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Bradley Goette, 1972-2019

A celebration of life for Bradley Allen Goette will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in New Richland. To honor his memory, his family asks that attendees wear their favorite sports jersey to the service. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Friedrich/Bonnerup Funeral Service and one hour before the service at the church.

Bradley Goette

Bradley died Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, never giving up during his valiant journey with Duchene muscular dystrophy.

He was born Feb. 28, 1972, in Albert Lea, the son of Vernon and Alice (Arneson) Goette.

Brad was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church and graduated from New Richland High School.

Brad lived his life with great purpose, always positive, always the voice of reason and always wanted to be on the winning team.

Bradley is survived by his parents Vernon and Alice Goette; two sisters, Cheryl (Raland) Johnson of Ellendale and their children Kady, Ethan and Garret, Theresa (John) Larson and their children, Michelle Larson (Alex Banks), and son, Felix, and Melissa Larson (Drew Steele); and aunts and uncles and their families Nancy Golde of Albert Lea, Marilyn and Gregg Polk of Tampa, Darlene and Paul Diemer of Albert Lea, Darlene Underland of Ellendale, Marcella Goette of New Richland and Laurie Goette of Zumbro Falls.

Brad was preceded in death by his brother, Brian, at the age of 16; his grandparents Albert and Laura Goette and Grace and Alton Arneson; and uncles and aunts Marvin Goette, Donald and Tena Goette, Loren Goette, Dick Underland and Donald Golde.

Brad was a passionate sports fan and because of this his family knows that “Victory is much more meaningful when it comes just not just from one person, but the achievements of many.”

The family would like to thank the all-star team of nurses and health care professionals, especially the nurses at Embrace and the many, many, other people who have had a big impact on Brad’s journey — bringing comfort, joy and light to his days.