Brandon S. Stanton (25) made the world a brighter place on the morning of July 11, 1996 when he entered the world to his parents, Heather (Stanton) Nelson and Gary Blumer. Brandon left our world on May 4, 2022 after his strong three month fight against a rare and aggressive brain cancer.
Brandon’s colorful light will always shine brightly as he was such a positive, caring, and inspirational person to anyone that was blessed to know him. He was a treasured little boy that loved Thomas the train and completely flattened a stuffed Barney by using it as his pillow. He loved sports throughout all his years by playing youth soccer and baseball, 29ers football, MS football, basketball and track, HS cross country, basketball and summer league basketball, and then weightlifting became his passion. He enjoyed high school to the fullest extent and ended it by being the salutatorian of his class. He was known for being silly, working hard, and making life fun. He made lifelong friends while attending USD in Vermillion, South Dakota which ended with a BSN degree in nursing. He spent a few months working at Mercy hospital in Sioux City, Iowa and then decided to become a travel nurse during the covid outbreak in New York. That was the start of Brandon’s exciting life of travel as he packed up and moved to Arizona. It was truly fate when he and his current fiancée, Cassandra Paskins, both accepted random travel ICU jobs in El Centro, California where they met for the first time. This was the moment Brandon’s true joy with his soul mate began. They traveled to multiple states together working very hard to save lives in covid ICUs while still finding time for amazing adventures.
Brandon chose to take a break from the stress of covid ICU nursing and created his own marketing business. He had major plans in place before he was diagnosed in early February. Brandon’s love of life showed in everything he did and to everyone he met. He will never be forgotten as he is the colorful light that shines down on you. Let his determination and his quote after his first brain surgery be a reminder for your own life. “Find solutions, eliminate excuses, and live your life to the fullest!”
Brandon will be watching over his parents, Heather (Heath) Nelson and Gary (Karen) Blumer; his brothers, Avery and Kodiak; his grandparents, John and Debby Stanton; his beautiful fiancée, Cassandra; aunts, uncles, cousins, his perfect future in-law family and many family and friends that loved him beyond measure. He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandparents, (Harold and Wanda Munkvold); his paternal great grandparents, (John and Lois Stanton) and his cousin, Greg Munkvold.
Brandon’s celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 5-7 pm at the Onawa Country Club. Please bring all your joyous memories of Brandon to share with us.