Brian Garbe

Brian Wayne Garbe, 60, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in a Bottineau hospital. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m. at the Metigoshe Lutheran Church at Bottineau, N.D. There will be no visitation; cremation has taken place. Burial will be in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Brian Garbe, a son of Carl and Eldora (Larson) Garbe, was born in Minot on July 8, 1953. He attended and graduated from Minot High School. Brian then attended Minot State College for one year, then attended the North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton. After graduation he moved to Cedar Rapids, where he worked at Rockwell Collins Aviation for the past 34 years.

He was a member of the Sig Tau Fraternity while attending Minot State College. Brian was very gifted in music trivia and his knowledge was stellar when it came to the “Oldies.” He had a fondness for Lake Metigoshe, visiting friends and relatives every summer. Brian was an avid outdoorsman, participating in baseball, volleyball, bowling and downhill skiing. He was a longtime member of the East Iowa Ski Club.

He is survived by: his wife, Brenda (Neal), of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; father, Carl Garbe, of Fargo, N.D.; sisters, Karen Hickerson and her friend, Todd Griffith, of Minneapolis, Minn., and Lori Garbe, of Fargo; a brother-in-law, Gary Thuner, of Minot; and many nieces and nephews.

Brian was preceded in death by his mother, Eldora, and sister, Marlene Thuner.

Arrangements are with the Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau. Friends may sign the online register at (