Brian Kevin Bigelow

Brian Kevin Bigelow, born on September 12, 1959, to Virginia Pauline and Richard Bigelow in Renton, Washington, was peacefully called home to God’s Kingdom on December 26th, 2021.

Brian was a beautiful soul who enjoyed life and was blessed with many gifts and an abundance of light, warmth, and conversation. Gone too soon; he had a love for the outdoors, a passion for culinary arts, and was unconditionally devoted to his family. He is survived by his 5 children: Nicole (Angel), Brandon (Cassie), Jessica (Ben), Emily (Ryan), and Andrea (Katana), his 9 grandchildren: Elise, Lydia, Erin, Eric, Justine, Adrian, Enya, Xzaviar and Kennedy, his mother, and siblings: Karen, Kathy, Sandy, Deanna, and David. He is preceded in death by his father and siblings Robert and Debbie as well as dear friends over the years. He will always be remembered as a loving father, talented chef, master craftsman and so much more to the many people who are fortunate and blessed to have him in their lives. May his memory live on forever.

Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

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  1. Brandon Bigelow says:

    I don’t know if I ever told you, and I’m sorry for that, but I looked up to you more than you will ever know. You taught me so much, wether I wanted to learn or not. You were the only person on God’s green earth I ever feared, but I respected the hell out of you. Every passing day gets a little harder knowing I can’t just pick up the phone or stop by to talk or catch up. We had so many plans, so much to do but unfortunately for us, we ran out of time. These past few years with you have been the best years of my life. I will remember you always and speak of you often for your memory will live in my heart and mind forever. I will live my life in your honor in the things that I do and take you with me to the places I go. I promise to be the good man you raised and continue to make you proud.

    Good Bye, Until I See You Again, Rest in Eternal Paradise. I love you.
    Your loving son,
    Brandon Bigelow

    Tecumseh’s quote:

    “So live your life so the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their views, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and of service to your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a stranger if in a lonely place. Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself. Touch not the poisonous firewater that makes wise ones turn to fools and robs them of their visions. When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.”

  2. Carey Kupferer says:

    I’m so sorry Brian I couldnt be there to say goodbye. And well you know I was never good with goodbye so it might of been a good thing. You have been the 1 consistent thing in my life for the last 40 yrs and i will miss you everyday. I love you always and am so thankful for always making sure you let me know you had me. Love ya

  3. Dave Bigelow says:

    As my older brother, there are too many stories to tell, I will keep them in my heart, and share them if asked, so many things we have done, and so many things that we planned or just discussed an idea or two, over the phone.. I have several times in the last week or so grabbed my my phone and then stopped just as I was about to dial or send a picture or text. You will be in my mind and heart as long as I am around, may you Rest In Peace, until we meet again, I love you my brother

  4. Travis says:

    I’ll never forget when my dad told me u had invited me to Seattle to stay with you. I wish I had gone now. I’ll miss you my friend. Have some smoked brisket up there until we meet again. My condolences to everyone

  5. Jim and Connie Knapp says:

    Rest in peace Brian, the short time we had with you will always be remembered as good times. Our condolences to the Bigelow family too, it must be so hard to lose Brian like this, so soon, we are grateful having your family in our lives.

  6. Darlene Perez says:

    I really do not have any words. I’m shocked he just made sausage and posted about his new stove he picked up . I worked with Brian and because of him I received the same pay that the rest of the laborers were receiving . I was always excited to see his posts of things he picked up and I am truly going to miss him . He has a big heart that he was never afraid to share . I am thankful I was a part of Brian’s life . My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Rest In Peace my friend RIP

  7. Scott Hedlund says:

    My condolences to your family, Brian was a great soul there’s one saying that I live by. When we lose someone we love we must learn to live not without them but to live with the love they left behind.

  8. Lise says:

    You’re gunna be missed dearly by many, including me. I hope you are getting some good catches up there in heaven.

  9. Jessica Knapp says:

    There will never be a day where I won’t miss you and wish you were still here, where I won’t want to call you on my way to work or send you pictures of the food I made knowing that you were the one who taught me to cook in the first place. I still hear your belly laugh clear as day in my head and the sound of your voice when you say, “I love you buddy.” There isn’t anything on the earth that will make the hole in my chest feel smaller or lessen the size of the pit in my stomach. Your memory will live on in the hearts of every person that loved you and I will never stop sharing your stories and making sure everyone knows how much of an amazing person you are.
    Please watch over us all as you always have. I hope we continue to make you proud ❤️

  10. Emily Bigelow says:

    I will always miss hearing the sound of your voice. You always took care of us. I miss you dad.

  11. nicole mendez says:

    I miss you Dad. Forever and always.