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Brian J. Shoop

February 7, 1974 — March 20, 2024

Wyoming, Minnesota

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Brian Joseph Shoop, a beloved husband, father, papa, son, and friend. Brian, age 50, died suddenly on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. Born on February 7, 1974, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Brian was the cherished son of Barry and Lucy Shoop.
 
 Growing up in Chisago City, Minnesota, Brian was a proud graduate of Chisago Lakes High School, Class of 1992. With a passion for engineering, Brian diligently pursued his career and eventually became a skilled mechanical engineer, leaving his mark on various manufacturing companies. He was the co-owner of Xccent and later shared his talents with the team at Bondhus Corporation.  His skills spanned the manufacturing industry where he designed various types of equipment including exercise and playground structures.
 
 On April 17, 2010, Brian married his high school sweetheart, Kimmy, in a beautiful ceremony in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Together, they created a warm and loving home in Wyoming, Minnesota. Brian's adventurous spirit led him to cherish moments spent hunting with the Fish Lake Hunting Club, fishing in serene waters across the country, and cultivating his famous tomato trees in the garden
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 Known for his infectious laughter and storytelling, Brian had a knack for bringing joy to those around him. With a passion for “that weekend” camping trips to Battle Lake, he found solace in nature and the company of family and friends. Brian's culinary skills were a delight to many, always eager to test new recipes and share meals with loved ones with a salt shaker not out of reach.  An avid music lover, he found joy in sharing his “singing” with anyone willing or unwilling to listen.  You could hear Brian singing along to 80’s hair bands, 90’s country classics and even Adele.  

Above all, Brian’s most cherished role was when he became a Papa.   Spending time with his grandchildren and their parents was the highlight of life.  To his children and grandchildren, Brian was a wise, witty, wonderful man.   He was everything to them, he was a legend.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Wayne and Doris, Edward and Mildred; uncles, Gerald, Ron, T, Randy, Dewey; cousin, Kayla; father-in-law, Jim.  He will be deeply missed by those who were lucky enough to be a part of his life including his beloved wife, Kim; children, Austin, Tori, Becky, Anna (Sam); grandchildren, Jameson, Carmynn; four legged friends, Ripley, Battle; parents, Barry and Lucy; siblings, Mike (Samantha), Steve (Kelly); mother-in-law, Iva; siblings-in-law, Paula, Julie (Dale), Pete (Jen), Rich (Erin); his Battle Lake and Fish Lake Family; many nieces, nephews, family and dear friends.

The family will greet friends from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake. A celebration of Brian's life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday at Chisago Lakes Town Hall, 12400 316th Street, Lindstrom, Minnesota.  The family will greet friends one hour prior.  A reception will follow.   His legacy of love, laughter, and kindness will forever remain in our hearts.

“All by myself” has a different meaning now, Fly High Shoop!

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Gathering

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Mattson Funeral Home & Cremation Service

343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake, MN 55025

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

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