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In Loving Memory...

Brent L. Northagen

Brent L. Northagen, age 35, resident of Fordville, ND, died Monday, March 6, 2017.


Brent LeRoy Northagen was born March 18, 1981 in Grafton, ND, the son of LeRoy and Jo (Pastorek) Northagen.  Brent lived in many places, as his father was in the military.  They lived at the Minot Air Force Base from his birth until 1986.  They then lived in Florida until 1990, when they moved to Fordville.  Brent attended the Fordville-Lankin Public School, where he enjoyed participating in sports, primarily football.  He graduated from there in 1999.  He then attended college and worked until joining the military.  Brent enlisted in the U.S. Army on January 27, 2004 in Fargo, and was honorably discharged on February 17, 2006 in New York.  He remained in New York until moving back to North Dakota in 2009.  He lived in Fargo, where he worked as a welder, before moving to Fordville a few years ago.  Brent enjoyed sales, so he began working at First National Pawn in Grand Forks.  He thoroughly loved all children, especially his precious niece & nephews.


Brent will be deeply missed by his parents, LeRoy & Jo Northagen of Fordville; a brother, Josh (Heather Martinson) Northagen of St. Thomas, ND and his 2 children, Zander & Ashton; a sister, Megan (Josh) Buee of Berthold, ND and their daughter, Sawyer; his grandmother, Joyce Northagen of Grafton, ND; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.


He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Stanley & Mabel Pastorek and Melvin Northagen.


The Funeral Service for Brent will be held at the Fordville Lutheran Church, Fordville, ND, on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Officiating will be the Reverend Tim Faust.  The organist will be Sylvia Madson and the soloist will be Chantell Aaker.  Interment will be private at the ND State Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, ND.  The casketbearers will be Marcus Northagen, Andy Daley, Drew Fellman, Lukas Pastorek, Ryan Pastorek, and Nathan Northagen.  Military Honors will be conducted by the ND Military Funeral Honors Team.  Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday, beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Posted Condolences:

My deepest sympathy JoAnn, LeRoy & family.  You are in my prayers and May God embrace all of you in his arms to help bring you comfort during this very difficult time.  God Bless you!

Lenny Jelinek


So sorry about your loss.  Sending hugs and prayers.
Peggy (Sommerfeld) Schulz


Jo, LeRoy and family - my heart is breaking for you.  May God give you strength as you go through this difficult time.  Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you all my love.


LeRoy and family,
I will pray for your family during this difficult time. I will ask God to give you comfort, strength, and peace.
God Bless,
Gloria, Kevin, Kohlton Kjorsvik


I am sorry about your loss, but I feel I am blessed to have known such a sweet soul.  I know the comfort & support of those around you will help ease you in the days to come.

All my love. -Emy


Dear LeRoy, Jo, Josh and Megan,
It brings tears to my eyes to hear about Brent's accident and death.  I remember fondly working with Brent at Park River Bible Camp.  He was a good worker and often showed up with his hidden energy when we needed it.  He worked hard during the days and joined in our times of worship around the campfires at night.  He will be greatly missed by many of us who worked with him and have spread across the country and world now.  I know that his loss is even greater for you.  May God grant you peace in the midst of the loss, and may great memories be a comfort, as well as the confidence we have that all who trust in Christ will one day be reunited in heaven for eternity.

In Christ's love, Rod Q.


My biggest regards to family!!!  I was a good friend of his from NY!!  I was close to him we did a lot together when he was in NY I lived with him for a lil and then he moved home and we all ways talk about me come out but just hasn't work out and we played a lot of ps3and ps4 together!!  But I should of just come out!!!  Plz get ahold of me.
Kevin Phelps




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