Carl Bresko

Carl Aaron Bresko

Saturday, November 15th, 1969 - Friday, April 26th, 2019
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Carl Aaron Bresko, 49 of Kingwood, TX formerly of Peoria, died Friday, April 26, 2019 in San Diego, CA after a 13 year battle with brain cancer.

He was born on November 15, 1969 to Michael and Carole (Sievert) Bresko at OSF in Peoria, IL.

Surviving are his wife Deborah (Vidosic), and their three children Daniel, Matthew and Julianne. His parents Mike and Carole, his sister Leslie (Doug) Peplowski and their children Jake, Noelle, Anna, Ella and Ava Peplowski and a brother Aaron (Traci) Bresko and their child Alyssa and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Carl and Doris Bresko, Howard and Marcella Sievert and an Uncle Joe Bresko.

Carl was a scholar and 3-sport athlete who attended Washington Grade School and Woodruff HS in Peoria. He attended and graduated from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis where he played football and baseball for the midshipmen. Carl served in the fleet for 5 years with the Navy stationed in Charleston, SC (USS Mount Baker) and Corpus Christi, TX (USS Devastator) with two deployments to the Middle East.

Upon leaving the Navy, Carl worked a number of jobs, must notably with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in Peoria and DaVita Dialysis in Kingwood, TX.

He loved his kids, family and the outdoors with a special passion for the ocean and saltwater fishing. Carl always said that he could see God most clearly in His creation! Through all the years of treatment, he took up his cross and never once complained.

A memorial mass will be offered at St. Mary of Lourdes Church in Germantown Hills, IL at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 15th with Fr. Greg Jozefiak officiating. A brunch and celebration of life will follow immediately in the parish hall.

Carl's ashes will be buried at sea with full military honors off San Diego later this month. For details check with Featheringill Mortuary of San Diego online at:

Memorials can be made to the American Brain Tumor Association online at: or by calling 1-877-227-7487. We ask for your prayers for a cure so that no one else has to ever suffer through this terrible disease.

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    Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 10:00am
    Catholic Funeral at Saint Mary of Lourdes Catholic Church
    424 Lourdes Church Rd
    Germantown Hills, IL 61548
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Saturday, May 18th, 2019 | 5:00pm
    Saturday, May 18th, 2019 5:00pm
    Scattering at Sea in San Diego Leaving Harbor Island following Military Honors
    Harbor Island
    San Diego, CA
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Love, John, Barbara, Ryan and Justin Long

Posted at 12:43pm
Dear Bresko Family- sending love and prayers
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Mick Koslow

Posted at 02:02pm
Dear Bresko Family,
My sincere condolences, Carl was an inspiring person in many ways. I am a better person for having known Carl, he was like a brother to me and for that I will always be grateful. He will be greatly and deeply missed.

Deb Wagner & John Bresko

Posted at 05:32am
May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. With loving memories : Great Uncle Joe & Aunt Meg; Deb, Phil, John, Stacy, Jeannie, Mark and families
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Julie Streibich Coons

Posted at 07:30am
Dear Bresko Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Carl was always one of the good guys, even in elementary school. Praying for God’s peace for you all. With love, Julie Streibich Coons

Linda Lane

Posted at 03:44pm
Dear Bresko Family, My heart goes out to all of you. I can't imagine how everyone is coping with this monumental loss. Such a great person to remember. He achieved so much but suffered more than we can know. Always a smile, I remember. It was great to see pictures of his family. He will be deeply missed.

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