Renstrom, Brian Michael (1977-2012)

Brian Renstrom, 35, of Karlstad, Minnesota passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, September 7th, 2012. Brian Michael Renstrom was born May 4, 1977 in Albert Lea, Minnesota, the son of Timothy and Leone (Walz) Renstrom. He was a 1995 graduate of Tri County High School in Karlstad, Minnesota. On August 14, 2004 he married Courtney Hultgren at Grace Lutheran Church in Hallock. Brian did concrete and sheetrock construction work until 2008 when he began working for Central Boiler in Greenbush, Minnesota. He was a member of the Karlstad Volunteer Fire Department.

Family members include his wife, Courtney; a daughter, Isabelle; his brother, Randy (Lauren) Renstrom, Eden Prairie, MN; his biological father, Randy (Diane) Fox, New Richland, MN; four nieces, Kiersten Renstrom, Jocelyn and Keria Anderson and Harper Waller. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Erinn and his biological mother, Pam Fox.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in Salem Lutheran Church, rural Karlstad. Interment will be in the Salem Lutheran Cemetery. Rev. Scott Wolff, presiding. Special music will be performed by the Popple Ridge Pickers, Galen Nordin, Ellen Johnson, organist and Jim Dougherty, bag pipes. Casket bearers will be Randy Renstrom, Bryant Wencl, Randy Fox, John Kujava and Kenny Hultgren. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Austin Funeral Chapel at Hallock with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.

[Interred Salem Lutheran cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky