June 12, 2016
- 7:00 PM
June 12, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
June 13, 2016
- 10:00 AM
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.