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Brian DeCoux 11/10/2021

Brian Patrick DeCoux, age 48 of Oakdale, MN died on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at his home. Brian was born the son of Ronald and Sandra (Bussiere) DeCoux on July 8, 1973, in St. Paul, MN.  He grew up in New Brighton, MN, graduating from Irondale High School.  He joined the United States Army in 1991.  During his 12-year career in the Army, Brian worked as a diesel mechanic.  He spent a year stationed in South Korea.  He was honorably discharged in 2000.  Brian served in the National Guard from 2002-2005.  He completed his training and worked as a Blackhawk Helicopter mechanic.  Brian recently was employed at the White Bear Lake Sam’s Club and Ziggy’s on Main in Stillwater.  He enjoyed sports and riding motorcycle.  Brian liked to collect things from baseball cards to Nascar miniatures.  He attended many Wounded Warrior Project events.  Brian was a big Twins fan and loved his dogs, Jewel, Pepper and Repo. He was kind and generous and enjoyed meeting people.  Brian is survived by his daughter, Brittney (Jameson) Axton of Justin, TX; parents, Ron and Sandy DeCoux of River Falls, WI; brothers, Andy (Thomas Boucquey) DeCoux of France, Chad (Michele) DeCoux of New Brighton, MN, and David DeCoux of Minneapolis, MN; nephews, Cameron and Griffin DeCoux of New Brighton, MN; and many other relatives and friends.   Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 11 am at St. Bridget Church 211 E Division Street River Falls, WI and streamed live through the link just below this obituary. Memorial visitation was held on Monday, November 15, 2021, from 5-8 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services 805 E Division Street River Falls, WI and on Tuesday from 10-11 am at the church. A luncheon followed the funeral at the Fletcher-Pechacek American Legion 701 N Main Street River Falls, WI. Interment was in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: The Wounded Warrior Project. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

click here to watch the recording of the funeral Mass for Brian


  • Doris Ceenohous Posted November 11, 2021 5:20 pm

    So sorry for your loss Ron and Sandy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Jarrod Condon Posted November 11, 2021 7:35 pm

    Brian was such a great friend since we were in Kindergarten together. You were the type of friend that was always there for someone no matter how long it was. You were a great friend and a great person. I’m so incredibly sorry Ron and Sandy

  • Patty Lee Posted November 11, 2021 9:35 pm

    Sandy and Ron I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved son. Our thoughts and prayer are with you. Love to you both.

  • Joann Jungmann Posted November 11, 2021 9:59 pm

    Sandy and Ron I am so saddened by your loss..sympathies to you and your family. God bless you all.

  • Karen and Butch Runestrand Posted November 11, 2021 10:26 pm

    Our sincere condolences on the loss of you son Brian. We are never prepared to bury our beloved children and the loss is unbearable. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. 💔🙏🏻💔

  • Cindy Hiber Posted November 12, 2021 6:51 am

    Oh Brian we are all so proud of your service and will miss you. I hope your mind and body are at peace. My whole heart goes out to the family. Uncle Ron, Aunt Sandy, Andy, Chad and David my thoughts are with you. There are no words to ease such a loss but know I love you and am thinking about you all.

  • Shar and Anthony Posted November 12, 2021 12:58 pm

    So sorry for your loss. We enjoyed talking to Brian when we were at Ziggy’s and my husband would run into him at Sam’s sometimes. He was a good guy and will be missed.

  • Patricia Tricker Posted November 12, 2021 7:11 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace for you and your family

  • Pattie Schmidt Posted November 13, 2021 1:22 pm

    So very sorry for your loss! He was an awesome guy! He treated everyone with respect and loved hugging the women at Ziggys. He will be missed by many.

  • Michelle Rinehart Posted November 14, 2021 8:43 am

    So very sorry for your loss Sandy, Ron and Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will send a memorial to Wounded Warrior Project in his honor. The Rinehart Family

  • Dave Fehringer & Sarah Hall Posted November 14, 2021 12:52 pm

    So sorry your loss, Ron & Sandy. I didn’t know your son but he sounded like a wonderful person.

  • Pat and Chuck Meyer Posted November 14, 2021 1:50 pm

    Ron , Sandy and family – Our sincere sympathy to your whole family on the loss of Brian. You are all in our hearts and prayers.

  • britney marie arms Posted November 14, 2021 8:20 pm

    So sorry for loss of Brian family. He was an incredible friend and caring person to all who knew him. You are in our hearts and prayers.

  • Mike Kelly Posted November 14, 2021 11:43 pm

    So grateful and privileged that I got to call Brian a friend. A genuine person that loved the little things in life. I’m upset that I can’t tell him one more joke, hear him laugh one more time, have one more beer with him. I will look back on you with smiles, that’s the way you would want it. Wishing you a peaceful journey and peace and love to your family

  • Pixie and Danny Bond Posted November 15, 2021 8:37 am

    Danny and I are so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. You both and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Kathy and Swede Svoboda Posted November 15, 2021 11:15 am

    Sandy, Ron and family: So, so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you peace and love during this difficult time.

  • Shelli Fohrman Posted November 16, 2021 9:36 am

    Brian was one of my favorite people to work with. He had a very contagious smile and a great personality. I will sorely miss not seeing him when I go into Sam’s.

  • Janelle Johnson (DeCoux) Posted November 16, 2021 10:47 am

    Very sorry and saddened to hear the news – Brian will be missed dearly!

    He had such a big heart! Always mindful of how he can help others.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to Aunt Sandy, Uncle Ron, Andy, Chad, and David – among the other family and friends that his heart and kindness touched.

    May he rest in peace

  • Kristina Cobetto Posted November 16, 2021 10:54 am

    My deepest condolences to family and friends.
    May his memories bring comfort to those that loved him. You will be missed greatly.
    Ride with the Angels my friend.

  • Heidi Murphy Posted November 16, 2021 6:03 pm

    I’m very sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. I know he will be missed by his family and all his friends. You all are in my thoughts.

  • Eric Jungmann Posted November 16, 2021 7:43 pm

    So sorry to hear this news Sandy, Ron, Andy, Chad, David and Family.
    Brian was an amazing veteran the two of us had become closer over the last 5 years going out on Veterans Day and meeting at Applebee’s to celebrate our common commitment to the Armed Forces. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful memorial with the photo album. You could see he lived his life to the fullest and with such passion and compassion for others. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
    Love Jungmanns’s

  • Cristol and Max Posted November 18, 2021 7:35 am

    Dear Sandy, Ron and family,
    We are heartbroken to hear of Brian’s passing! Feel the love and support of family and friends as you grieve the loss of your precious son and brother! So many memories as we watched your beautiful photos! Holding you in our hearts and lifting you in prayer.

  • Jeana DeCoux Posted November 22, 2021 9:13 pm

    I still can’t believe you are gone. I keep starting to text you only to realize I don’t have that opportunity anymore. I’m so glad we had the chance to get close again. We love you Brian, RIP.

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