Brian “Hip” Strandin, age 69, of Bethel died February 15, 2022 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital after a brief illness. A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 -6:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 27th at Isanti VFW Post 2735.
Brian “Hip” Wendell Strandin was born January 26, 1953 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Raymond and Dorothea (Ledin) Strandin. He was raised in Bethel and graduated from St. Francis High School. Hip then attended Anoka Technical College studying to become a mechanic. Hip worked as an over the road trucker for E.L. Murphy in the Twin Cities, for Independent Locomotive Service in Bethel, and for the last 27 years at NATCO Transmission in Bethel. Hip enjoyed country music, he had a friend in every city, he loved to grill and have a Budweiser with his many friends.
Hip passed away February 15, 2022 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital after a brief illness at the age of 69 years and 20 days. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Dorothea (Ledin) Strandin.
Hip is survived by his brother, Brad (Jeanne) Strandin and niece Andria Strandin; brother, Barry (Karen) Strandin; other relatives and many friends.