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Brian Schlenker

January 17, 1961 - October 25, 2016

Funeral - Tuesday

November 01, 2016
- 7:00pm

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Brian Schlenker

January 17, 1961 - October 25, 2016


Brian passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at his home in Moorhead, MN, at the age of 55.

Brian Jerome Schlenker was born on January 17, 1961, the son of Jerald and Marlene (Kraft) Schlenker, in Valley City, North Dakota. He grew up in Fargo and graduate from Shanley High School. He also attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

Brian made his home in Fargo for most of his life. He was a loving father, grandfather, and friend to many. He had a very special bond with his special nephews. Brian was an avid sports fan and loved to follow the Minnesota Vikings, the Fighting Sioux and UCLA.

Brian is survived by his mother, Marlene Schlenker of Fargo; his two sons – Michael (Kristin) Schlenker of Grand Forks, ND; and Matthew Timme of Dilworth, MN; his beloved grandson, Camdyn Schlenker; his sister, Deborah Paine of Brooklyn Park, MN; his special nephews – Deric and Devon Paine; and many other very dear relatives and friends.

Brian was preceded in death by his father, Jerald Schlenker; and his grandparents – Christ and Emily Schlenker, and Casper and Catherine Kraft.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: 7 PM Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo



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15 responses to “Brian Schlenker”

  1. Steven J Ratti says:

    To the Schlenker family, my thoughts & prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Brian made a lasting impression on many, & he will be greatly missed. Brian, KC Trips, March Madness, & Golf will never be the same without you my friend. I am blessed that we became such good friends these past 20 some years. I take solace in all of this pain we feel because I know you are with your dad again in Heaven. Keep an eye on all of us & we will see you again someday….your view for Sioux & Viking games is now the best.

    Love You Brian,


  2. Kevin Meyer says:

    Brian will be sorely missed as friend and golf buddy. May you rest in peace.
    My thoughts and prayers go to his family.

  3. Dean and Connie Lykken says:

    Dear Marlene, Debbie and family, Dean and I are in Arizona and were so sorry to hear of Brian’s death, he was way too young. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families . Sincerely Dean and Connie

  4. Kevin Sittauer says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. My old memories are of a fun loving, happy kid with gifted athletic abilities and a kind word for me when I needed it. Enjoy the celebration of his good life.

  5. Mary Harles-Campbell Moorhead MN says:

    Prayers and peace to the Schlenker family….and all who loved him. Brian was a wonderful guy, full of smiles, laughs, and always had a good story to tell. I will miss his bear hugs and his smile. RIP Schlenk Dawg…..May your memory live on, and your stories be told. Love ya

  6. Molly Grove says:

    Dear Mrs. Schlenker and Debbie,

    I’m so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. I always thought of him as that really cute, charismatic boy in the class ahead of us who was also at heart a nice guy. I’m thinking of you and your family, and sending you my heartfelt wishes for peace.

  7. Susan Lindemoen says:

    Brian, you always knew how to get me laughing and was a wonderful classmate and friend to have. That smile of yours was contagious! May your family find comfort and peace in those beautiful memories that we all are lucky to have. RIP Brian and may God watch over your family at this difficult time.

  8. Richard Stenseth says:

    My condolences to Brian’s family. This loss is tough for many as Brian cut a pretty wide swath. His presence, personality, and friendship will be dearly missed. I was lucky enough to know Brian for many years and our paths crossed a number of times. There are not a lot of people who are any better when it comes to friends and family. Rest peacefully.

  9. April says:

    I am so very sorry to hear of Brian’s passing…he was a great guy! One of a kind smile and super fun personality! Condolences and many prayers to his family and friends during this very difficult time…surely will miss seeing you around the Bowler Brian 🙁 hugs see you again someday

  10. Marc Dollens says:

    Thoughts and Prayers to the family and friends!

  11. Dion Deichert says:

    I met Brian on a bus from Fargo to Bismarck. The Catholic grade schools were sending eighth graders for a leadership day. I had no idea who this kid from Nativity was, but he was hilarious. What could have been a boring drive was a good time. I remember him trying to talk one of the eighth grade girls out of a kiss. Too funny! Such a great guy!

  12. Lisa Walsh says:

    There was no bigger smile than the one on Brian’s face to greet you in the halls of Fargo Shanley. We all knew he had a warm soul to match. David recently recalled practicing football patterns with he and Mike on Shanley’s field. Debbie, David and I send our warmest condolences to you and your Mom during this very sad time.

  13. Mary Nyquist says:

    Marlene and Deb…..I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of all of you! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Nancy Elliott says:

    My mother and I extend our deepest sympathy to Marlene and Deb. May Brian rest in peace. Sincerely, Nancy Kost Elliott

  15. Bill Francisco says:

    Just found out about Brian, I am so sorry. We were good friends at UND and worked together as black jack dealers and bartenders. He was someone I never forgot and had so many good times with in college.He was one of the good guys.

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