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Brian D. Kannas
Jun 24 1977 - Jul 05 2012
Brian D. Kannas

     Brian Dale Kannas, age 35, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2012, at a local hospital.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Crawford Funeral Chapel in Watertown.  Pastor Jim Biswell will officiate. 

     Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown.  Pallbearers will be:  Jason Jerde, James Erickson, Andy Rieffenberger, Dallas Meseberg, Kara Baker, and Eric Markve. 

     Visitation will be on Monday from 4-7 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Chapel in Watertown and will continue at the chapel on Tuesday prior to services.

     Brian was born on June 24, 1977, in Watertown, SD, to Randy Kannas and Nancy (Lantgen) Moder.  He attended school in Watertown, Waverly, and graduated from Aberdeen High School.  He enjoyed writing and wrote a book, “Scars to Prove It,” a memoir of his life, as well as a book of poetry.  He enjoyed the library and reading, and found comfort in reading the Bible.  Music was part of his life and he enjoyed listening to it as well as playing his guitar.  Brian was a friend to everyone he met and he loved being with people.

     He is survived by his parents, Randy Kannas and Nancy Moder both of Watertown, SD; two brothers, Brant Kannas of Watertown, SD, and Robert Moder of Fargo, ND; two sisters, Jill Moder of Willmar, MN, and Morgan Arbach of Sioux Falls, SD; his paternal grandmother, Lucille Kannas; and maternal grandparents, Ray and Peggy Lantgen of Watertown, SD.

     Brian was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Dale Kannas, and his great-grandparents.


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Comment posted by: Fred and Laurie Saeger
Tue 10th Jul 2012 04:07 pm
Randy,Nancy and family, We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.May God comfort you and give you peace.
Comment posted by: Becky Marsh
Mon 09th Jul 2012 02:25 pm
Nancy & Faimily
Sorry for the loss of Brian. I remember him as a small boy that was in my daycare with his brother Brandt. They were such good boys. May your memories bring you comfort. Good Bless your Family
Comment posted by: Mike Gause
Mon 09th Jul 2012 08:09 am
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Mike and Gia Gause
Comment posted by: Angie Cauwels
Sun 08th Jul 2012 09:26 pm
Nancy I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you in you time of need. Brian was an amazing person, so kind to everyone!
Comment posted by: Dick and Peggy Neill
Sun 08th Jul 2012 06:29 am
Nancy and family, please accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Dick & Peggy
Comment posted by: Julie Gallisath and Kristine Swanson
Sat 07th Jul 2012 03:03 pm
We are so sorry for all of our loss. we will miss him terribly. We love you soo much. It will never be the same :(
Comment posted by: Lisa Ohman
Sat 07th Jul 2012 11:53 am
Nancy and family...So many thoughts and prayers to you all.
Comment posted by: Julie Nygaard
Sat 07th Jul 2012 07:50 am
Nancy and family so sorry for your loss!!!Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!
Comment posted by: Marlene Knopf
Fri 06th Jul 2012 07:47 pm
Randy, Nancy and all the families & friends of Brian.......
Our heartfelt sympathy .......
May the God of all Comfort and Grace be with you all......
Aunt Marlene & family
Comment posted by: Sheri Dahl Henry
Fri 06th Jul 2012 03:47 pm
Wishing you comfort and healing to your heart in this difficult time...
Comment posted by: Wendy Russell
Fri 06th Jul 2012 12:21 pm
Nancy and family...Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tough time. We are sorry for you loss. God Bless.
Comment posted by: Michelle West
Fri 06th Jul 2012 08:51 am
My sincere condolances to Brians' family in this time of loss.
Comment posted by: Josh Amber Dahl
Thu 05th Jul 2012 08:09 pm
Randy and family- we are so sorry for your loss! God bless you all during this time.
Comment posted by: Nancy Dahl Barrick
Thu 05th Jul 2012 06:42 pm
Randy and Nancy... My thoughts and prayers are with you... AND Randy I am thinking of you and the tough time you have ahead..May God Bless you..As your cousin.. I am sending my hugs and prayers to you...and may you gather the strength to heal.. all of your Dahl cousins are thinking of you! May God grant you Peace... I wish I could be there for you..but sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family!
Comment posted by: Debbie ThompsonSumner
Thu 05th Jul 2012 02:53 pm
sorry for your loss
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