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Brandon Scherping, 23

Brandon Phillip Scherping, age 23, passed away at North Memorial Hospital, as the result of a work accident July 15, 2013.

Brandon Phillip Scherping was born in Buffalo, to Russ and Debra (Ward) Scherping Jan. 5, 1990.

He grew up in Cokato, and was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Catholic Church of Darwin. Brandon graduated in 2008 from Dassel-Cokato High School. He went on to further his education at Alexandria Technical College, where he graduated with an associates in applied science in the diesel mechanic program.

Brandon married the love of his life, Angela Nicole Anderson, July 31, 2010. They were married at the Rockford Laestadian Lutheran Church. They made their first home in Dassel, and then moved to the farm in French Lake Township, where Brandon began fulfilling his dream of becoming a dairy farmer. He also worked as a diesel mechanic at Midwest Machinery in Howard Lake, where he tore down and rebuilt his favorite of all machines, the John Deere tractor.

Brandon enjoyed hunting, fishing, chopping wood, saunas, Louis L’amour novels, and good ol’-fashioned hard-work.

Most important to him was his wife, Angie, and two beautiful children, Gretchen and Ivy.

He was always willing to lend a hand and share a smile. To him, life wasn’t about the clothes you wear, the car you drive, or the money in your wallet, it was about the people you meet, the memories, and impressions you leave along the way.

Brandon was unique, outgoing and energetic resulting in many lasting memories.

Brandon is survived by his wife, Angie; and their daughters, Gretchen and Ivy; his parents, Russ Scherping of Centerville, and Debra (Dean) Danielson of Dassel; grandparents Everett and Beverly Scherping of Freeport, Marcia Ward of Green Bay, WI, and Margaret Danielson of Dassel; brother Clinton (Brenda) of Longview, WA. and their children Sullivan, Lincoln, and Griffin; sister Alysha (Markku) Ravaska of Cokato and their children Sophia, Lidia, Gabriella, Noah, and Chase; brother Jordan Danielson of Dassel; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services took place Saturday, July 20 at Cokato Laestadian Lutheran Church.