Ethan Braden, 17, Alden

Published 10:03 am Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The memorial service for Ethan Wyatt Braden will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2012, at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. The Rev. Richard Spande will officiate. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service.


Ethan Braden passed away in Eugene, Ore., on July 5, 2012. He was 17 years old.

Ethan was born in Sacramento, Calif., on Dec. 2, 1994. The son of Sandy Clover, he lived across the U.S., but for the past six years, his home was in Alden, where he attended Alden-Conger High School.

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Ethan was the type of person you would meet once and never forget. He had a unique but great sense of humor and marched to the beat of his own drum. He enjoyed reading, the zodiac, horoscopes, music, animals and keeping up with politics. He was involved in activism, participating in the Cascadian Forest Defenders.

He is survived by his mother, Sandy Clover; sister, Chloe Braden; Brandon Jukulen, and many other loving relatives and friends.

For those who wish to share memories of Ethan, you may visit the “In Loving Memory of Ethan Braden” Facebook page.