Brandon Anderson, 39, of Center, ND, passed away on April 6, 2018, from an exceptionally rare form of sarcoma of the heart. Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Brandon’s life will be held at 10:30 AM CDT on Friday, April 13, 2018 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Center, ND with Father John Guthrie officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Brandon was born in Bismarck, ND, on January 26, 1979 to Tracy and Carla (Albers) Anderson. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Center, ND. He attended grade school and high school in Center, graduating in 1997. Brandon then moved to Bismarck where he attended BSC. He moved to Fargo where he worked at a bank for a brief period prior to moving to Seattle, WA in 2003. He worked for WDS Global in Seattle until 2007 when he was transferred to Bournemouth, UK until 2009. From 2009 until 2012, Brandon resided and worked in Boise, ID. He accepted a position with Credo Mobile and relocated to San Francisco CA, where he worked as a call center manager until May 2016 when diagnosed with cancer.
Brandon truly enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. Despite his illness over the last two years, Brandon always entertained anyone who came to visit him, making every effort to ensure his visitors had a great time. Brandon had an extreme love for sports; especially football, baseball, and basketball. The Minnesota Vikings and Twins were his favorite teams and often sources of frustration. In between games, there were endless hours of watching ESPN, a love his family endured just for him.
The family would like to express our gratitude to Sara and Jason Gyolai and Ryan Gronberg for their special friendships and for going above and beyond to assist in caring for Brandon. We appreciate their kindness and selflessness.
Even though this cancer originated in the heart, it was never able to change Brandon’s kind and giving heart. Although he lost the battle to the disease, Brandon remains the winner, as the lessons we have all learned from his courage and positivity is something cancer cannot take from those whose lives he touched.
Brandon is survived by his father, Tracy (Anita) Anderson of Center, ND; brother, Andrew Anderson of Center; his bonus sister, London of Grand Forks, ND; grandmother, Cecelia Albers of Mandan, ND; six uncles, Kurt (Ursula) Albers of Loveland, CO, Scott Albers and Jeff Albers of Mandan, ND, Wade (Anna) Anderson and Charlie (Janet) Anderson of Denver, CO, and Scott (Lisa) Anderson of Casper, WY; six aunts, Karen (Paul) Thomas of Velva, ND, Vicki Anderson and Becky (Wally) Keller of Bismarck, ND, Nancy (Wayne) Bell of Park River, ND, Susan Anderson of Liberty Lake, WA, and Jessica (Emerson) Judkins of Murfreesboro, TN; three great uncles, Charles Caswell of Westbrook, MN, Dewey (Gloria) Albers of San Diego, CA, and Ryan (Pat) Anderson of Bozeman, MT; three great aunts, Janice Carkhuff of Kent, WA, Luann (Dennis) Vanderploeg of St. Charles, MO, and Lavinia (Steve) Lipp of Minot, ND; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Carla Anderson; brother, Alex Anderson; maternal grandfather, Donny Albers; paternal grandparents, Vandell “Andy” and Shirley Anderson; uncles, Marty, Terry, and Kerry Anderson; cousin, Christopher Keller; and special great-grandmother, Francis Staigle.
The family asks you to celebrate Brandon’s life with us. It was a life lived to the fullest, although lost too soon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to your local hospice organization are preferred. The comfort care provided to Brandon by the many hospice nurses was greatly appreciated.
Arrangements are conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.