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St. Alphonsus Catholic Church (Langdon, ND)
Thursday May 20th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Brian Saiger

Brian Jay Saiger was born August 10th, 1960 in Cavalier ND to Wallace and Jeanne Saiger. Brian grew up in Bathgate attending school in Pembina, ND. He later attended and graduated from Landmark Academy in Hayward, CA. Brian also attended Winnipeg Bible College.

Brian had a love of music and was a self-taught pianist/organist with a singing voice that came naturally. Brian also played trombone in his high school band.

Brian enjoyed learning other languages and would often surprise waiting staff at restaurants by speaking in their native language.

Brian was united in marriage to Kay Newell in 1980. Together they had two sons, Cody and Blayne. The boys were Brian’s pride and joy, they always had a special place in his heart.

After moving to California in 1986, Brian was employed by San Francisco transportation industry. Retiring in June 2020, he then moved to Yuma AZ where he resided until his passing.

Brian had a huge heart and a way with words. He would give his shirt off his back to help anyone. Brian touched many lives in his short 60 years.

Brian is survived by his Parents, Wallace and Jeanne Saiger, Mandan ND. Sons Cody Saiger (Charlotte; children Kassidee and Bentlee) Crystal, ND and Blayne Saiger, Grand Forks ND; sister Julie (Doug) Olander, Stanton, ND; uncle, Don (Marlene) Saiger; niece Becky (Praveen) Jayakumar, Las Vegas, NV; nephew Jeff (Amanda) Moos, Mandan, ND; very special cousins Deanna Crance, Alpine WY and Cheryl Messenger, Rigby, ID. Brian is preceded in death by his grandparents Frank and Florence Gelder and grandparents Manuel and Evelyn Saiger.

A graveside will be held Friday, May 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Bathgate Cemetery, Bathgate, ND. Please bring lawn chairs for the graveside service. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 20, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Bathgate Cemetery or the Bathgate Fire Department.

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Brian was definitely one of a kind and he will truly be missed.
rest in peace

Nick Katches Jun 7 2021 12:00 AM

My Condolences to the Saiger family. Brian was an integral part of the Gundelach/Montgomery family and Garden Baptist Church.

Tobi Gundelach Jun 3 2021 12:00 AM

I worked with Brian for over 10 years. He was a great guy to be around and everyone appreciated having him around. I am sorry for your loss. We will all miss him.

Aaron Shields Jun 2 2021 12:00 AM

May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. And rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

Thaddeus Zarzecki Jun 2 2021 12:00 AM

Rest in peace my friend....

arnold Jun 1 2021 12:00 AM

RIP parts man Brain. Nobody knew the parts better than you. Truck driver Mike.

SFMike Jun 1 2021 12:00 AM

Wally & Jean... I am so sorry to hear of your sons death. Some day you will be with him again. May God be with you at this time. Janny Cull

Janny Cull May 20 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Brian's passing. We were classmates at Pembina High School and I will always remember his kindness. He was clever and funny and I remember him in band and choir. My condolences to all of you. I hope your memories of him are a blessing at this difficult time.

Cindy (Anderson) Peterson May 19 2021 12:00 AM

I first met Brian in 1977 when we were classmates at Landmark Academy in Hayward, California. He was a dear friend with a huge heart. I will miss him greatly but look forward to seeing him again in heaven one day. In the meantime, I find comfort in one of Brian's favorite Bible passages: "The Lord bless thee and keep thee. The Lord make His face to shine upon thee and be gracious to thee. The Lord lift his countenance upon thee and give thee peace." Godspeed, my old friend. -- Stephanie Bolanos

Stephanie Bolanos May 17 2021 12:00 AM

I will remember Brians love of life, love for his children and grandchildren. As young kids, our best times were at the farms riding snowmobiles, wrapping our feet in bread bags to keep them from getting wet and having Grandpa Manual giving us Hell because when we came around the South curve of the driveway on the go carts we were spraying all the gravel and rocks into his grass. Brian will always be remembered as an incredible cousin in my eyes and I know when he met Christ he got the biggest hug and was toldWell Done. Until we see each other again Brian, all our prayers.

Kirk Saiger May 17 2021 12:00 AM

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