BRETT LERVIK

brett-lervik-webphoto.jpgBrett Lervik, of Minneapolis, formerly of Braham, died on Friday, May 22, 2009 at the University of Minnesota Hospital. He was 56 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICES will be at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Rich Chronis officiating.

VISITATION will be Tuesday May 26 from 5 PM to 8 PM at Rock – Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

INTERMENT will be at Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.

Brett R. Lervik passed away May 22, 2009 at University of Minnesota Medical Center after a lengthy battle with heart problems and complications of a stroke he had suffered only hours before his death.
Brett Renfred Lervik was born July 20, 1952 at St. Luke’s Hospital inCrosby, North Dakota. He was the first child born to Trygve and Renee Lervik (Siljendahl). Brett’s father Trygve passed away from heart complications while Brett was still very young. Brett’s mother Renee remarried Edwin Oquist and the family settled in Grass Lake Township. He attended Braham High School graduating in 1970. After High School, Brett enlisted in the Navy; he made Quartermaster and graduated top of his class with honors. He attended college in both Minnesota and California. Prior to his death, he worked at Wells Fargo Bank in the Equipment Finance Department.
Brett’s passions were many. He was an avid reader who enjoyed books of all types, old movies, & theater. He was also a lover of music with an impressive record collection and he could play a mean accordion. Never having fully grown up, he continued to love comic books, superheroes, cartoons and most 20th century nostalgia. Being especially artistic, Brett created many of his own comic stories.
He was preceded in death by his father Trygve Lervik, stepfather, Edwin Oquist, brother and best friend Tom Lervik, and sister Brenda Oquist. Brett is survived by mother Renee Oquist, sisters Barb Lervik of Minneapolis, Beverly Oquist of Minneapolis, Bonnie Dallman and husband Robert of Braham, brother Brian Oquist and wife Michelle of Braham, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Brett Lervik was liked by all who met him and loved dearly by those who knew him. He was intelligent, kind and was always putting others before himself. He will be truly missed as he was a positive influence in the lives of those that surrounded him. Brett was blessed with many gifts and talents and he shared them generously with all that knew him, especially family. His imprint will continue to live on for generations. Brett’s niece, Jessica, at the age of two pronounced his name “Bah”. Brett, being the playful type, embellished it by standing tall with his fists on his hips announced in a booming voice, “I am the Mighty Bah!!!”and he was. He was our Superhero, and he will be missed greatly. We Love you Mighty Bah! Fly free!!!

11 guestbook entries for BRETT LERVIK

  1. Cathy Greeley May 26, 2009 at 8:51 am #

    I am so sorry for you loss, My thoughts and prayers are will all of you.

  2. Paul Wrege May 26, 2009 at 10:55 am #

    I remember Brett in music classes in Braham. He obviously had a very happy life and was surrounded by a loving family. Please accept my condolences for his untimely death.

  3. Carol Toninato, U of Mn May 26, 2009 at 8:04 pm #

    Brett was certainly surrounded by a caring family. I hope you all were able to make some wonderful memories this last year. He seemed quite happy and hopeful the last time I saw him; I’m sorry we weren’t able to make it to transplant with him. You all fought hard and were by his side through thick and thin. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.

  4. Connie Longtine May 27, 2009 at 12:57 pm #

    Brett’s smile and sunny personality will be so missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

  5. Sharon Servaty May 28, 2009 at 6:45 pm #

    We were classmates in Braham and I can’t ever remember him saying an unkind word about anyone. At our last class reunion I had an opportunity to sit and visit with Brett over a cup of coffee. He was a gentleman and genuinely interested in others. I will cherish the memories. My condolences to his family.

  6. Carol Fiedler Brandt May 29, 2009 at 11:02 am #

    I was in a grade behind Brett and we rode the school bus together. I agree with Sharon, Brett was always kind and considerate person. He was a wonderful person. My deepest sympathies to his family.

  7. Nancy Kilpeck May 29, 2009 at 2:17 pm #

    I worked with Brett at Wells Fargo. He was always positive and very thoughtful. He is greatly missed by his friends at Wells Fargo. My sympathy to his family. He was a wonderful man.

  8. Lyle Joyce June 11, 2009 at 4:31 pm #

    It is with great sadness that I learned of Brett’s death. He was one of my favorite patients and I loved following his progress and the way he faught to regain his strength. We all will dearly miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  9. Mike Jensen June 12, 2009 at 1:48 pm #

    Brett and I rode the bus together in grade school and high school. He always was nice to everyone. We grew up together and graduated from high school together. I didn’t get to see him much after that, but when I did he was always in a great mood and fun to be around. I will miss him too! My sympathy to his family.

  10. vijay pisharody December 28, 2009 at 12:43 am #

    my belated condolences. he was once my brother-in-law.

  11. Ericka Dallman February 28, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    Brett was my great Uncle we were very close. Now I feel like a loner. He was a great man he never called people names. My family and I miss very much.

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