Brandon Jerome Kolstad, age 29, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019, near Sheyenne, ND.
Brandon Jerome Kolstad, age 29, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019, near Sheyenne, ND. Visitation: Thursday, March 7 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., in Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND, with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, Sheyenne. Funeral Service: Friday, March 8 at 11 a.m. in New Rockford-Sheyenne High School, New Rockford. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Sheyenne. Rev. Jeff Halvorson, Officiating. Special Music and Prayer Service - Sam Bennefeld / Funeral – Sam Bennefeld, vocalist and Mary Ellen Rue, pianist. Brandon Kolstad was born, July 8, 1989, in Devils Lake, ND, to Greg and Darlene (Peterson) Kolstad. He was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church, Sheyenne. Brandon graduated from New Rockford-Sheyenne High School in May, 2008. He joined the ND National Guard in Jan., 2009, and served until Jan., 2012. He worked in the oil fields with a fracking crew. He attended Guide and Outfitters School in Montana in 2010 and worked as a guide in Alaska, Wyoming and Colorado. In 2013, he started Lizard Head Outfitters with his dad in Dolores, CO. After the hunting season was over he would come back to ND to trap, hunt and taxidermy, and was always looking for a coyote. On Oct. 2, 2017, he married the love of his life, Sarah Tulving, in Silverton, CO, on top of a mountain. They made their home in Sheyenne. Brandon enjoyed sharing his love of the outdoors with Thomas and Sarah. Brandon liked horseback riding, sledding, kayaking, shooting guns, shed hunting and endless hours of playing with the dogs. Brandon was an avid sportsman, who loved his family. He had a great sense of humor, loved homemade dill pickles and Fritz’s pickled fish. Brandon had started a hobby of forging his own knives. Brandon was currently working for Delta Waterfowl and partnering with his dad in taxidermy business and whitetail guiding. Brandon is survived by; his wife, Sarah; and step-son, Thomas; parents, Greg and Darlene Kolstad; sister, Brittany (Andrew Hokanson); nephews, Blaine, August and Graham; grandmother, Norma Kolstad; aunts and uncles, Donna (Kolstad) Schaefer, Brenda and Greg Rue, Colleen and Gordon Benson and Lisa and Allen Howard. He is preceded in death by; his grandparents, Paddy and Jeanette Peterson; and grandfather, Donald Kolstad. Casket Bearers: Reed Ystaas, Michael Allmaras, Matt Ystaas, Taylor Koepplin, Nathan Messner, Elvis Thumb, Jacob Backer, Jerome Lies. Honorary Bearers: Desmond Calhoon, Jon Monier, Cody Berg, Christian Fakes, Zack Southall. Online condolences may be sent at www.EvansFuneralHomeND.com.