Brandon G. Kern, 30, of Billings, Montana, passed away Tuesday Jan. 31, 2017, in Billings.

Brandon was born Jan. 28, 1987, in West Covina, California. He moved with his mother and brother to Gillette in 1990.

He graduated from Campbell County High School in 2005 and moved to Billings that fall.

He married Sara Brandenberg on Sept. 14, 2014, in Las Vegas.

He worked in Metra maintenance for Yellowstone County and was a member of the Teamsters Local 190.

Growing up, he participated in Little League, Babe Ruth baseball, wrestling, football and weightlifting. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing guitar and gaming.

He is survived by his wife, Sara of Billings; his parents, Dennis and Sherry (Morrison) Bertoncelj of Gillette; his brother, Bryan Kern of Billings; a nephew, Kayden Molder of Gillette; and a niece, Allison Kern of New Prague, Minnesota.

A memorial has been established in his name and donations may be made to the Big Hearts under the Big Sky Program, 5 Microwave Hill Road Suite 1, Montana City, MT 59634.

A memorial service was Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in the Montana Pavilion at the Metra.

Arrangements are by Smith Funeral Chapels. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting

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