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Bradley James Holweger passed away peacefully with his son, parents, sisters, brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews by his side on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 in the critical care unit of Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm at St. John Lutheran Church, Hatton ND. Visitation will be at the church Monday from noon until the time of services.
Brad was born in Northwood Deaconess Hospital at Northwood, ND to Dennis and Judy (Stimpert) Holweger on September 6, 1974 at 4:38 a.m. weighing in at 9 pounds 12 ounces.
He was baptized at Pleasantview Church, Emerado, ND and then was confirmed in the Green Meadow Church, Ada, MN. Brad served as a trustee and taught Sunday school there. He graduated from Northwood High School in 1993 and his favorite teacher was John Holien. Brad participated in wresting, football and track and won the Math Counts award. He didn't need a calculator as his mind was his calculator. He attended Northland Community Technical College, East Grand Forks, MN for auto body tech.
He was united in marriage to Michelle Miller on July 18, 1998.
He managed Ada Produce, Ada, MN for Chuck Gunnerson and was currently employed at Nokota Packers in Buxton, ND.
Brad loved to tinker around at the family farm. He would fix anything that was broken. Anything that wasn't broken, he figured out a way to make it better. He was 8 years old when he had his first crop of pumpkins and sold these to Millers in Emerado, ND. He said that the following year he was going to plant 10 packs of seeds and make $100 and he was going to hire someone to hoe them. He started driving trucks and tractors at age 10.
Brad's children, Zachary James (age 15) and Morgan Adeline (age 7) were the pride and joy of his life. He was so proud of them as excellent students, Zach as an athlete and Morgan her dancing. Morgan said her daddy died just because he worked too hard. Zach came up to the hospital on Tuesday and stayed with his dad until Brad left us on Wednesday morning. The love his children had for Brad will be his legacy.
He is survived by his parents, a son Zachary James, Ada, MN; a daughter Morgan Adeline, Detroit Lakes, MN; sisters Barb (Curtis) Huus, Hatton, ND, Beth (Jamie) Murphy, Epping, NH and Laura (Shane) Klindt, Parker, CO; nieces and nephews Sara Huus, Tiffany Huus, Spencer Huus; Alexandria Klindt, Brandon Klindt, Alex Murphy, Kelsey Murphy; great-niece Layken Olivia Marie Strand, special friend Rebecca Fischer and many aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Charles and Bertha Stimpert and Julius and Mae Holweger.
Brad's family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff for the excellent care and compassion that was given to Brad. The nursing staff cried with the family when it came time to say goodbye to Brad.
Judy, Dennis and family-My sincere sympathy. The loss of a young person is hard to understand because they have much to live for and are so loved. Remember that part of Brad will be with you always and no one can take away your memories of him. With love, Joan Kyar Freyholtz
Joan Kyar-Freyholtz Nov 14 2012 12:00 AM
Dear family of Bradley, I am He was so young with much life yet to live. I wish to share with you comfort from the scriptures.. The Bible holds out a wonderful hope for our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death. Please read John 5:28,29 in your Bible. Another wonderful future promise is found at Revelation 21:3,4 where it states that , pain and death will be no more. The former things will have passed away. I hope as you read these texts in your Bible , they will be of comfort to you. Sincerely Dianne Mullins
dianne mullins rn Nov 13 2012 12:00 AM
Dennis, Judy and family My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless Brad.
Scott Woken Nov 13 2012 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss, Brad will be missed by all.
Chad Enger Nov 12 2012 12:00 AM
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. It is so hard to lose a loved one at such a young age. We are never prepared to say goodbye. May God bless you and keep you in his arms.
John & Mary Olson Nov 11 2012 12:00 AM
We are so sorry for the loss of Brad. He will be missed but never forgotten. God needed another angel to look down on everyone here.
Nicole/Justin Bachmeier Nov 10 2012 12:00 AM
ANOTHER ANGEL GETS HIS WINGS Judy, Dennis and family, My heart and love are with all of you at this sad time. Love you all so much. Sandy
Sandy Haala Nov 10 2012 12:00 AM
I am so very sorry for your loss-I think of Brad with much fondness-he was a special guy and he will truly be missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers-Sincerely-Amy Mutchler Boll
Amy Boll Nov 9 2012 12:00 AM
Brad, This is mom. I miss you. This morning I got up at 6 and the yard was covered in snow. Laura got up 30 minutes later and saw the snow. Dad came into kitchen and said " did you see the snow?" When it got light, there was no snow-not a flake, nothing. Are you messing with us? Love, mom.
Judy Holweger Nov 9 2012 12:00 AM
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Brad's family. He was a great young man and will be missed. As a student, he made each day very interesting, for sure.
Mike Voglewede Nov 9 2012 12:00 AM