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Brandon J. Kolstad

Brandon Jerome Kolstad, age 29, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019, near Sheyenne, ND.

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, ND. Brandon graduated from New Rockford-Sheyenne High School in May, 2008.  He joined the ND National Guard in January, 2009 and served until January, 2012.  He worked in the oil fields with a fracking crew.  He attended Guide & 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 October 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, ND.  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 his 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.

Visitation:  will be Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 9:00AM-5:00PM,  in Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND with a Prayer Service at 7:00PM at First Lutheran Church, Sheyenne, ND.

Funeral Service:  will be held  Friday, March 8, 2019, at 11:00AM in New Rockford-Sheyenne High School, New Rockford, ND.

Burial:  will be held at the Riverside Cemetery, Sheyenne, ND


Posted Condolences:


  1. Darlene & Greg,

    Words are not enough. We are so sorry for your loss… we’re stunned to run across Brittany’s Facebook post. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. With wishes for loving arms of family and friends to hold you up in this terrible time. May you find comfort in memories of your precious son.

  2. Greg, Darlene and Family,

    Our condolences and thoughts as you grieve this great loss of your son, Brandon.
    There are no words that can wipe away your tears… Hugs will not ease your pain
    But hold on to your memories… Forever they will remain.
    With Sympathy.

  3. So sorry to hear about Brandon…he was good guy

  4. •Greg, Darlene and Family,

    No amount of words can express the pain that you are going through. I am sending you my condolences, with many prayers and hoping you are able to find strength during this dark time. Hold on to the memories .

  5. Darlene, Greg, and Brittany,
    We couldn’t believe what we just read on Facebook. We’re sending condolences to your heartbroken family. We only met Brandon a few times, but we both remarked that he was an extremely nice man. May the Lord show you how to find peace during this tragedy.

  6. Greg, Darlene and Brittany,

    Deepest sympathy to you and your family. We have you in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Greg,Darlene, Brittany and family

    We are so sorry for your loss of Brandon..your in our thoughts and prayers

  8. I will miss Brandon. He was a great big buck hunter. May he rest in the home of the lord. See you again someday Brandon.

  9. I met Brandon when I went with my husband last year to Dolores, Co. my husband stayed in touch after many years because Brandon was a guide for him one year. I can imagine how you’re thinking. We’ve lost our son and it doesn’t matter who it is it pains your heart. Thank you Brandon for being my husbands friend.

  10. Darlene, Greg and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Am sending up lots of prayers for you all….God Bless all of your families.

  11. Greg, Darlene, Norma, Brittany, Blaine, Sarah and family- My heart just hurts for you after hearing the tragic news of losing Brandon. Praying God wraps his arms tightly around all of you during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.

  12. My deepest condolences to the family for your loss of Brandon. May God strengthen and comfort you with his promise of the resurrection when the dead will rise. Acts 24:15

  13. So sorry to hear about your son. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Greg, Darlene, and Brittany…my heart breaks for you, no words can ever take the pain away you all have…My thoughts and prayers are with you all for strength to get thru the days ahead…Brandon will forever be loved and missed by many people ❤

  15. Darlene & Family,
    So very sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy to you. Sending thoughts and prayers.

  16. What a shock! Words can’t tell you how sorry we are. You all are in our prayers.

  17. Darlene and family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Brandon’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Gone too soon. Our deepest sympathy.

  18. Greg, Darlene & family:

    So very sorry for your loss. I am keeping you in thought and prayer. May your faith in a loving God give you the strength to help you get through this most difficult time.

  19. So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you be filled with peace as you hold on to the happy memories.

  20. Darlene, Greg and Family,
    There is no way of conveying just how sad I am over your loss. I send my sympathy and my love–along with a hug. My family asked me to include their sympathy and we know God will give you strength to get through this and you will always have the wonderful memories of Brandon.

  21. Greg,Darlene and family: We can’t imagine how you must feel at the loss of your loved one. Try to remember the fond memories and that will help to ease some of the pain you feel. We really enjoyed watching Brandon grow up and hope his legacy is carried on through his family. God bless you all as we keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  22. Dear Norma, Greg, Donna ,and immediate & extended family. I did not know my 3rd cousin but I feel your pain So sorry about the accident.

  23. My sympathy to all the family. Thinking of you at this time.

  24. Kolstad family
    So very sorry that Brandon is gone. Helluva guy and we have great memories of him.

  25. So so sad for all of you. What a tragic loss. Thinking of you.


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