Brandon Matthew Massmann
Brandon M. Massmann, 23, Brandon, SD, died Tuesday, October 23, 2018, as a result of a traffic accident, in Broken Bow, NE.
Funeral Services will be 11:00am, Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Brandon Lutheran Church, with visitation beginning at 9:00am. At the family’s request for “No Flowers,” a memorial has been established in Brandon’s memory.
Brandon Matthew Massmann was born in Sioux Falls on April 23, 1995, to Todd and Paula (Frisell) Massmann, and lived near Corson. He attended school at Brandon Valley and graduated in 2013. Brandon worked for Sioux Steel in Sioux Falls and then as a Tarp Installation Specialist for Soles Enterprises of Corson.
Brandon was known as a quiet and reserved person until you got to know him and then you got to see the true fun-loving character that he really was. He personally influenced many of his friends and by their own confessions, made their lives better, especially at making good decisions. He loved to spend time in the shop with his dad, where he learned to fix engines, weld and build semi truck dollies, and drive a bobcat and snowmobile by the age of five.
They had special talks and worked on projects for the farm. One of his favorite projects was working on antique tractors. Another one of his favorite things to do was messing around with cars, doing burnouts, tricking out diesel trucks and drag racing his father at Thunder Valley with their trucks. Motorcycles and dirt bikes were not to be left out of Brandon’s life. From the stories of his pit bike and the accidents of hitting fence posts and a friend falling into a big hole, he enjoyed riding crazy on his motorcycle while doing wheelies and riding the Dragon’s Tail of 318 curves in 11 miles. Brandon loved taking pictures during his motorcycle rides as well as all his other fun toys.
Brandon cherished his role as a big brother for Auston. Whether it was shooting bb guns and pistols, four wheeling, jet skiing, boating or tubing, he and Austin built many great memories together. Brandon always had great big brother advice for Auston: do well in school. Be a good reader (it makes everything easier). Take your time with handwriting. It will look better. Always put your name on your homework so you get credit for the work. Don’t always take the easy way out. Hard work is OK. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Lastly, repeated many times… video games and You Tube shouldn’t be your whole life – Get out and experience life.
Brandon was convinced he found the love of his life and best friend, in Brianna Skovly. Whether they were tinkering in the shop or getting sun burns on the side of the tractor while waiting their turns to pull, Brandon and Bri were an ideal match for each other enjoying allot of the same interests. If, while he was driving home from a work trip, and Brandon felt sleepy, Bri would sit up, talk and listen to him to keep him awake, until he made it home safely.
Brandon will be deeply missed by his parents, Todd and Paula (Frisell) Massmann, Brandon; his brother, Auston; girlfriend, Brianna Skovly; his grandparents and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.