June 11, 1985 ‒ December 16, 2016
Pompano Beach, Florida
Formerly of Mansfield, Ohio
MANSFIELD: Brandon Daniel Petersen unexpectedly passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 on a job site in Boca Raton, Florida. He was 31 years old.
Brandon was born June 11, 1985 in Galion, OH and he was the son of Dan Petersen & Ronda (Landin) Odson. Brandon was a graduate of Lexington High School, Class of 2004. During high school he enjoyed working at Snow Trails and Wayne’s Country Market.
Brandon’s daughter Brooklynn was the love of his life, every time they talked he always told her he loved her to the moon and back. Everyone who met Brandon fell in love with him. Living in Pompano Beach, Florida with his girlfriend Amanda, he would enjoy fishing in the evening in the nearby lake. Moving to Florida allowed Brandon to live life to the fullest. He loved the ocean and frequently enjoyed fishing, scuba diving, and snorkeling.
Brandon worked as a landscaper and also helped build docks and other marine architecture. He made friends all over Florida including his boss and co-workers. One of his favorite weekend activities was to head out on a boat to the Keys with friends.
His family will remember him as adventurous and charming—Brandon always “lived life for today.” He will be dearly missed.
Brandon is survived by his mother and step-father Ronda & Gary Odson of Mansfield; father Dan Petersen of Mansfield; daughter Brooklynn Petersen of Mansfield; girlfriend Amanda Shurte and her son Braeden of Pompano Beach, FL; sisters and brothers-in-law Brandy (Petersen) & Corey Timlin of Powell and Tiffany (Odson) & Nick Dunlap of Kent; two nieces Olivia Timlin and Addy Dunlap; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members, and close friends.
The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2016 at Snyder Funeral Home (2553 Lexington Avenue, Mansfield OH 44904).
In lieu of flowers, contributions to benefit his daughter Brooklynn’s education (please make checks payable to Brandy Timlin) may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Brandon’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them—and watch his tribute video—at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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