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Eric Brennan

March 08, 1971 - April 06, 2016

Memorial Service - Tuesday

April 12, 2016
- 2:00 PM

Hope Lutheran Church, North Campus


Boulger Funeral Home

Eric Brennan

March 08, 1971 - April 06, 2016


Our beloved son, Eric Lee Brennan, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN at the Veterans Administration Hospital.

Eric was born on March 8, 1971 in Fargo, the son of Donald and Sharon (Orvedahl) Brennan. He attended school in Fargo and graduated from North High School in 1989. He joined the North Dakota Air National Guard in Fargo after graduation. He attended Dakota Aero Tech where he earned his A&P License in Air Frame and Power Plant. The guard was his life and he was there until March of 2014 when he was retired.

He is survived by his parents, Donald and Sharon Brennan; his aunts and uncles – Arlene Haugen, Jeanette Buerkley, Clayton and Gloria Brennan, Gerald and Joanne Brennan, Paul and Nancy Brennan, Burton and Susan Brennan, Dennis and Cindy Orvedahl, Virginia Orvedahl/Cleades Mullis, Paul and Bonnie Orvedahl, Holly and Dan Paavola, Reid Orvedahl and many cousins and special friends.
Visitation will be held from 1-2 PM, followed by the funeral at 2 PM Tuesday on April 12, 2016 at Hope Lutheran Church – North Campus in Fargo. Burial will take place at a later date at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, ND.

Rest in peace dear Eric!


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19 responses to “Eric Brennan”

  1. Ch Bruce Krogstad, 119WG says:

    To Eric’s family: I cannot imagine what you all have been through in recent days. I am very sorry for the grief that you have and will continue to experience, particularly for you, Eric’s parents. May the promises God made in Eric’s baptism give you a measure of comfort during these and future difficult times.
    Grace and Peace,
    Bruce Krogstad

  2. Cindy Parmer says:

    Thoughts, prayers & Hugs to Eric’s parents. Your wonderful son will be missed by many!

  3. Linda,Roesler says:

    My deepest sympathy to all of Eric’s family and friends. I enjoyed visiting with him at the ELKS in Fargo. Heaven has,a,whole lot of way to young angels. God’s blessings!

  4. Holly Wadeson says:

    I worked full-time for the NDANG for almost 4 years in Maintenance & talked to Eric many times throughout the day. He was a true gentleman & he will be missed terribly. I’m so sorry to his family for their loss; prayers sent for all!

  5. Clint Lowe says:

    If one could say the Happy Hooligans (North Dakota Air National Guard) was a family, Eric’s time in the unit most certainly gets remembered at every reunion. There are personalities that disappear from the Guard, anonymous folks who put in their time and disappear into oblivion with few stories accompanying their names and few highlights dotting their dossiers; their retirements quickly see their memories fade to black, where break room table conversations are laced with, “what was that guy’s name that used to work in…” In no way did Eric Brennan follow that path–the Guard’s memories and stories are dotted throughout with tales of Eric.

    In a twisted sense, Eric was the Guard’s Forest Gump…whether in Panama or Alaska, Eric appeared at every function on every continent the Hooligans managed to visit. My own pictures of the Air Guard days are punctuated, here-and-there, with Eric’s face blossoming from within or behind. Whether front-and-center or merely a tuft of hair-and-eyes peering through co-worker faces, Eric managed to be everywhere in the Guard at one time or another.

    In God’s Great Plan, He had a purpose for Eric. Kind hearted, even when complaining, Eric was a well-liked, gentle soul meant to fill a niche. He excelled at co-miserating; that tough-to-get-right circumstance where people are comforted by talking about things–from problems on the job to problems at home. A sort of counselor who listened with his heart, Eric could respond with a genuine interest in your situation.

    Eric was a good guy who got called Home early. For those of us bidding him “goodbye,” it’s a moment of reflection and considerable sadness. But let’s try it from a different perspective and think of it as Eric’s arrival into the world promised us. Hang on buddy, we’ll be there soon enough.

  6. Lea Nerby says:

    Eric and I became great friends during his time here on the East coast with the Happy Hooligans Alert. He played hard at being a grumpy guy, but was truly a big teddy bear at heart. Nathan and I will miss him and think of him often. Our deepest sympathies to his family.

  7. Bryan Abernathey says:

    Eric wss one of my closest friends during my time as a Hooligan. Eric and I shared a lot of good times on many deployments. Sending my deepest condolences to his family.

  8. Dawn and Joe Kessler says:

    I got to know Eric best at Det 1. He liked to grumble but always had a smile underneath. He passed too young but will not be forgotten. I will not be there Tuesday but Eric and family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. peg says:

    So sorry for loss of Eric. He was one of my “fav” clients at Edgewood Barbers. He always but a smile on my face. PEACE BE WITH YOU

  10. Buddy And Elizabeth Danielson says:

    so sad to hear about eric’s passing he was such a fine young man Elizabeth and I knew eric for 20 plus years he was always so giving and willing to help people with what ever they needed no questions asked he will be deeply missed

  11. Doug and Eileen Ketcham says:

    Don and Sharon:

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Eric. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
    We are in Arizona until middle of May and unable to attend services. We will be thinking of you.

    Doug and Eileen Ketcham

  12. Tami Blanchard Llewellyn says:

    Don and Sharon,

    Am sincerely sorry for your loss. I remember Eric being one of the crazy boys running around your block of 27th avenue (probably with Jeff Hayenga). Little did I know that all those later he would be a patient and we would discuss 27th avenue and the great times in north Fargo. I very much enjoyed chatting with him over the years.
    He is gone far too soon but I’m pretty sure he has made many many friends in heaven.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care.

  13. Cindy Lunneborg says:

    I am so sorry Sharon & Don to hear about your loss of Eric. My heart just aches for you as I cannot imagine losing a child. Be proud of the fine young man he was & the joys he brought to you….cherish the memories.

  14. don melting jr. says:

    Eric you will be so missed RIP my friend

  15. Bethann Larson says:

    I was so saddened to hear of Eric’s passing. It seemed as though it was only a few days had passed since I saw his smiling face. He will be truly missed by all that knew him.

  16. Dan and Bonnie Evert and Marti says:

    To the Brennan family you guys are in are thoughts and prayers. We had many fun hunting and camping trips together. He was a sweet guy and will be greatly missed.

  17. Myrna and Leland Ophaug says:

    Sharon and Donald
    So sorry to read of Eric’s passing! You are in our thoughts and prayers. He was always one of grandpa Einar’s favorites!! Our deepest sympathy to you both!

  18. Louie Alcon says:

    I am sincerely sorry for your loss, I know it is difficult but Eric is resting peacefully now.

    Eric was a very special person and a great friend of mine. Eric took me fishing in ND many times and I will always remember his kind and happy spirit. He was a true fishing buddy. I will miss him dearly.

    Very Respectfully
    Louie Alcon
    Eric’s friend for ever

  19. Ron F. says:

    I am truly sorry to her of Eric’s passing… I went to high school with him. He was a strong and great leader and a true mentor.

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