Brian K. Hallquist, age 62, of Wahpeton, ND, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at CHI St. Francis Hospital, Breckenridge, MN. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2020, from 4 PM to 6 PM followed by his 6 PM prayer service at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home in Wahpeton. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Monday, October 26, 2020 from 10 AM to 11 AM followed by an 11 AM memorial service. Pastor Erika Buller will officiate the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home.
Brian Keith Hallquist was born on July 29, 1958, to Robert and Gladys (Pearson) Hallquist in Lisbon, ND, where he grew up and graduated from Lisbon High School in 1976. In 1978, Brian graduated from NDSSS in Wahpeton, ND obtaining a degree in Electronics. Brian was employed at Minn-Dak in Wahpeton at the time of his death.
In 1979, Brian met Terri Kielb, at the Creamery in Lisbon and 5 years later, they were united in marriage on August 11, 1984 at Trinity Lutheran Church. In 1987, Brian obtained his Master Electrician’s License which he was very proud of. The couple had 2 daughters while living in Lisbon. In 1993 they moved to Wahpeton and added a son to the family in 1995.
Brian’s hobbies included enjoying his camper and pontoon at Rush Lake in MN where he prepared fabulous meals for his family, spoiling his grandchildren, gathering with his “hunting buddies,” and cooking breakfast for the guys at the Shack. He always had a project going, building a deck for the camper, or something at the shack. He had a notebook of things he wanted to get done. He was also known for being funny in a crabby kind of way, and crabby in a funny kind of way, but always selfless, dependable, and caring. His family, especially grandchildren, were the light of his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Gladys Hallquist.
Brian will forever be missed by his loving wife of 36 years, Terri Hallquist; children, Justine (Brandon) Braun of Mooreton, Shaina (Andrew) McGuire of West Fargo, and Wes (Breanna) Hallquist of Wyndmere; grandchildren Ivan, Clara, Robert, Aubree, and Hadley (arrival Feb. 2021) – sisters Renetta (Steve) Bowman, Beta (Bruce) Evenson; and parent-in-law; Gene Kielb of Cave Creek, AZ, and Kathi Kielb of Fargo; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jacki (Rob) Brophy, Fargo, Bobbi (Dave) Munkeby, Ft. Ranson, Carl (Amber) Kielb, Lisbon, and Andrea (Joe) Mailloux, Lisbon; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and the Hunting Shack Crew.