Brandon Petersen

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.

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  • To the Peterson and Odson families,
    Oh my gosh, we were so sad to read about Brandon. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for your loss.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • So very sorry to hear of your loss DAN that is just heartbreaking and unexpected.My thoughts and prayers for you and your family

  • I am so very saddened to hear of Brandon’s passing. He always had a smile on his face. I loved working with him at the Market. We had so many good times but what I remember most is how he was always our pepper tester. We’d give Brandon the peppers so he could tell us if they were hot or mild. We got him a few times with hot, he was such a champ. I haven’t talked to Brandon in years but I know he will be missed by many. My prayers are going out to you and I hope his memories carry you through this very difficult time. Much love and hugs

  • Dan, Brandy, and family:

    I am so sorry for the loss of such a bright light. Brandon was like a brother for those couple of years when we were younger. I think my love of the ninja turtles comes from him. He used to quiz me on who was who. Recently I reminded him of how I used to sing a song by Genesis that says “I can’t dance, I can’t sing..” and he would always interrupt me right there and tell me, “you’re right you can’t sing, so stop!” I would just sing louder because that’s what we did. We would laugh and he would say it again when that part came up again. I remember putting up the Christmas tree at our house in Upper and the three of us kids singing carols until we had no voices – I still remember the picture.

    Lastly was the walk of life. Dan, you certainly showed your children how to love life and live it just a little fuller than others.
    I love you guys.

  • Dan, Karla and I are so sorry for your loss. I know how much your son meant to you. Peace be with you my friend.

  • Dan:
    Our heartfelt sympathy is sent to you and your family. Praying God will help comfort you. Mark and Peggy Sutton

  • Oh Danny, This is so sad and I’m sorry I didn’t know until tonight and too late to see you. God bless you with peace. LOve, Anne

  • My thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this time. My heart just breaks for all of you. I still can’t believe this is real but I will forever cherish every single memory I had with Brandon. He always did and always will hold a special place in my heart. I’m so proud to say that he was my friend.

  • Our family is so sorry for your loss..our daughter Trisha went to school with Brandon and was a great friend to her..praying for you all and especially during this holiday season

  • Dan, Brandy and family:

    We are so sorry for you loss. He was such an active guy. We remember the walk of life. Praying for all of you.


    Cindy Sheffer, Amanda & JB Shuck

  • Dan, our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time. We will keep you in our prayers during this time.
    Tom & Colleen Loney

  • I am so sorry to hear about Brandons passing. As his neighbor I would watch him fishing and kayaking. He always seemed like he enjoyed whatever he did. Every time I look out at the lake I will still be looking for him. My heart goes out to his family and Amanda.

  • Dan , so very sorry for your loss of your son Brandon. There are no words , but know that we are praying for you and your family at this difficult time.

  • So sorry for your loss- those words don’t seem near enough for your tragic loss. Thinking of you Moe and all of you family!

  • Gary, Ronda & Brooklynn,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your son so unexpectedly. May the God of all comfort comfort you and your family at this time and in the coming days. You all are in our prayers.

    Ralph & Sue Leathers

  • Dan & Family,
    So sorry for your loss! Our prayers will be with your family.
    Todd & Shelley Harding

  • We were so saddened to hear about the Loss of Brandon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you All at this most difficult time. Words can not express how very sorry we are.

  • Petersen Family,
    While we didn’t know Brandon, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. We pray that the Lord comforts and keeps you all.
    Liz Daniels and Heidi Zucchero

  • Dan and Ronda and families, heard from Mo and Chuck. So so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you.
    Beth and Larry

  • Ronda, Gary, Brooklyn, Brandy and ALL of Brandon’s Family: So very sorry for the tragic loss of Brandon. Life often changes in the blink of an eye, as you are now experiencing. May all of you be blessed forever with wonderful memories to cherish, and may God give you strength and comfort you at this sorrowful time. With our deepest sympathy and love to all of you……..Ron and Rita

  • Our sincere sympathy, Dan. You will be in our prayers. This type of loss is unimaginable.

