Brian Duane Arneson was born on August 7, 1970, in Hardin, MT to Clarence and Constance Arneson. After a short battle with cancer, Brian went to his eternal home in heaven on November 24, 2020.
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Brian grew up on the family farm off Pease Bottom Road northwest of Hysham, MT and attended school in Hysham. Brian enjoyed life on the farm and was very active for six years in Future Farmers of America (FFA) winning numerous awards.
After graduating from high school in 1989, he moved to Billings, MT and attended the Denver Business College obtaining a degree in hotel management. Over the next several years he managed four different hotels in Billings, the most recent being Best Western Kelly Inn. He was also a member of the Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID.) Brian took great pride in his work and had the utmost respect for his employees.
On May 22, 1999, Brian married the love of his life Danette Krohmer of Billings, MT. On December 20, 2000, their pride and joy Ashley was born. Brian was a devoted husband and father. He was always there for his family, helping to create many precious memories, and made sure they were always well taken care of. He had a special bond with his daughter sharing their own unique sense of humor. The three of them reveled in their time together. Some of that time was spent enjoying the outdoors, hanging out at home watching movies, and traveling (Oregon coast being one of their top vacation spots.) The wineries may have had a little something to do with why Oregon was one of Brian’s favorites.
Brian was a lot like his dad; very personable and made friends easily wherever he went. Brian was a member of Faith Evangelical Church. His Christian faith was also the foundation for who he was.
Brian is already greatly missed by many, leaving us way too soon.
Brian is survived by his wife Danette and daughter Ashley of Billings, sister Julie (Brian) Tagney of Kimball, MN, mother-in-law and father-in-law Jeannie and Stan Krohmer of Billings, brother-in-law Brian (Julie) Krohmer of Bozeman, brother-in-law Billy (Kari) Willems of Hysham, sister-in-law Dee Arneson of Belgrade, and several wonderful nieces and nephews.
Brian was preceded in death by his father Clarence, his mother Connie, brother Les, sister Laurie, and nephew Bryce.
Those who wish to do so may donate to the American Cancer Society in memory of Brian.