Glenn Brandjord

Aug. 4, 1937-Oct. 10, 2020

Glenn Brandjord, age 83

of Bottineau, died Satur-

day, October 10, 2020 at a

Bottineau nursing home.

His visitation will be on

Thursday, October 15,

2020 from 1:00 pm until

7:00 pm at the Nero Fun-

eral Home in Bottineau.

Glenn Orland Brandjord

was born on August 4,

1937 at Bottineau to Hans

and Mabel (Norstegaard)

Brandjord. He was raised

on the family farm north

of Roth and attended the

country school across the

road from the farm

through the eighth grade.

He then attended Bot-

tineau High School where

he participated in football

and FFA. He was named

State Farmer by the FFA

and was Vice President of

the 1955 Bottineau High

School graduating class.

Glenn loved the farm.

As a young boy when he

heard a piece of equip-

ment start up early in the

morning he was down the

stairs and out the door

yelling “Daddy wait for

me” Along with helping

on the farm he also

worked at C.R. Gleason

Motor Co. while in high

school and for a time after

he graduated. He pur-

chased a new 1957 Belair

while he worked there.

Glenn also attended the

Ag Short Course at NDSU

two winters and was a

member of the Army Na-

tional Guard.

On June 30, 1961 Glenn

married the love of his life

Vicki (Victoria Brenden).

They grew up on farms

only two miles apart but

never really met until the

summer of 1960 and the

rest is history. In the fall

of 1961 Glenn was called

to active duty with the

National Guard during the

Berlin Wall Crisis and he

and Vicki spent nearly a

year at Fort Lewis, WA.

He earned the rank of Ser-

geant and was a platoon


Glenn and Vicki wel-

comed their first child

Matthew in August of

1962. In early 1963 Glenn

was involved in a shop

fire and suffered 3rd de-

gree burns on one-third of

his body. He beat the odds

and made a full recovery

due to the care of Dr. Mari

and the staff at St. An-

drews and the dedication

of Vicki and friends and

family and Glenn’s deter-

mination to get back on

his feet and take care of

his young family.

In 1964 Glenn, Vicki,

Hans and Mabel received

the Bottineau County Soil

Conservation award. In

March of 1965 Ann was

born and the Brandjord

family grew to four. Ann

was Glenn’s little Lady-

bug. In January of 1968,

Wallace Glenn was born

and the family was com-

plete. Glenn served on a

number of boards includ-

ing: Farmers Union Oil

Souris (of which Hans

was a charter member),

the Bottineau Courant,

Charter board member of

All Seasons Water Users,

ASCS county committee,

and the NFO. He was also

a member of the Bottineau

Eagles and Toastmasters.

Glenn was a member of

Lesje Lutheran Church

and served on the Church

and Parish councils.

Glenn was also a member

of Metigoshe Lutheran

Glenn also worked as a

licensed plumber for his

good friend Owen

Kornkven for several

winters. He attended the

Veterans Farm Class in

Bottineau. In 1968 the

couples third child Wal-

lace was born.

Glenn loved to experi-

ment and fabricate in the

farm shop and find ways

to improve his equipment.

This ingenuity led to the

development and patent

of the Brandjord (Roll)

Tarp for grain trucks in

the early 1970s. Over the

next several years hun-

dreds of trucks came to

Glenn’s shop to have the

tarps installed. Many of

these customers also

shared in one of Vicki’s

delicious meals in the

Brandjord home. Just

another example of their

strong partnership.

Several neighbors (Terry,

Stess, Lance, Lyle, Brad-

ley, and Alf) spent their

winters working with

Glenn in the shop. He en-

joyed the activity and the

chance to work with his

friends and meet other

farmers from around the

area. He sold the Canadi-

an rights to the Brandjord

Tarp to the Nestibo family

and they operated their

business in Melita, MB.

In 1982 one of Glenn’s

dreams came true when

Matt joined the his

parents in the the opera-

tion of the family farm.

Glenn and Vicki were

honored by Bottineau

Crop Improvement as

their Golden Harvest reci-


Next to being Vicki’s

husband, Glenn realized

his next greatest role

when his first grandchild

Amanda was born a week

before Christmas in 1994.

Then came Brittany, Lau-

ra Ellen, Juliann, Paxton,

Parker, Abi, Averi and Da-

vid. He loved being ‘Papa’

and loved spending time

and working on projects

with his 9 grandchildren.

Glenn also developed a

special bond with great

grandson Jax over the past


Glenn’s life revolved

around the 4 F’s: Family,

Friends, Faith and the


He went to farm in

Heaven on Saturday, Oc-

tober 10, 2020. This pan-

demic is very real and

dangerous. Please be care-

ful and protect yourselves

and your loved ones.

He is survived by his

wife of 59 years Vicki, son

Matt and wife Susan and

daughters Laura Ellen and

Juliann, daugher Ann and

husband Jeff Monson and

children Amanda, Brit-

tany (great grandson Jax),

and David, son Wally and

wife Tracy and children

Paxton, Parker, Abi and


Memorials to the fol-

lowing organizations are

appreciated in memory of


Seeds for the

Future-Bottineau Public

Library, Lesje Cemetery

Fund, and Metigoshe Min-


Arrangements were

with Nero Funeral Home

in Bottineau. Friends may

sign the online reister

book at www.nero