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March 21, 1947 - December 19, 2017
Brad Anderson, 70, of Saginaw, passed on December 19, 2017 at the Solvay Hospice House in Duluth.
Brad loved the outdoors and nature. His home on Sunset Lake provided all that and more. Hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, 4 wheeling and motorcycle rides rejuvenated Brad and gave him a sense of freedom.
Creativity overflowed from his ‘pea-brain’, as he often called it. Brad was given the gift of being able to repair everything, build anything, and did so with careful planning and attention to detail. With any little mistake on his part, a “Brad, you moron” would be muttered under his breath, then he’d laugh out loud at himself.
WAOBC was his amateur radio master class call sign. Brad had numerous classic ham radios that gave him many hours of enjoyment, day and night, for over 40 years. ’73’ to all who knew his voice.
Brad will be remembered for his quick sense of humor, sharp wit, stubbornness, and brutal honesty.
Brad is survived by; best friend and wife, Marney; daughters Corey Lee Carlson, Melissa (Mike) Cattel; stepson Chris (Di) Thorp; ten grandchildren, Erin (Josiah) Kissling, David (Dana) Michaels, Katelyn (Matt Particka) Michaels, Moriah, Ryan, Matthias, Autumn, Daniel Michaels, Lily Cattel, Ben and Alex; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Emma, Heidi, Cora, William Kissling, Silas, Selah, Sam Michaels; mother Sue Anderson; brothers Steve Anderson, Greg (Marlene) Anderson; two nephews Titus and Robin; extended family and friends.
Preceded in death by; father John Anderson; and sister Suzanne Grazier.
Our grateful hearts go out to Essentia Health GI Dept, especially Conrad Ross, PA, Essentia Health Home Hospice. especially Nancy, Kristy, Dave, Mike and Jim and the staff at Solway Hospice House. Thank you all for your professionalism, kindness and loving care of Brad.
Per Brads request there will be no service. Please remember him and how he touched your life in some small way.