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Brian J. Kingsley

November 19, 1970 September 9, 2021
Brian J. Kingsley
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Brian J. Kingsley, age 50, of Merrill, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at his home under the care of his family and Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services.

Brian was born November 19, 1970, in Wisconsin Rapids, son of the late Robert and Barbara Kingsley. Brian was preceded in death by his loving companion and life partner, Peggy (Kleinschmidt) Trantow on December 3, 2019. Brian was a 1989 graduate of Assumption High School in Wisconsin Rapids, and a 1991 graduate of Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton where he earned his Associate Degree in Police Science. Brian began his career in law enforcement in 1992 with the Tomahawk Police Department. In 1992, Brian was hired by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. He had attained the rank of Detective Sergeant. Brian enjoyed snowmobiling and boating. His passion was fishing with Peggy, and he would always bet her on who would catch the biggest fish.

Brian is survived by his siblings, Sarah (Brian) Ross of Stevens Point, Douglas (Julie) Kingsley of Akeley, Minnesota, and Jeffrey Kingsley of Stevens Point; his nieces and nephew, Jennifer (Matt) McNelly, Rachel Kingsley, Andrew Ross, and Erin Ross; and Peggy’s son, Josh (Amy Berndt) Trantow of Merrill.

A private inurnment service at Merrill Memorial Park will be held at a later date. The Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at

The family wishes to thank Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services for their care given to Brian.
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