Brian Richard Anderberg

Dates

April 17, 1972 - October 31, 2013

Obituary

 

Brian Richard Anderberg was born to Rick and Sue Anderberg on April 17, 1972 in Mountain View, Calif. He grew up in Sheridan, Wyo., after his parents retired from the Navy. He first attended Sheridan Community College in the early 1990’s where he learned welding, before dedicating his life to full-time ministry. He graduated from Oklahoma Wesleyan University, where he studied pastoral and youth ministry, and met the love of his life, Tonya. Brian and Tonya were married on June 19, 1998 in Gillette WY.  After graduation, they began ministry in South Dakota and Wyoming before settling in Mitchell.

He served on the pastoral staff at Mitchell Wesleyan for several years, was assistant girls' basketball coach at Mitchell Christian, worked at Trail King and Vantage Point, and most recently was the associate director of young adult ministry at Dakota Wesleyan University.

He loved his family, his friends, and most of all, his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Through his illness, he never wavered in his trust that everything was in God’s hands.

Outgoing, funny, smart, compassionate and passionate about his faith in Jesus, Brian touched many lives through his ministries. He was a talented musician, speaker, and writer, and fearless teacher of the gospel. He loved movies, poetry, making music, traveling, Star Wars, making people laugh, and, as he once said, “shooting guns of all sizes.”

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ed and Barbara Lilja; paternal grandparents, Bill and Viola Anderberg and granddad, Don Pridgeon.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Tonya, and their two sons, Nathanael and Nahum; parents Rick and Sue Anderberg and Herb and Elsie Pridgeon; a sister, Tracie Anderberg-Collins, and her three children, Jonah, Sydney, and Jordan; a brother, Johnny Burch and his two children, Taylor and Kenzie; grandma, Gladys Pridgeon; brother and sister, Paul and Chrissy Bickett and their three children, Elsa, Emma, and Kenneth and numerous other family members, honorary children and the countless lives he touched while here on earth.

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location
Mitchell Wesleyan Church
601 North Sanborn
Mitchell, South Dakota
Date
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
Life Celebration
Mitchell Christian School
805 West 18th Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Monday, November 4, 2013
Time
11:00 AM
Location
Mitchell Wesleyan Church
601 North Sanborn
Mitchell, South Dakota


entry posted by Maddox on 12-18-2013
Dear Family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one and send you my sincere condolences. The passing of a loved one can leave us feeling lost and heartbroken. But I've found very comforting words in God's word, the Bible. At Psalms 55:22, God promises to sustain those who throw their burden upon Him. God will also do away with death all together as brought out at Revelation 21:4. The bible also holds out the hope of a resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in death at Acts 24:15. May Jehovah, the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our trials (2 Corinthians 1:3,4), comfort you in your time of need. Heartfelt prayers are with your family.
entry posted by paulette kucera on 11-06-2013
Rick, Sue & family-I am so sorry to read about Brian's passing. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies.
entry posted by Chris and Karla laws on 11-05-2013
So sorry for your loss, tonya and boys.... We are thinking of you and praying you feel gods strength and peace right now. Brian has left behind quite a legacy, and will sorely be missed, but so comforted he is in a better place and we will see him again! Feel our love, the laws.
entry posted by Tammy Wiese on 11-05-2013
Dear Rick, Sue, Tracie, Tonya & family
I am so sorry for your loss-I haven't seen Brian since his & Tonya's wedding! I remember babysitting him-he was such a sweet kid and Im sure, an amazing adult!! I'm sorry I was unable to come for the funeral!! God Bless you all during this time!!
With love, Tammy
entry posted by Chris and Karla laws on 11-05-2013
So sorry for your loss, tonya and boys.... We are thinking of you and praying you feel gods strength and peace right now. Brian has left behind quite a legacy, and will sorely be missed, but so comforted he is in a better place and we will see him again! Feel our love, the laws.
entry posted by Jonathan Rummel on 11-04-2013
I am so honored to have known Brian. Besides an inspiration of being a man of God to me, I will always treasure the times we had together in Sheridan. I know my dad welcome him with open arms in heaven and they will be using their welding skills making wonderful art honoring our Lord. My prayers are with his family and all who were touched by his presence here on earth. Love you guys!
entry posted by Lisha Bairey on 11-03-2013
Tonya and boys - I feel honored to have briefly known Brian. He made such an impact on me & my girls in the short time we knew him. He made Christianity fun! He made music come alive! And he made each person he met feel like a special friend! Our prayers will be with you for a long time, as I cannot imagine how much he will be missed.
entry posted by Dawn Beck on 11-03-2013
I'm very sorry for your loss. I met Brian at Victory Center Bible Camp. He had a huge impact on the kids and the staff. God really used him in an amazing way there and probably everywhere else he went.
entry posted by Jed & Cindy Hockett on 11-03-2013
May the Lord give Tonya and the boys special strength in the coming days. Continued Prayers. Heartfelt sympathy for all his family. God be with you all.
entry posted by Kevin and Debbie Gatlin on 11-03-2013
We knew Brian in Sheridan What an awesome young man he was. His smile would light up any place he was. Our love and prayers are with you all. We pray the Lords presence will sustain you all during this most difficult time. We love you
entry posted by Glenn & Candi Staudinger on 11-03-2013
Our hearts to go out to you and we keep you close in our thoughts and prayers.
entry posted by Linda Nelson on 11-02-2013
Tonya and boys, Herb, Elsie and family,
My deepest condolences to you all. May you find strength and comfort in the coming days from all that surround you with love. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
entry posted by Judy Hevener on 11-02-2013
Dear Rick, Sue, and other members of Brian's family,

My prayers are with you. As you mourn, may you experience God's peace which passes

understanding. I never had the privilege of meeting Brian and knew him only through John's highly complimentary remarks about him and pride in being his brother. Based on that knowledge, I have no doubt that Brian has received the crown of glory awarded to those who preach God's Word. May God's comfort and your warm memories of the time you spent with
Brian sustain you until you are reunited with him in heaven.
entry posted by Wendal Heidinger on 11-02-2013
Rick I was sorry to hear about your son Brian it has to be the worst thing to happen to a parent my prayers go out to you and the family.
entry posted by Nicole Christenson on 11-01-2013
Tonya and boys,
My heartfelt prayers go out to you all. May God wrap his arms around you all and comfort you all.
entry posted by Justin Mettler on 11-01-2013
Although i have not seen Brian since high school i have many fond memories of him he was a great person many years ago and followed his heart and his dreams and left a legacy leading by example, he will be missed by many. My condolences to his family!
entry posted by Jackie Christiansen on 11-01-2013
I had the HONOR of working with Brian at Trail King. He was a wonderful man. Very devoted to his Lord and his family. May the Heavenly Father comfort his family. He was called HOME way too soon, and will be greatly missed by all who are the better for knowing him.
entry posted by Dan Poley on 10-31-2013
I was glad to know Brian in high school, he brought me many smiles. I'm not surprised he turned out to be such a great guy. My condolences to his family and friends.
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