Leonard “Lenny” Bratlien, 65, of Williston, N.D., died Sunday night, June 24, 2018, at St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck, N.D.
His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Williston on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Rev. Brian Knutson will officiate. Interment in Hillside Memory Gardens will follow the service.
Friends may call at Everson-Coughlin Funeral Home on Monday, July 2, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and for the hour preceding the service at the church on Tuesday.
Leonard Allan Bratlien was born on Nov. 12, 1952, to Lloyd and Grace (Johnson) Bratlien in Williston. He was raised and educated in Williston, graduating from Williston High School in 1970.
Lenny was a lifetime farmer and truck driver. He drove for Bull Shipper Express. He belonged to the Allied Master Movers and the NRA. He was the president of his self -proclaimed Knuckle Head Motorcycle Club. In his younger days he enjoyed bull and bronc riding. In recent years he enjoyed his 3:00 Coffee at Lonnie’s, hunting trips, and riding his Harley Davidson. He was proud of his hunt to Canada, where he shot a bison. He also harvested a bear in Idaho and Montana.
Wherever he went, his dog, Festus, went with him. Lenny loved spending time with his children and his eleven grandchildren. He was proud of each of them and enjoyed watching them at all of their various activities. Lenny will be greatly missed by all of his family.
He is survived by his son, Dustin (Karla) Bratlien and their children: Brooks, Ryker and Brener; daughter, Courtney, and her children: Nevaeh, Boston, Zuri, Rogan, BreAsia and Hendrix; daughter, Kallie and her children: Heartley and Jurzi; his best friend, Festus; and numerous other family members.
Lenny was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Grace Bratlien.
Friends may visit www.eversoncoughlin.com to share remembrances of Lenny or leave condolences for his family.
The Everson Coughlin Funeral Home of Williston is caring for the family.
Condolences are being received online.
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