BLOOMINGTON — Brett A. Leifheit, 54, of Bloomington, formerly of Plattville, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (May 9, 2019) at OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, after a sudden illness.
Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Eastview Christian Church. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Plattville Cemetery, Yorkville. Arrangements have been entrusted to Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington.
Because of the history of diabetes in Brett's and Chris’ families, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
He was born Nov. 10, 1964, in Aurora, son of Edward and Diana Gilbert Leifheit. He married Christine M. Petroski on June 28, 1986, in Yorkville.
Surviving are his wife, Chris, Bloomington; son, Benjamin (Whitney) Leifheit, Bloomington; daughter, Emily (fiance, Will Smallze) Leifheit, Pensacola, Fla.; and son, Brandon Leifheit, Dallas, Texas; one grandson, Braden Leifheit; his parents, Ed and Diana Leifheit, Yorkville; one sister, Kimberly (Mark) Crown, Yorkville; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Raymond and Kathleen Petroski, Bloomington; brother-in-law, Kevin (Tracey) Petroski, Spring Grove; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Brett worked at State Farm in Bloomington for 33 years, last working on May 6. Through his work, he was very active in the State Farm Volleyball League for over 30 years and the State Farm Bowling League for the last three years.
He loved running and he was a member of the Lake Run Club, Fleet Feet and the Shady Hollow Trail Runners. He was proud to have recently been participating in sprint triathlons.
Brett was very active in his community, formerly being a pack leader for the Cub Scouts and volunteering for Boy Scouts, former PTO treasurer at Oakland Grade School and BJHS, and assisting with numerous sports and activities at the schools throughout the years.
He also enjoyed camping, and he cherished his time with his family and close friends.
Brett will be remembered for his snappy wit and vibrant sense of humor, as an amazing man whose unfailing faith and optimism served as a bright light to so many. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched.
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