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Brandon J Ropelato

Born: Thu., Jul. 3, 1980
Died: Mon., Mar. 4, 2019


11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Fri., Mar. 08, 2019
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Mar. 08, 2019
Location: Colonial Funeral Home


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 08, 2019
Location: Westside Players

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Brandon J Ropelato, 38, of Pocatello, Idaho passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019. He was born on July 3, 1980, in Logan, Utah to Lane and Debra Smith Ropelato. He was the oldest of three children and had an adventurous family life growing up. Being the only boy, he loved to stir up trouble with his sisters, Tara and Rachel. He enjoyed the family game nights, sharing laughs and staying up way too late. He loved helping his family around the house, especially his dad on the family farm. He also had a special relationship with his grandpa Roy.

After graduating from Mountain Crest High School in 1999, he moved to Pocatello in 2009, where he worked at various parts stores before finding his place at Phil Meador Toyota.

Brandon was introduced to his husband, Nick through mutual friends. They were married on January 5, 2015 at the Bannock County Courthouse. During their 10 years together, they enjoyed time with family and friends and raising their 2, “four-legged kids”, Buddie and Sissie.

Brandon was a true handy man who enjoyed working on anything from his cars to household projects. He loved to be creative; he was infamous for starting the next project before finishing the first.

Brandon had a smile that was infectious and made it easy for anyone to talk to him. He loved to share his knowledge about anything and everything with anyone. He was a man of simple tastes who loved country music, taking random drives to see new and exciting things and loved a good grilled cheese sandwich.

He was a dedicated worker who worked hard and played hard. He was always available when someone needed him and would drop everything to help a friend or family member. Spending time with his family and friends is what Brandon cherished most in life.

He loved to make sure everyone was having a good time. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Brandon is survived by his spouse, Nicholas Walters of Pocatello; his parents, Lane and Debbie Ropelato of Nibley, UT; grandma, Connie Smith of Preston, ID; sisters, Rachel (Bryan) Galloway of Millville, UT and Tara (Flip) Kleffner of Meridian, ID; all his nieces and nephews; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. He is also survived by all the Walters family. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Mervin J. Smith and Roy J. and Iva Lou Ropelato.

Services will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 1 pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, ID, with a visitation from 11:30 am-12:30 pm prior. There will be a celebration gathering following the services, from 3 to 6 pm, at the Westside Players, 1009 S. 2nd Ave, Pocatello, ID. All are invited to attend.

Services will also be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 12 noon at the Millville Church, 110 S. Main St. Millville, UT, with a visitation from 10-11:30 am prior.

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Judy Tripp
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
I live in Cache Valley and read Brandon's obituary today. I'm so sorry of his passing.
I never met Brandon but was touched by what was shared about him. He is man I would have enjoyed knowing. Especially about cherishing the time spent with family and friends and dropping everything to help others. I was happy to see his husband Nicholas listed as well as the rest of the family. I have a son who also grew up on our family farm and has a been married to his husband for four years. We love you sharing with the Herald Journal readers about this wonderful man. Thank-you and please know we as a family celebrate his life also.

Sammy Laird
   Posted Fri March 08, 2019
Brandon. Oh my gosh we are going to miss you. You helped us so much in parts, and always believed in, and encouraged our shop. We are going to miss seeing you at Angie's with your family, and your big bear hug and how ya been, no matter how long it had been since we had saw each other. We love you friend. Til we meet again. Sammy and Jason

Fred N
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
To the Family,
I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Losing my parent has been difficult for me.
However, I found this scripture helpful. At 2 Cor 1:3,4 it says: “3Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;4Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”
Hopefully thinking about what these verses state can help your family during this time as it has for me.

Timothy Erron Knighton
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
Brandon ,
You are a great friend and prayers to your family at this time of mourning I send your family my love , and support in this difficult time I am going to miss you it was good seeing you last December at your parents house in nibley ,Utah I am going to miss you .


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