Brian Kurt Wuetherich, age 46, of Glencoe, formerly of Lester Prairie, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013, in a motorcycle accident by Plato.
He was born May 13, 1967, in Glencoe, the fourth child of Fredric and Dorothy (Ristow) Wuetherich. Brian was baptized as an infant June 4, 1967, by the Rev. Gary Kasten; and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth, May 3, 1981, by the Rev. Dave Martens, both at Prairie Community Church in Lester Prairie, Minnesota.
Brian received his education in Lester Prairie, attending Lester Prairie High School.
He grew up on the family farm near Lester Prairie and after school, moved into town.
In 2000, Brian bought his own farm site in rural Glencoe. He was blessed with two children, Morgan and Taylor.
Brian worked first at Holasek’s Flower Power, later at Lester’s Inc., and Litzau Excavating in Lester Prairie. For the past 10 years, Brian worked for William Mueller and Sons, Inc. in Hamburg, operating heavy equipment.
Brian was a member of Prairie Community Church in Lester Prairie.
He loved to make wood, plant flowers and trees, having planted dozens of trees in just the past two years. He enjoyed participating in 4-wheel-drive truck pulls and riding his dirt bike.
Brian always had time to help out a friend, loved Morgan’s dog, “Montana;” and he cherished time spent with his family and friends. And, like Billy Currington sings, he was “pretty good at drinking beer.”
Brian is survived by his daughters, Morgan Wuetherich of New Germany, and Taylor Schneewind of Maple Lake; mother Dorothy Wuetherich of Lester Prairie; sister Debra Kirby of Eden Prairie; brothers Kerry Wuetherich and his wife, Deb, of Gaylord, and Guy Wuetherich and his wife, Holly, of Paradise, UT; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Fredric Wuetherich; and a niece, Charlene Wuetherich.
Funeral services took place Friday, June 21 at 11 a.m. at Prairie Community Church in Lester Prairie, followed by interment at Lester Prairie City Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Baldwin officiated at the services. Sonja Johnson was the organist, and soloist Kerri Specht sang “On Eagle’s Wings.” Congregational hymns included “It Is Well With My Soul,” and “What A Friend We Have in Jesus.”
Casket bearers were Dave Schuette, Cory Kegler, Brian Gatz, Dave Snegosky, Calvin Dolezal, and Dustin LaMott.
Visitation was Thursday, June 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, and continued Friday, one hour prior to the service at the church.
The Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie handled the arrangements. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.hantge.com; click on Obituaries/Guest Book.