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“John & Marie,My sympathy to you and your family. Know that I am thinking of you and hope that God's strength carry's you through this...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Michelle Christiansen - Sartell, MN

“I am glad for the times that we spent as a family during special occasions. I remember how happy and cheerful Bryan always was. I know that Bryan...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Dennis Vetter - Buckeye, AZ

“We were deeply saddened to hear of Pickle's passing. Our hearts go out to Alonna, his parents, siblings, step-children and all his family and...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Marshall Langemo - Spring, TX

“Words can not express the pain you must feel. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Karla Salmon(Knutson) - Somerset, WI

“We are so sorry for your loss, you have all been in our thoughts and prayers. God will help you through this extremely diffucult time and may Bryan...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Katie Ortega

“I'm so sorry for your loss...pickle was such a great guy, I have very fond memories of the time that we spent together. I will always remember...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Sherry Stewart - Fargo, ND

“Pickle was such a wonderful man. I will cherish the memories I have of him. He was a great guy and may you all find peace in this time of sorrow. May...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Kelli Graff - Fergus Falls

“I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Lori Toenyan

“Lisa and family~~Sorry to hear the loss of your brother and son.I am thinking of you and saying a few prayers, God Bless you and your family. Love...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Lisa Wensmann (Moening) - Bowlus, MN

“Marie, John & Family: Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Heather & Marv Hinton - Ottawa

“John & Marie,So sorry to hear of the loss of your son. We'll keep you in our prayers. ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Loretta & Chuck Dunlop - Pueblo, CO

“John, Marie & Families,I was shocked to hear about Bryan. I remember him as a small boy when you ran Hardware Hank. May you all remember the good...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Deb Essler - Melrose, MN

“So hard to find the words to say. Bryan was a wonderful guy and will be missed. To his wife, family and friends.....God bless all of you and remember...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Sarah Baumer (Albertson) - MN

“I will miss Bryan. My most fond memories of Bryan were family gatherings around the Holiday's. He was always cheerful and had a great smile. I am...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Mark Ell

“Alonna and family~ My sincere sympathy for your loss. I haven't seen you in years and am so sorry to have found you due to this. You are in my...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Pam Bendickson - Moorhead, MN

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Todd Dingmann

“I am so sorry for your loss. Many fun memories of Pickle. He will be missed ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Jolaine Beddow-Beste

“I got to know pickle when I worked with him at Tysdal Carpentry. His happy go lucky attitude made this new a real shock. May God Bless you all and...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: David Dumonceaux - Clitherall, MN


Bryan J. "Pickle" Silbernagel, age 35, of Fergus Falls and formerly of Melrose, took his own life on Sunday, July 12, 2009 at his home in Fergus Falls.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 18 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Ken Thielman officiating and Deacon Ernie Kociemba assisting. Inurnment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Melrose.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home in Melrose. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Bryan John Silbernagel was born July 28, 1973 in Fridley, Minnesota to John and Marie (Kelsch) Silbernagel. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1991 and attended MN State Community and Technical College in Fergus Falls. Bryan worked at Sky Vision in Fergus Falls, did construction in Minneapolis, and was currently working for Bakken Underground in Harris. Bryan enjoyed family trips, camping, golfing, baseball, and spending time with family and friends. He was especially excited and proud that he was going to be a grandfather in October.

Survivors include his wife, Alonna Silbernagel of Fergus Falls; sons, Chris Schizzano (girlfriend, Kaylee Munter) of Grand Forks and Nick Schizzano (girlfriend, Tayler Vatnsdal) of Fergus Falls; parents, John and Marie Silbernagel of Melrose; father and mother-in-law, Jerry and Mary Johnson of Fergus Falls; sisters, Lisa Silbernagel (Pete Ortega) of Rosemount and LeAnn (Todd) Ostendorf of Melrose; brothers-in-law, Jeremey Johnson of Woodbury and Michael (April) Johnson of Alexandria; sister-in-law, Alisa (Wayne) Keidel of Fergus Falls; nieces and nephews, Becca, Megan, Brittany, Brandon, Chloe, Oskar, Kaylee, Angela, Peter, David, Morgan, Jonathan, and Andrew; grandmothers, Katherine Kelsch of Linton, ND and Evelyn Gonderman of Fergus Falls; and last but not least, his puppy, Lily Silbernagel.

Bryan was preceded in death by his grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.