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Brett L Wangsgard

Huntsville.  Brett Lynnwood Wangsgard passed away March 4, 2018, doing what he loved, working in his shop.  He was born December 9, 1949, to Samuel Lynnwood and Mildred Masters Wangsgard.  Brett defied his pediatrician’s predictions, living beyond his first two years to enjoy a robust childhood and a full and meaningful life.

From an early age, Brett was enthralled with building and fixing things.  Sand pile projects became elaborate displays of farms, bridges and roadways, and equipment repair facilities.  His love of construction and large equipment led him to a career as plant manager for Fife Rock Products and as a superintendent for Post Asphalt and Paving.  He was driven to work hard and complete projects with perfection. 

Brett attended Weber County Schools, graduated from Weber High School, and attended Weber State College.  He was active in Future Farmers of America and won the Kiwanis “Farmstead Improvement Award.”  He was happiest during his teenage years pulling a three-bottom plow with seagulls circling and the smell of spring in the air.

Brett married Wendy Anderson, April 28, 1972.  They made their home on the family farm in Huntsville where they reared two children, Cody (Julie) Wangsgard and Heather (Steve) Winchester.   He was the proud grandfather of four: Kendall, Garrett, and Colter Wangsgard, and Coy Winchester.  Brett was excited about a new little Winchester to be born in August.

Brett relished storytelling and engaged listeners of all ages with his tales, most of which were true, some of which were designed to entertain and test the naivety of his audience.  He loved to laugh.

Next to his family, his dogs were the greatest joy in his life.  Like the grandkids, they got away with everything.  As he got older and construction injuries and other infirmaries made it more difficult for him to be outdoors, his dogs were a connection to the natural world.  He had a reverence for nature, which he found healing and sustaining.

Brett was preceded in death by his parents, and his dog and best friend, Brewskii.  He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren; sister, Lynnda; brothers Kelly (Joan) and Curt; and his two dogs, Schnoppers and Tikii. 

According to his wishes, Brett’s remains were cremated so he can again mingle with the natural world.  His life will be celebrated during a private family gathering.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be given in Brett’s honor to Primary Children’s Hospital, the Weber County Animal shelter, or another charity of your choice. 



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Thank you

Heather Mar 15 2018 12:00 AM

Me and Hub thought so highly of you you will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Hub and tawnie Davis Mar 14 2018 12:00 AM

Rest in peace Brett. You will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences to the family. Your neighbor and friend, Jim Zeleznick

Jim Zeleznick Mar 12 2018 12:00 AM

We lost two cousins on the same day. Way too early.I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. My love, thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this very difficult time.

Susan Sawyer Mar 10 2018 12:00 AM

Wangsgard Family,
Thinking of you with prayers and sympathy, and hoping you will find comfort and peace at this sad time.

Dave & Linda Grow Skeen Mar 9 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Brett Wangsgard

Mike Masters Mar 9 2018 12:00 AM

Im so sorry about Bretts passing. I had a blast when I came to visit. Rowdy would meet us. Wed wrangle the lambs, shoot guns, play football and jump into the feed pit. So we got all that molasses all over us, but we didnt care. He was a great guy who will remain in my thoughts.

David Dallof Mar 9 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss Brett was always a good friend in school and in business I always enjoyed interacting with him

Blaine Bingham Mar 7 2018 12:00 AM

Wendy, Cody, Heather...you are in our prayers at this difficult time.

Ray & Renee Cragun Mar 7 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Brett Wangsgard

Judy Keller Mar 7 2018 12:00 AM