Brian Isaacson

Funeral Services for Brian D. Isaacson were held on Monday, January 4, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Hope Lutheran Church in rural Smithfield, Nebraska with Pastor Daniel Landin and Pastor Rick Meyer co-officiating.  Interment followed at the Sandstrom Cemetery in rural Phelps County, Nebraska. 

The funeral services will be live-streamed via the Hope Lutheran Church’s Facebook page: 

Brian Dale Isaacson, 55 years of age, of rural Loomis, Nebraska, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at his home of a blood clot.  Brian was born on January 27, 1965, at Holdrege, Nebraska, the youngest of three children born to Dale E. and Ella Mae (Johnson) Isaacson.  Brian attended R-3 School through the 8th grade and later attended and graduated from Elm Creek High School with the class of 1983.  His shop teacher Dennis Daake often commented that Brian taught him more than he taught Brian.  Following his education, Brian began his life-long passion of farming, ranching and custom haying, alongside his dad, Dale.  In his early teens, Brian and his sister, Paula started raising sheep. He continued raising sheep along with his son Wyatt until his death.

On May 25, 1996, Brian was united in marriage to Dee Ann Meyer of Franklin, Nebraska, at the American Lutheran Church in Smith Center.  The couple made their home on a farm north of Loomis.  God blessed this union with twin boys:  Cooper Evar, who was born at rest; and Wyatt Otto.  The family enjoyed the daily farm life of tending to cattle, sheep, and their dogs.  

Brian was a fearless caregiver, as Dee battled cancer and then lost her courageous fight to cancer on April 27, 2016. Together, Brian and Wyatt enjoyed watching Gold Rush. Brian liked to fly kites and one of his favorite memories was attending Callaway Kite Flight with Addie, Todd and Wyatt.  Undoubtedly, Brian was a great dad to Wyatt, an awesome son-in-law, and a great guy to everyone. 

He was a member of the Williamsburg Methodist Church and later the family became active with Hope Lutheran Church.

Brian was preceded in death by; his son, Cooper; parents, Dale and Ella Mae Isaacson; wife, Dee Isaacson; and father-in-law: Delmer Meyer.

Brian is survived by: his son, Wyatt Isaacson of rural Loomis; two sisters:  Jane Robison and her husband, Doug of rural Alma, Nebraska; and Paula Lynch and her husband, Todd of Olathe, Kansas; mother-in-law:  Judy (Meyer) Nielsen and her husband, Elliott of Minden, Nebraska; brother-in-law, Rick Meyer of Osceola, Nebraska; his nephews and niece:  Ben Robison and his wife, Reese; Addie Schaeffer and her husband, Todd, and Charlie Robison and his wife, Hannah; and Ryan Lynch, and Connor Lynch; one step-brother-in-law, David Nielsen and his wife, Tamy of Minden, Nebraska, and their family; two step-sisters-in-law:  Deanna Appel and her husband, Steve of Blair, Nebraska; and Denise Houston and her husband, Jim of Elkhorn, Nebraska, and their families; along with extended family, and many friends.

Visitation was on Sunday, January 3, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege.

A memorial has been established in Brian’s honor and kindly suggested to an education fund for his son, Wyatt.  

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at 

The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of arrangements.