Brian Craig Abraham, 67 of Horace, ND died on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at his home after a short bout with cancer.

Brian was born December 23, 1944 in Fargo to C.H. (Ube) and Lillian (Freed) Abraham.   His childhood years were spent in Fargo, Bismarck, and Cut Bank, Montana. He graduated from Cut Bank High School in 1962. Brian returned to Fargo and attended IBM School. He worked as an IBM Operator for Dacotah Paper Company and Fairway Foods in Computer Processing. He was a member of Data Processing Management Association and served as President. In 1970 he started working for NDSU in Computer Processing and later worked in management in information technology services, retiring in 2004.

In 1964 he married Andrea Lindemann at Faith Lutheran church. They had four children and resided in West Fargo. They moved to Kindred in 1975. He was active in church and community; volunteer fireman, city council member and served as mayor of Kindred for 8 years. Brian was a creative and gifted man. He enjoyed working with wood. He was a carpenter and artist. He generously donated a lot of those talents to help others.

He enjoyed working in his yard and was a creative landscaper and gardener. In 1992, Brian and Andrea moved to Horace and rejoined Faith Lutheran Church. He was a member of the King’s Men at Faith Lutheran Church, West Fargo.

He really enjoyed being around children, animals and traveling to the mountains. He was a man of few words but when he spoke it was of meaning.  In all the deeds of his life, he tried to live as he believed.

Brian leaves behind his wife Andrea of 48 years; daughter, Dawn (Kevin) Hovland, Grand Forks, ND; sons, Brant, Wichita, KS, Blair (Tanya), Horace, ND,  Aaron, Post Falls, ID; grandchildren, Madison and Aaron Hovland, and Sophia and Olivia Abraham.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Gary and sister Dawn Kissler.

Donations can be made to the Humane Society of Fargo/Moorhead, 1201 28th Ave N., Fargo, N.D., and/or Faith Lutheran King's Men, 127 2nd Ave E., West Fargo N.D.

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  1. Bloomington Minnesota
    Thinking of Brian’s family and all those who will miss him. We enjoyed our connection with he and Andrea through our children and at church. I know he meant the world to so many and am so sorry for your loss.
    Mona and John Haugen

  2. Kindred ND
    Dear Andrea and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. It is never easy. You had many wonderful years together and a fine family together. May God grant you and yours the courage and love of one another to find peace within yourselves and as a family while going through this difficult timr.

  3. FARGO ND
    I am so sorry to hear about Brian,
    My grandma June Robinson just loved your family. Please have peace that he is in a better place. with love lezlie

  4. Shawnee OklahomaAndrea and family,
    I lived in Cut Bank when I was 2 and Brian was 4. My cousin was a truly nice guy. Andrea was in study hall with me at West Fargo in 1961 when Brian was still in Cut Bank. I delivered the Forum to the Andrea’s parents and I guess I was in 6th grade. You can imagine my surprise when the two of you married. When you are younger you look up to those a little older for guidance on how to live your life. Brian and Andrea were good teachers. Thanks Brian!

  5. Orlando FLBrant, Aaron and Family –

    Deepest condolences to each and every one of you for your loss. Brant has told me so many wonderful stories about Mr. Abraham and I, too, recall his kindness and giving spirit when he came out to our farm with Brant to help my mother with a remodeling project. May God bless you all during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Love,
    Carol

  6. Grand Forks ND
    My deepest sympathies to all of you. Dawn,you spoke so highly of your father.What a wonderful man he must have been. I am thinking of you all at this sad time. Kitty Marcotte

  7. Hunter ndAndrea, So sorry to hear of Brians passing. We had some very good conversations during the time we spent together on reunion day. He did a very nice job on the float. God bless you and your family. Jim

  8. West Fargo ND
    Andrea and Family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your Family.
    I met Brian when he worked at Fairway Foods with my Brother in-law Joe Van Laere and also worked with him on and off in the earlier years at ND
    SU. Brian always had a smile on his face and a great sense of humor. He and Terry also did remodeling on my brother’s house in Casselton years ago. I last saw you and Brian and one of your Grand Sons, in July at one of the West Fargo Cruise Nights when you walked by my house on Morrison Street. It was so good to see and talk to Brian. He will be missed.
    “No Time on Earth is long enough to Share with those we Love or Prepare our Hearts for that last Goodbye”

    Sincerely, Renee

  9. Horace ND
    I was on the Kindred city council when Brian was mayor. His attention to detail was great, and sometimes the meetings were long, but, the city was well served by a man who asked little in return.
    He was also a fair poker player.
    My condolences to Andrea and children you were his pride and joy.
    Jim Holmly

  10. Wichita KSBrant and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Brant you are such a special person and we will be here for you when you return. You have spoke of your father and family many times. I know you hold them dear to your heart. God bless you all.

  11. Wichita KSBrant and Family,
    My heart goes out to you in your time of loss. I know your dad was a very special and talented man. I have enjoyed the many stories you have shared with me about him. Please take care.
    Love,
    Donna

  12. Champlin MN
    Sheri and I want to express our condolences to Andrea and family for Brian’s passing. Although I only briefly and recently knew Brian, I can see he was a wonderful person.

    Jim Rogne

  13. Brian was certainly special! We had offices next to each other for several years at ITS and we were Sleepy Hollow neighbors. I’ll remember him as a kind and gentle friend who had a gift for gardening.

  14. Ham Lake MN
    Jane and I are so sorry to hear of Brians passing. We were so fortunate to have such good neighbors in the Horace community. Our sincere condolences to the Abraham family…

    Scott and Jane Morgan

  15. I grew up in Cut Bank, MT. I new Brian’s mom and dad when I was little. I was just surfing the Web looking for old friends. It is thanksgiving and Kelly and Olga Freedom daughter stopped by Good memories.

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