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Bradley "Brad" Burgard

April 28, 1975 - June 07, 2016

Prayer Service - Sunday

June 12, 2016
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Sunday

June 12, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Funeral Mass - Monday

June 13, 2016
- 10:00 AM

Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Bradley "Brad" Burgard

April 28, 1975 - June 07, 2016


Bradley “Brad” J. Burgard, 41, West Fargo passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Sanford Health, Fargo after a courageous battle with Alexander’s Disease with his family by his side.

Brad was born April 28, 1975 to James Burgard and Patricia Buhr. He graduated from Dakota High School in Arthur, North Dakota. He attended Moorhead Tech, graduating with a degree in Chef’s Training. He worked as a chef at various restaurants, most recently with Casselton Country Kitchen, where he was Kitchen Manager. He married Donita Mellem on July 10, 1999 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo.

He had a love for polka music as well as fishing and hunting and his favorite animals. He loved spending time with his children. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America where he was a Scout Leader until recently.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Donita, West Fargo, North Dakota; children, Tiffany, Sophia and Carson; parents, James (Rita) Burgard, West Fargo, North Dakota and Patricia (Randy Anderson) Buhr, Embden, North Dakota; 3 sisters, Stacy (Brian) Haglund, Moorhead, Minnesota, Janet (Troy) Bassingthwaite, Bismarck, North Dakota and Wendy (Steve) Porter, Hunter, North Dakota; 3 step-brothers, Randy (Vicki) Wieland, West Fargo, North Dakota, Chris (Shelly) Wieland, Moorhead, Minnesota, Dan Wieland, Jamestown, North Dakota, paternal grandparents, John and Mary Burgard, Page, North Dakota, mother-in-law, Dorothy Mellem, McLeod, North Dakota and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by fraternal grandparents, Ronnie and Joanne Buhr, uncle, Steve Buhr, aunt, Susan Lantz and father-in-law, Gerald Mellem.

Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo with visitation starting at 5:00 P.M.

Funeral Mass: 10:00 A.M. Monday, June 13, 2016 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2711 7th St. E., West Fargo, North Dakota.


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26 responses to “Bradley Burgard”

  1. Thomas Jones says:

    So sorry for your loss, my prayers go out to the Burgard family

  2. Murray and Pearl Patterson says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will remember Brad’s smile, he was always smiling. Sending our love and prayers.

  3. chris says:

    Wendy, Janet and family, Sorry for the loss of brad. Chris and Danielle wold

  4. Stephanie Radenz says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for your family.

  5. Brenda Easton says:

    Brad was always very kind to me, always greeting me with a smile. God bless his family through this difficult time, prayers always

  6. Julie Sullivan says:

    Prayers and thoughts to all Burgard family. So sorry for your loss.

  7. Cathy Speicher says:

    To all of the Burgad family, I wish to send my condolences and heartfelt sadness at the loss of your son-brother-father. I knew Brad when he attended Dakota High School with my son Randy Cartledge. Brad was always happy, smiling, and just a great kid. I occasionally ran into Brad after he married; he always would stop and chat. His presence will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. May he find peace and walk in the glory of God.

  8. The South Family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole Burgard family! Brad was a wonderful friend and a great chef. Our whole family loved him dearly. We thank God for what time we had him as a friend. He is now home again with God. His suffering is over. Rest in Piece Bard. Go with God!

  9. Robin Radebaugh says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss praying for your family

  10. Heather weik says:

    From all of the weik family we are so sorry for ur loss 🙁
    Prayers and hugs!

  11. Jeremy says:

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family.

  12. Lynette says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss. May you find consolation in the hope of being together again one day in perfect health and to never suffer this loss again.~ (Revelation 21:4) (Psalm 37:29)

  13. David and Patsy Madsen says:

    So sorry to read about Brad. The loss of a family member is always a trying time. Prayers and sympathy to all of you.

  14. Marney says:

    My thoughts are with you all. Brad was a teasing older brother when I basically lived part time at the Burgard house during high school. For that, I’m thankful.

    You’re such a wonderful family and Brad’s absence will be felt greatly. I wish you peace.

  15. Victor & Tina Schudar says:

    Sorry for your loss. The family will be in our prayers.

  16. Pam & Bill Svec says:

    Prayers for family and friends.

  17. Amaury Alonso says:

    I did not get the privilege to meet Brad but I would like to give my deepest condolences to his family and friends. It’s heartbreaking seeing a happy joy filled person as Brad pass away. However there is hope that once again we will see our lives ones like Brad on a peacefull earth (John 5:28&29). Till than we could hold on to that promise and cope with the pain an even like this cause. I hope the bible scripture and the brochure below will help bring comfort to your hearts.


  18. Connie Frederick says:

    now you can rest in peace and be pain free. You will be missed by so many, but now God has other work for you to do. Rest in Peace.

  19. Kevin Hanson & Karl Hanson says:

    Sorry to see you go, wish could of said good bye.

  20. Joe P. Murphy says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Brad was a very nice man. Give you kids a hug for me. Mr. Murphy

  21. Alison Schmidt(Berger office) says:

    So sorry Donita, Tiffany, Sophia and Carson. Brad was always so friendly and optimistic even when he wasn’t feeling good when he came to the school for one of you kiddos. It was obvious to us me that he loved you all very much and that he was very proud of you. Hugs and prayers for you all.

  22. Jeff Thompson (Ruthven Iowa) says:

    Sorry for the loss! Brad will truly be missed down here in Iowa!!

  23. Diane Hanson says:

    Dear Patty and family, We are so sorry to hear about Brad. Our sincere sympathy to you all. In friendship, Steve and Diane Hanson, Dolores Corley, Claudia Decker and Nancy Weber

  24. Bruce Eckre, Wahpeton says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Donita and your children….also with your mother Dorothy Mellem. So sorry to hear the sad news.

  25. Henry Burchill says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss.

  26. austin says:

    So sorry for for your loss

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