Brian Leon Landstrom, age 70 of Duluth, died peacefully in his childhood home on December 25, 2021.
Brian was born in Duluth on June 24 th , 1951, the son of Charles and Shirley (Marander) Landstrom. He graduated from East High School and enlisted in the Coast Guard Reserves in 1969. He retired as a Petty Officer 2nd Class. Brian has held a variety of jobs working for Bathke Welding Supply, Landstrom Bonding, Bell Brothers Funeral Home, and has been a Sales Consultant for Kari Toyota the past 16 years.
Brian was an avid runner, especially fond of trail running and ultras. During his lifetime he completed well over 100 races, marathons, and ultra-marathons. Another much-loved hobby was indoor rock climbing with his wife, Mila. Brian always kept moving and practiced a healthy lifestyle but most dear to his heart was his faith. He appreciated sending and receiving prayers with people from all walks of life. One of his favorite places to worship was the Lakeside Chapel near his home on Little Pequaywan Lake.
Brian was preceded in death by his father, Charlie, his mother, Shirley and son, Brady Landstrom.
Brian is survived by his wife, Mila Landstrom; mom, Lynn Landstrom; children, Cary (Dawn) Landstrom, Andrea (Jon) Pfeiffer, Alyssa (Wyatt) Hammell; stepson, Yuri Loktionov; siblings, Darryl (Colleen) Landstrom, Holly (Steve) Pillsbury, Corey (Ann) Landstrom, Robin Demant Eikill, Ross (Dawn) Demant; grandchildren, Cameron, Brendan, Halle, Chance, Axel, Felix, Emilee and August; numerous nieces and nephews; the “OGs” and his running family.
Brian asked for everyone to be joyous when we think of him and always look on the bright side of life. We will deeply miss his quirky sense of humor, unconventional yet wholehearted advice, his smile and his hugs.
Per his wishes, a celebration of life will follow in the Duluth area Summer 2022.
To express condolences, please sign online register book at, www.dfhduluth.com . Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E 2 nd St. Duluth, MN, (218) 727-3555.