Isaac “Ike” Jay Bryan
Isaac “Ike” Jay Bryan, 23, of Neillsville, WI, passed away tragically July 10th, 2022 as a
result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Ike was born June 29th, 1999 in Eau
Claire, WI to Beth Bryan Powell and Eric Koster. He was baptized Lutheran at Zion Lutheran
Church in Granton, WI. A 2017 graduate from Neillsville High School, he was a star athlete in
basketball, track and field and football. He had recently started working at his family’s bar, The
Deerview, in Hatfield, WI - a job he genuinely enjoyed.
Isaac was passionate about many things, but basketball was his life. His senior year, Ike’s
team won the Regional Championship Game. Later that year, Isaac set the boy’s indoor track and
field record for high jump and made his way to the State Track and Field Tournament for long
jump. Isaac also received Honorable Mention All-Conference receiver in football that same year.
After high school, Isaac attended UW-Marshfield for a brief period of time where he was also on
the basketball team. Off the court, Isaac loved to entertain and was known as “the life of the
party.” He never failed to make everyone laugh. He had a love for Xbox, rap music,
singing/dancing, watching the Chicago Bears and Bulls, and spending time with his family and
friends. Isaac’s goofy sense of humor, infectious smile, and memorable laugh will be missed
deeply by all who knew him.
Isaac is survived by his parents Beth (Phil) Bryan Powell and Eric (Rochelle) Koster; his
sisters Zamantha Funmaker, Bella Bryan and brother Dominic Koster; and step-sister Olivia
Pyawasay. He also leaves behind his grandmother Edith Koster; Aunts Lisa Nickel, Lori (Chris)
Bixby, Sara (Jason) Errthum, Joan (Jon) Latham, and Dawn Koster; Uncles Dean (Stephanie)
Bryan, Rod (Jackie) Bixby and Herman (Wendy) Koster. Isaac is also survived by his best friend
and cousin Andrew Bixby along with his other cousins: Adam, Zach (Fabi, Lucia) and Chelsea
Tilson; Abby (Andy) Livingood; Arielle, Ashley (Liam), Alex, and Caleb Bixby; Meg Bryan;
Sarah Lindsey; and Aric Koster. Isaac leaves behind many other family members and friends in
Neillsville and Shawano. Isaac is preceded in death by his grandparents Dean and Gail Bryan
and Jay Koster, along with his uncle Larry Nickel.
A visitation will be held Monday, July 18th at Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, WI
from 4-7 PM. There will be a visitation on Tuesday, July 19th at Gesche Funeral Home from 10-
11 AM with the funeral service at 11 AM. Burial to be determined at a later date. A luncheon
will take place at The Deerview bar following the service on Tuesday morning, N451 County
Road J, Merrillan (Hatfield).
Pallbearers are as follows: Andrew Bixby, Zach Smith, Adam Schmidt, Devon Opelt,
Dakota Godoy, Devonte Johnsen, Jacob Guy Kakkak, and Braxten Surber.
Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com
Gesche Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting Isaac’s family with Funeral
Feel free to contact us with questions and/or comments.