|3/8/2017 2:02:00 PM|
Brant Nerhus, 53, of Windom died March 2, 2017, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls after being diagnosis with cancer in February.
A Celebration of Life service was Tuesday at American Lutheran Church in Windom with Pastor Gene Alms officiating.
Special music was provided by Dustin Stevens, pianist; Robyn Willard and Jordan Bussa, vocalists.
Casket bearers were Ron Bramstad, Don Bramstad, Richard Barnett, Oscar Villegas, Blair Grove, Shelli Legler and Lucas Nerhus.
Honorary bearers were Michelle Morales, Brandi Grove, Doug Kazemba, Don Kazemba, Ross Kazemba, Rod Kazemba, Jolene Klooster and Terry Kazemba.
Burial with full military honors provided by Windom American Legion Post 206 was at Amo Lutheran Cemetery in rural Storden.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom handled the funeral arrangements.
Brant Allen Nerhus was born April 12, 1963, to David and Janet (Mattison) Nerhus in Westbrook. He was baptized and later confirmed at American Lutheran Church in Windom.
He received his education from Windom Area Public Schools, graduating in 1981.
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he took part in rescuing 14 hostages from the Lebanon Hostage Crisis, before he was honorably discharged.
In 1994, Brant married JoLynn Kazemba Andersen at American Lutheran Church in Windom. They lived in Windom where they raised their three children: Jennifer, Jerrica and Lucas.
Brant worked for Fortune Transportation as a truck driver for 34 years. In September 2016, Brandt began working for SVE in Windom.
Brant was a member of American Lutheran Church.
He enjoyed NASCAR, fishing, camping, grilling, sitting by bonfires and having friends visit.
He will be remembered as a family man who loved his family, especially his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Nerhus.
Survivors include his wife, JoLynn Nerhus of Windom; three children: Lucas Nerhus and Jerrica Andersen (Richard Barnett), all of Windom; and Jennifer (Oscar) Villegas of Apple Valley; three grandchildren; his mother and step-father, Janet and Jerry Hochstein of Windom; two sisters, Michelle (Jose) Morales of Magnolia, Texas; and Brandi (Blair) Grove of Windom; father- and mother-in-law, Loren and Mary Kazemba of Jackson; and brothers- and sisters-in-law: Doug and Sharon Kazemba of Yankton, S.D.; Don Kazemba of Fredricksburg, Ind.; Ross and Patty Kazemba of Windom; Rod Kazemba (Jennifer Schmidt) of Hartland, Wis.; Jolene Klooster (Randy Lenz) of Adrian; and Terry Kazemba of Sioux Valley.