of assisting Grace, Madison, and Dylan with education expenses. Make checks payable to the Christopher Lieckfield Memorial Fund. Donations can also be made to the charity of your choice in Christopher’s name.