Bradley Wacholz, 1956-2017

Published 1:00 am Friday, April 28, 2017

Bradley Duane Wacholz, 61, of Scandia died accidentally while riding his cherished Indian motorcycle on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Brad was born March 23, 1956, in Albert Lea to Duane and Loretta (Larson) Wacholz. Throughout his childhood in Alden, Brad enjoyed athletics, hunting, fishing and being with his many lifelong friends. Brad went on to pursue a career in pharmacology following graduation from North Dakota State University in 1983. In 1993, Brad married Mary Kay Fowler and together they raised their two children, Lindsey and Jordan, in Scandia. 

Bradley Wacholz

Brad loved his family dearly and enjoyed watching his children play soccer and traveling across the United States, either on his motorcycle or pulling a camper. Brad had a kind spirit and an infectious sense of humor. He was greatly loved and he will be missed forever and ever for all who knew him. The world will be a bit dimmer for all who knew him.

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Brad is survived by his best friend and wife, Mary Kay; two children, Lindsey (Luke) Frohreich and Jordan (special friend, Ashley); his mother, Loretta Wacholz; five siblings, Brian (Deb) Wacholz, Ranae (Peter) Wiggins, Mark (Rhonda) Wacholz, Rita Moyer and Jennifer (Jon) Cira; and many nieces and nephews.   

He was preceded in death by his dad, Duane Wacholz; and maternal and paternal grandparents. 

A celebration of life open house will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Scandia Community Center at 14727 209th St. N. in Scandia.