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John J LeBreck

December 7, 1938 ~ September 14, 2022 (age 83)


John J. LeBreck, age 83, of Manitowoc, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at his residence.

John was born December 7, 1938, in Beaver Dam, WI, son of the late Merle and Cherry (Branstond) LeBreck. He attended schools in Manitowoc, graduating with the class of 1957 from Manitowoc Lincoln High School. John entered the United States Air Force in 1957 and attended Syracuse University in 1958; he was a Russian translator until his discharge in 1961. On March the 2, 2007, John married the former Marilyn Maresh in Menominee, MI. He was a member and a past Exulted Ruler of the Manitowoc Elks Club # 687. John enjoyed fishing at Riley’s Point, hunting and riding his Harley Davidson.

Survivors include his wife: Marilyn Maresh- LeBreck, Manitowoc; four daughters: Mary Richards, San Antonio, TX, Cherry (Gary) LeBreck-Kerlin, Rockdale, TX, Gina (Steve) Yohn, Montgomery, TX, Sarah Mullen (Dave Hannett), Reston, VA; Marilyn’s children: Jeff (Amanda) Maresh, Denmark, Becky (Jeff) Wetzel, Muskego, Nate (Angie) Maresh, IL; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; three sisters: Barbara Mendillo, Punta Gorda, FL, Mary Zizzo, Punta Gorda, FL, Cathy LeBreck, Webster, TX; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Doug (Vikki) Barthels, Green Bay, Kathie Wendland, Two Rivers, Carol (Scott) Wagner, Manitowoc, Rob (Kari Lynn) Barthels, Two Rivers, Margie (Ken) Wentker, Mishicot, Ellie (Brian) Blashka, Manitowoc, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents: Merle and Cherry LeBreck; son: Tony LeBreck; brother: Robert LeBreck; sister: Terry Krause.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at Lakeshore Life Celebration Center/Peace United Church of Christ, 3613 Waldo Blvd, Manitowoc from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

The Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Jens Funeral home location is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

The family wishes to extend a thank you to the nurses and staff of Aurora at Home Hospice, especially Jason and Tammy.

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Celebration of Life
September 27, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lakeshore Life Celebration Center (Peace United Church of Christ)
3613 Waldo Boulevard
Manitowoc, WI 54220
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