Brady Flatness, 1984-2018

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Funeral services for Brady A. Flatness, 33, of Albert Lea will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. David Schreiber will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday. Online condolences are welcome at

Brady Flatness

Brady died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.

Brady Allen Flatness was born Sept. 21, 1984, in Albert Lea, the son of Kent Flatness and Sue (Schreiber) Young. He grew up in Albert Lea and then moved to Alden, graduating from Alden-Conger High School in 2003. After graduation he went to Riverland Community College for truck driving. He worked a truck driver at Minnesota Corrugated Box for 12 years. Recently, he was as a truck driver with Airgas.

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At 16, demolition derbies became Brady’s passion. He won many trophies and made great memories and relationships with the crew. He loved working with his hands on motors, especially restoring his ’52 Chevy truck and ’63 Chevy Impala. He was an avid duck hunter and a member of Ducks Unlimited.

Brady enjoyed spending time on the lake in his boat along with his cousins, just hanging out with his friends snowmobiling and — of course  — he put up with spending time with family. Brady spent the last several years with Taylor Meaney. His daughter, Alannah, was the light of his life and he cherished time with her.

Brady is survived by his mother and stepfather, Sue and Dan Young; father and special friend, Kent Flatness and Alzada Gulbertson; daughter, Alannah Flatness; brother, Jay Flatness (fiancee, Amy Wise) and their daughter, Emma Flatness; grandmothers Ruth Schreiber and Gloria Schreiber; grandfather, Glenn Flatness; aunts and uncles Scott (Lorie) Schreiber, Tod Schreiber, Jason Schreiber (fiancee, Jennifer), Jennifer (Steve) Cole, Joe (Jeff) Schreiber, Al (Julie) Flatness, Arden (Thea) Flatness, Margaret Flatness, Kim Flatness, Lynn Flatness, Al Young and Joleen Ford; and numerous cousins.

Brady was preceded in death by his grandparents Gary Schreiber, Arlene Flatness, and Larry and Vi Young; uncles Wayne Flatness, Jerry Flatness and Dean Flatness; and aunt, Anna Schreiber.