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Kent Earl Christianson, 49, of Duluth, passed away on Aug. 4, 2014 at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis.

Kent was born in Duluth to Earl and Donna (Gulbranson) Christianson on Aug. 12, 1964.

He attended Duluth schools and graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1982. In 1991 Kent started Fastline Graphix specializing in signs, banners, race car lettering and general graphics and lettering. Kent enjoyed spending time with Tyler and his family.

He also enjoyed, hunting, fishing, golf, bowling, racing and spending time at the deer shack. He was member of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association and the Duluth area USBC.

Kent is preceded in death by his grandparents Alfred and Evelyn Christianson, Raymond and Lillian Gulbranson.

He is survived by his son Tyler, Duluth; parents Tubby (Donna) Christianson, Duluth; sister Lana Roberts, Duluth; girlfriend Cheryl Prasch, Rogers, Minn.; special friends Tom (Wanda) Larson, Duluth, many aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends.

GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, and Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service in Sunrise Funeral Home, 4798 Miller Trunk, Hermantown, Minn. Arrangements by Sunrise Funeral Home, Hermantown, Minn.