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Justin R. Bracken

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Justin R. Bracken, 34, of Leeds, ND passed away Monday August 29, 2022 in rural Towner County, ND. Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at the Leeds Lutheran Church. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place at the Leeds Lutheran Cemetery. Everyone is welcome to stream the funeral service through the Nelson Funeral Home Facebook Page. Arrangements are with Nelson Funeral Home of Leeds, ND.

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Justin (34) was the son of Kevin and Wendy Bahm and Robert Bracken. He was raised in Carrington and Cando. He graduated from Cando High School in 2006.

Justin participated in Hockey and Wrestling. He was able to share his love for Hockey with little Bryson in later years.

His younger years were spent cherishing moments with his grandparents. All his family and friends were so special to him. Big brother Josh spent hours in the basement with Justin, Chris and Kyle showing off their wresting moves.

He attended Northland Community and Technical College for Farm Management.

Justin started his farming career with Bob, Irma, Doug, and Vickie Dulmage until his time of death. He looked up to them as his other family and loved to help them any way he could. Justin enjoyed his morning visits with Bob and Irma over coffee.

His dream was to own his own land and farm. Justin worked for the Dulmages for 14 years. Doug played a major role in helping Justin to achieve his dreams.

When Justin wasn’t farming, he enjoyed life with family and friends. He loved the annual snowmobile trip to South Dakota. Snowmobiling was one his favorite pastimes. Justin also enjoyed fishing, annual sausage making, gardening, and cooking and spending time at the lake. Justin loved taking on new projects. He even tried his hand at raising ducks and pheasants.

The yearly Bahm gatherings were always something Justin looked forward to. When Justin hosted Christmas, Santa Claus would always make an appearance. Justin loved his annual Lefse making with Ole and his wife.

When Justin met Paige, he was so excited to introduce her to the family. He immediately loved her and her children as his own. Justin enjoyed supporting Bryson and Ashiya’s activities. He always looked forward Hockey, Volleyball, or any activities the kids were involved with. Many hours were spent as a family traveling to and from activities. Justin enjoyed having the kids ride in the tractor with him.

We will always remember Justin with a smile on his face and Busch light in his hand. Polly was always by his side.

Justin will be deeply missed by all. He is survived by his significant other: Paige Dykstra. Children: Bryson and Ashiya Dather. Parents: Kevin and Wendy Bahm, siblings: Josh (Rachael) Bracken, Chris Bahm, Kyle Bahm, Shanae Bracken, Becky Campbell Nephews: Ryder, Keaton, Niece: Skylar. Grandpa Robinson. Grandma Harriet Bracken. Aunts, Uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparent: Lyle Bracken, Beatrice Bracken, Myrna Robinson.

Posted online on September 03, 2022

Published in Devils Lake Journal