Fremont Teen Remembered as Leader, Friend, and Captain

Maureen Wurtz

FREMONT (KPTM)- Friends and family of a missing teenager found dead gathered to remember him Monday.

16-year-old Brand Kamphaus went missing Friday, and his body was found Sunday.

Standing on the soccer field where Brandon used to shine, hundreds people gathered to remember the Fremont teenager Monday.

"To where he was born with soccer, where he lived with soccer to where he his now," said one speaker. "He's always going to be living with us, right there on that post, in this goal. He was a good captain, a good friend, an amazing brother, and I'll miss him."

"He was one of those leaders who always believes in you and encourages you to do your best," said Brandon's friend, Kyle Hultquist.

These people are searching for answers, after Brandon's autopsy report was inconclusive, but they do have each other.

"It's just really disappointing to see him go, especially like this," said another friend, Kyle Troost.

"If I ever talk to my older brothers, it would remind me of him," said Hultquist.

Friends said, his life was taken too soon, and now they'll only have memories to hold on tight too.

Funeral services are Friday morning at 10:30 at St. Patricks Church.

The viewing is set Thursday from 3-7 PM. Another memorial service will take place right after the viewing at St. Patricks on Thursday.

The family is accepting memorial gifts in Brandon's name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF, and the Fremont Soccer Club.