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In Remembrance of Brett Erdmann

It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of the CEO/President of New Leaf Hospitality, Brett Erdmann. Brett passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on the morning of Friday, January 20th, 2023. At this time, we do not have a confirmed cause of this unfortunate event. However, we can take comfort in the fact that he was among friends at one of his favorite places and that he passed peacefully in his sleep.

Brett made an impact on many people during his career, especially since establishing New Leaf Hospitality with his wife and Vice President, Trisha Erdmann. He cared tremendously about the properties New Leaf has managed and the people who have worked with him over the years. Brett truly appreciated everyone that he had the privilege of crossing paths with and would be proud to see how we are coming together to continue his legacy during this time of grief.

Funeral arrangements have been made by the family, and details can be found on the Boulger Funeral Home website - At this time, we ask that you grant Trisha and the rest of the family time and space to process and grieve this tragic loss and limit your contact with them. Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Home Office. You can reach us at (701) 639-4935.

In memory of Brett, a Legacy Scholarship has been created in his name at his alma mater, Concordia College, in Moorhead, MN. Brett had fond memories of his time at Concordia College. It is where he received his degree in Business & Communications, where he made lifelong friendships, and most importantly; where he met his wife, business partner, and best friend, Trisha Erdmann. Brett was a business minded thinker, who always looked forward to mentoring new entrepreneurs and enjoyed nothing more than to share his wealth of knowledge and resources with the next generation of business owners. This scholarship can be funded year after year to honor his memory, and his love for the entrepreneurial spirit.

Should you wish to donate to this fund, please mail checks with "Brett Erdmann Scholarship" in the memo to Concordia College:
Concordia College
901 8th St. S.
Moorhead, MN 56562

You may also give online at and put Brett Erdmann Scholarship in the Comments or Gift Detail box.