Brianna Lemar

brianna lemar

November 20, 1990 ~ March 5, 2023

Born in: Rapid City, SD
Resided in: Fargo, ND

Brianna (Bri) Kay Lemar, 32, passed away on March 5, 2023 at home surrounded by her loving family and friends, under the care of hospice in Fargo, ND.

Bri was born on November 20, 1990 in Rapid City, SD to Jon & Julie Lemar. She graduated from Fargo North High School in 2009, then attended Rasmussen College and earned an Associate’s Degree. She previously worked at the Taco Shop, Nodak, Essentia Health, and Family Health Care.

In her spare time, Bri could be found doing diamond art, or attending Riley’s football practices and games. Bri was an avid Minnesota Wild and University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux hockey fan. In 2011, Bri became a mother to her son Riley. He was the light of her life and she loved him with all her heart.

Survivors include her son: Riley James Byars, Parents: Jon & Julie Lemar, Grandfather: James Konze, Brother: Breman (Jenna) Lemar, Sister: Ashley (Ryan) Aldrich, Riley’s Grandma: Monica (Don) Schill Riley’s Uncle: Matt Byars (Dayne) (Tatum) Riley’s Aunt: Angie (TJ) Nogosek (Noah) (Aiden) Riley’s Aunt: Amy Knight.

Bri was preceded in death by Grandparents: Harold & Diane Lemar, Lucille Konze; Aunts: Kathlyn Delvo, Del Westacott, Verna Demers, Peggy Konze; Uncles: David Mears, Dan Hoffarth; and Great-Grandparents: Tony and Lavina Hoffarth, Matthew and Josephine Lemar, Alex and Harriet Mears, and Albert and Cecile Konze Riley’s Grandpa: Lee Byars.

A Celebration of Life will be held late spring to early summer to allow family to come home from their winter homes.

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  1. Julie and Jon family, and Rylie I’m so sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers. Bri was the sweetest and loving person u could ever have met!! Fly hi Bri until we meet again!! Love u girl

  2. Dear Julie, Jon & family.Im so sorry for your loss of Bri,I can’t imagine what you are going through, just know you have many friends that are here for you.My thoughts and prayers,go out to you!!❤️🙏 Love you ❤️

  3. Jon and Julie, our sincere condolences on the loss of Bri. You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Tammie and Byron Tveit.

  4. Jon, Julie, and Riley,
    Bri was so blessed to be at home with you before she made her way home to be with our lord. I had the great pleasure to see so many of Bri’s friends come to see her and to experience the great love between Jon, Julie, and Bri. She was loved dearly and always will be.
    Gods love and blessings.
    Monica and Don

  5. Always hold on the good memories that Bri gave you.. God will be there for those dark days..

  6. There are no words other than our deep sadness with you, Jon & the entire family. We mourn with you and send our love.

  7. Jon and Julie, l can’t Explain to you how much your daughter was helpful and kindness to me and a lot of people l thinking she in top of heaven no Doubt please we have to keep her msg a live l can’t thank you enough to accept me like a family member
    And definitely I’m sorry for your lost at first

  8. Bri.. as I always call you! You were such a bright light to so many, so willing to help anyone who needed it. You eyes shined as bright as you smile and laughter. I just can’t thank you enough for being one of my best friends. I will miss you until I leave this earth… But as I say it’s not good bye it’s see you later chick! Riley is loved and cared for by so many, just keep watch and we will all keep him safe. You were his world..

  9. I am so sorry for the Lemar of my family to have to go through this struggle on life I have no magical thing to say other than God bless and I love you

  10. Lemar Family-
    There are no words to express our deepest sympathy. Brianna was such a wonder person. She loved big and had the best smile. Her laugh was infectious, I enjoyed all of our time together. I will continue to cherish all the wonderful memories we have.
    Sending lots of love
    Amy and Tatum

  11. Not a day goes by where I don’t think of your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Ms. Bri you are missed and loved.. We will help carry on your memories for years to come. I miss your mischievous smile and our chats about the MN Wild and of course Luke Combs! Till we meet again ..

  12. My deepest condolences, Bri was such a sweet person. Prayers for your family and hugs. Bri gas her wings and will be watching over her family especially Riley. Prayers!!!

  13. I am so sorry for your loss! I knew Bri from girls weekend and we shared many good laughs.
    I pray for peace for your family, especially her son.
    God Bless!

  14. Jon, Julie and Riley and families, So sorry for your profound loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.,Love you all.

  15. Julie and Jon family, and Rylie I’m so sorry for your loss!I can’t imagine what you are going through and bethy to i love you guys

  16. I have attended many Fargo Force games over the years and especially from 2017-2019, I always looked forward to Bri serving drinks at the game. She was ALWAYS happy and ALWAYS had a smile on her face whenever I would see her. My heart breaks for this news. The world is a worse place with her gone. May the Lord our God welcome her into his heavenly Kingdom.

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