  • I would like to send my condolences to the Odson family and Brandon’s daughter Brooklyn, I am so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to loose a loved one; especially during this time of year for many people. Brandon seems to have been a wonderful person to all who knew him. My father was a person who also loved to fish. May the God of all comfort bring comfort to your family at this time, and look forward to when you all are reunite in again by your heavenly father.

  • Dan, so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious son, Brandon. My son, Brent Williams went to school with Brandon and they’ve remained good friends throughout the years. They shared many fun memories. Praying for you, his daughter and the rest of your family. May The Lord give you peace, comfort and strength, to see you through this very difficult time. Marty Baker

  • Our sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies to you, Dan and the entire Petersen family. We are very sorry for the loss of Brandon. May the memories you share with him give you all strength and healing during this difficult time.
    Dan, Brenda & Garret Niss

  • I can’t tell you enough how sorry I am for your loss. Brandon was the sweetest or the little pistol who you loved even more because of the “sweetest” part of him. The first thing that came to mind was our “walk of life” days trampling across the couch, beds, coffee table or anything else that may be in our path. We had so much fun and those memories are still and always will be cherished. He will forever be in my heart and you in my prayers.
    Love Becky

  • To all of you:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are so very sorry about Brandon. May the Lord bless you all with much strength, faith, and only wonderful memories and blessings of your Brandon. We remember Brandon with that same smile as a kid.

    Rhonda as a Mother I will carry your lost with me always. (Drena).

    May you all be blessed with Brandon’s presence always until you meet him again.

    All our love and prayers,
    Drena, Jim, Stephanie, Mike, Theresa-Ann, Isabelle’, and Brandon’s class mate from LHS Brittany Hester Garcia.

  • Brandy,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are so very sorry about brother Brandon.

    Todd & Corri Boone

  • I am praying for you Gary, Ronda, and especially Brooklynn. This death was so sudden and tragic. It seems even harder because it came at Christmastime, but that also means it came at the time of the year when we celebrate the gift of eternal life given to us by the entrance of our Savior into the world.

    May you take comfort and hope from the promise of a reunion in heaven someday. My sincere condolences. May God minister to each of your hearts in just the way you need at this time.

    Pastor Craig

  • Brandon and I went to Lexington schools together. He always had you laughing or saying omg! LOL … I have not talked to him in years, but im sure he was just the same as always. Great friend. He gave me fun memories to remember, as im sure anyone who has ever met him does too. Im so sorry to hear about this. It just breaks my heart. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Bethany Carns Darr

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I never had the privilege of meeting Brandon, but it sounds like he was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed. Please take comfort in knowing that death is only a temporary part of life. (John 5:28,29) Although your time with Brandon was far too short, you can have the hope of being reunited with him forever, under perfect circumstances. (Revelation 21:4) In the meantime, even though the pain may at times seem insurmountable, rest assured that God will give you the strength necessary to endure. (Psalm 94:17-19) Please accept my deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences.

  • We are so sorry for your loss and are thinking of all of you during this time. May family, friendships and love of each other get you through these darkest days.

  • cant imagine your loss. my son jeff moved to florida because brandon was there. they were good friends and had good times. my heart goes out to you. god bless in your time of need.

  • I am so sorry for your loss and extend my deepest sympathy.
    Blessings to you and the family that God give you strength. My heart goes out to you.

  • Our deepest sympathy to the entire Peterson family, we are so shocked to hear of Brandon’s passing. We still remember him as a little fella at the Jaycee parties. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers as you journey thought life with out this wonderful young man.. You should be very proud of the man and father he became.
    Carol and Charlie Clark

  • We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We heard of it too late to see you. My heart goes out to all of you. I hadn’t seen him since he was a small boy, but he was always polite and had a smile. You are all in our prayers. Micki and Joe