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Thomas "Tj" James Lelonek

June 18, 1987 — October 22, 2021

Thomas “TJ” Lelonek age 34 of Lac du Flambeau, passed away at St Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee from complications due to an infection in his heart. TJ was born on June 18, 1987 in Burlington Wi, and moved to Minocqua in 1994. He attended MHLT and LUHS, graduating in 2006. While in school TJ was very athletic and played on the traveling basketball team and enjoyed playing football. While in school TJ started working at the Thirsty Whale cooking with Chef Wes. It was through working with Wes he found his passion in life while being in the kitchen. After graduating TJ would continue to work with Wes at the Rusty Putter and then at The Brick in Lake Tomahawk and Rhinelander. TJ was currently employed at Lake of the Torches Casino and had previously worked at Heart II and Whitman’s.
TJ loved hunting with his dad and his brother John. He was so happy when he got an 8 point buck the year before his dad got his. TJ was at his happiest watching a game, hanging out with his friends and having a beer or two. TJ thoroughly enjoyed watching the Bucks win the NBA championship and while in the hospital was able to see one last game when the players received their Championship ring.
TJ is survived by his mother, Sandra Lelonek, his brothers John (Victoria) Lelonek, Jake (Ruby) Lelonek, nephew John T Lelonek, nieces Alice, Irys and Wesleigh, his friends, Ryan Zoul, Keaton Hill, Blue Poupart and many other friends, coworkers and patrons that he touched with his infectious smile and quick wit. My heart-your heart, fly high TJ.
He is preceded in death by his dad, Mark Lelonek on October 23, 2020 and his grandparents John and Irene Lelonek and Reg and Karen Tetting.
Due to the pandemic we were only able to have a family get together to mourn Mark’s passing. At this time we would like to extend to all who knew Mark and TJ to come and join us for a dual celebration of father and son, taken from us way too soon.
Memorial Gathering TJ and Mark will be held on Saturday, November 13th at Nimsgern Funeral Home Chapel in Woodruff, WI from 3:00 to 4:00 pm and Memorial Service at 4:00 pm followed by reception and fellowship.
Online condolences may be shared at nimsgernfuneral.com
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Memorial Gathering

Saturday, November 13, 2021

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Service

1025 Margaret Street, Woodruff, WI 54568

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Memorial Service

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Starts at 4:00 pm

Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Service

1025 Margaret Street, Woodruff, WI 54568

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Reception

Saturday, November 13, 2021

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Service

1025 Margaret Street, Woodruff, WI 54568

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