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Brian J. Ourada, 34

Brian J. Ourada, age 34, of Delano, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, at the Golden LivingCenter in Delano.

He was born Sept. 24, 1974, to John and Linda (Sterkenburg) Ourada in Thief River Falls, MN.

Brian attended Rochester schools and Woodbury High School, graduating in 1993. He continued his education at Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis from 1993 to 1995, and earned an associate of applied science in automotive collision repair and refinishing.

Brian was an Eagle Scout, achieving that distinction in 1992.

After graduation, Brian worked for several employers in automotive body repair, light manufacturing, landscaping, and tree clearing. Most recently, he was employed by Joe Kittok of Jan’s Lawn and Landscape.

Brian moved to Delano in 1999, and became a member of the St. Peter Catholic Church. He was active in the Knights of Columbus, serving as treasurer, as well as serving as an usher in church.

Brian met Jennifer Kuiken, and they were wed Sept. 15, 2007. Brian was seriously injured in an automobile accident Dec. 14, 2007, and never recovered.

Always willing to help, Brian would help anyone who asked, even those who didn’t ask. One of Brian’s joys in life was spending time with his nieces and nephews, whom he adored.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Marcy Ourada of Wabasso, MN; and Joe and Edna Sturkenburg of Hartford, SD; an uncle, Alan Ourada of Marana, AZ; and a cousin, Daniel Ourada of Lucan, MN.

Brian is survived by his wife, Jenny; parents John and Linda Ourada of Salina, KS; siblings Brenda and Mike Boschek of Brookfield, WI, Michelle and Derrick Scoular of Ankeny, IA, and Tim and Anna Ourada of Burnsville; and nieces and nephews Amanda, Beth, and Luke Scoular; John, Matthew, and Andrew Boschek; and Mark Ourada.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. at the St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano, with interment in the St. Anne Cemetery in Wabasso.

Visitation was Sunday, Aug. 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., and continued Monday for one hour prior to the Mass at the church.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.