Sturgis community remembers student who passed away - KOTA Territory News

Sturgis community remembers student who passed away

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"Some people are apathetic about life. You'd have a hard time getting away with that around Brandon," said Daniel Ziebarth, pastor at Sturgis Wesleyan Church. 
 
Brandon Delzer had a passion for... everything. "He was one of those kids that could never get his resume to fit on one page, he was just involved in so many things," said Scott Peterson, Brandon's cross country coach. 

Brandon passed away Wednesday because of a car accident. 

At 14-years-old, he was a committed athlete - "As a seventh grader he decided he was going to run a marathon, and he went out and did it," said Peterson. With an adventurous side - "We always worried if we sent Brandon out on a long run because he might just take off and blaze a new trail," said Peterson laughed.

But Brandon was also a true servant. Pastor Ziebarth says Brandon was a follower of Christ and always put others before himself. "Just last weekend, wrestling is about to start, he's not going to have many free weekends and he's out there fixing the fence at Rainbow Bible Ranch because they were hit so hard by the blizzard," said Ziebarth. 

Something not many 14-year-old boys have. "His ability to welcome people to make people feel valued and loved was a special gift he had," said Ziebarth. 

A funeral service was held for Brandon Sunday in the Sturgis Brown High School gymnasium.

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