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Brian Koranda

June 10, 1955 — November 15, 2023

Blue Earth

Brian Kenneth Koranda, age 68, of Blue Earth, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 25 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Jeff Dobbs officiating. Visitation will be 4:00-6:00 pm on Friday, November 24 at Patton Funeral Home and continue one hour before the service at the church. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Blue Earth. Online condolences can be left and a livestream of the service can be viewed at

Brian was born in Baudette, Minnesota on June 10, 1955 to Kenneth & Margaret (Alich) Koranda. He grew up in Moorhead, Minnesota. Brian practiced psychology in southern Minnesota for almost all of his adult life, until his retirement in 2021. Quiet and kind-hearted, Brian would listen to any story a friend or family member had to offer. If they were willing to wait, they would get the chance to hear one in return. Brian loved the outdoors, and spent many summer hours hiking and kayaking and winter days snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. His binders of genealogical research show his passion for history and the connections of the past. With his wife, a child, or a grandchild, you could often find him working on a puzzle, or challenging someone to a match of Scrabble, cribbage, or peanuts. There is not a child who entered Brian’s home during the holiday season who won’t remember him for the event of the year: baking and decorating gingerbread cookies.

Brian is survived by his wife, Louise (Quackenbush) Koranda and his children Ellen (Eric) Vanden Eykel, Michael (Crystal) Koranda, Kathryn Koranda, and Allison Koranda, his sister Andrea Koranda, his nephew David (Molly) St. Denis, and his grandchildren Jane, Sidney, Gage, and Seth, and well as many other friends and extended family members.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sister.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Brian’s memory may be made to the Blue Earth Area Mentors (BEAM) or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, November 24, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service

400 East 14th Street, Blue Earth, MN 56013

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Saturday, November 25, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church

214 S Holland St, Blue Earth, MN 56013

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