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Bradley S. Larson

Bradley S. Larson

June 5, 1956 - Feb. 28, 2014

Bradley S. Larson, age 57, of Willmar, died Friday morning, Feb. 28, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, Mar. 4, at Vinje Lutheran Church. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar.

Bradley Sanford Larson was born on June 5, 1956, in Willmar, Minnesota, the son of Sanford and Barbara (Skare) Larson. He grew up in Willmar, was baptized and confirmed at Vinje Lutheran Church, graduated from Willmar High School in 1974 and from the Willmar Vo-Tech Auto Body program in 1975. On July 29, 1977, Bradley was united in marriage to Pamela Broman. They made their home in Willmar and were blessed with two children, Nathan and Jennifer. Brad was employed at the West Central Tribune for over 20 years. For the past several years, Brad operated and produce stand in Deerwood for the Country Stop. Brad enjoyed his job in Deerwood where he made several friends. Brad enjoyed fishing, Nascar and sports. He was an avid Minnesota Gopher fan. He cherished time spent with his family and friends. He had a special spot in his heart for one of his nieces, who visited Brad almost daily and played Barbie dolls together. Brad was a member of the Sons of American Legion and the Eagle Aire #2334.

He is survived by his two children, Nathan (and Emily) Larson of St. Cloud and Jennifer (and Craig) Hanson of Willmar and four grandchildren, Olivia, Henrik, Anders and Atlanta. Also surviving is his father, Sanford of Benson and two sisters, Patty (and Mark) Brenner of Kerkhoven and Pamela (and Mark) Sward of Willmar, besides other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara in 2003 and one nephew, Sean Sward in 1999.