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Brian J. Fedderson

Brian J. Feddersen, age 23 of Murdo, S.D., died Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at his home in Murdo.

Brian James Feddersen was born January 14, 1988, in Pierre.

Brian, son of Milton and Judy (Krueger) Feddersen, spent most of his life in Murdo where he attended Jones County School. Growing up, Brian enjoyed spending time with his family outdoors fishing because it gave him time to explore.

As Brian began to start high school he fell in love with the sport of football as you could tell by the heart he displayed on the field. His senior year of football was one of his proudest moments because the team had made it to the third round of the playoffs (something no team in Jones County history had ever done).

After Brian graduated from Jones County High in 2006, he attended Black Hills State University for one year before transferring to South Dakota State University. After attending college Brian worked for Barnhart, traveling the country building wind towers. Brian enjoyed spending his days off from the wind towers helping many of the local ranchers in the Jones County area. After a short career working on the wind towers, Brian returned back to Murdo where he continued working for Miller-Mathews as a ranch hand until his last days.

Brian loved the country and enjoyed being with his friends, who meant the world to him. His favorite hobbies were hunting and fishing and had a passion for animals. Brian was always up for an adventure, whether it was taking flying lessons or deciding to learn Spanish in order to communicate with co-workers better.

Grateful for having shared his life are his parents, Milton "Shorty" and Judy Feddersen of Murdo; brother, Brandon Feddersen of Tea; his aunts and uncles, Johnny Feddersen, Butch and Lana Feddersen, Marvin and Val Feddersen, and Yvonne Byrd, all of Murdo, Lyle Feddersen of Mitchell, Connie and Eugene Pistulka of Fairfax, Betty and Jim Hoar of Murdo, Jim and Diane Krueger of Huron, and Dan and Sandy Krueger of Gregory; several cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

Brian was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Leon and Joan Krueger; his paternal grandparents, Adolph and Harriet Feddersen; his uncle, Allen Feddersen; and cousins, Donnie Krueger and Paula Pistulka.

Memorial services were held Saturday, September 3, at the Murdo City Auditorium, with Pastor Rick Hazen officiating.

Music was provided by Marilyn Seymour, pianist, and Pastor Rick Hazen, vocalist. Register book attendants were Kerri, Jill and Katie Venard and Caitlin Eckert. Ushers were Larry Mathews, Chris Nix and Chauncey Labrier.

Pallbearers were Tyler Ball, Jake Mathews, Steven Schopp, Hunter Iversen, Clayton Miller and Scott Nix. Honorary pallbearers were the Jones County High School Class of 2006 and all relatives and friends in attendance.

Interment was in the Murdo Cemetery.

A memorial has been established.

Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com