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Howard Joseph Bradsteen

September 29, 1962 - March 13, 2013


9-10:00 A.M. Monday, March 18, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

10:00 A.M. Monday, March 18, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.


Holy Cross North Cemetery, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Howard Joseph Bradsteen

September 29, 1962 - March 13, 2013


Howard J. Bradsteen, 50, Fargo formerly of Cottage Grove, MN passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 13 at his home in Fargo.

Howard was born September 29, 1962 in Duluth, MN to Howard and Darlene (Baumgardner) Bradsteen. He grew up in Fargo before moving to the Twin Cities, graduating from Park High School in Cottage Grove, MN in 1981. After graudation, he worked for Coca Cola before joining the Post Office. He worked there for 21 years as a Postal Clerk.

He is survived by his wife Susan; children, Kristeen and Randy, parents; Howard and Darlene, sisters; Pam (Jack) Malluege, Brenda (Mitchell) Ingvalsen and numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Cousins.


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  1. Carrie Corliss says:

    I just learned about Howie’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. Lifting you all up in my prayers.

  2. Pinski's says:

    Cottage Grove MN
    Randy- we are sorry for you and your entire family on the loss of your dad.
    Please come stay with us again…I hope you are doing good.

    Tim, Sandy & Tony

  3. gerald ellis says:

    Inver Grove Heights mnTo Randy and Kristeen Bradsteen, I just learned that your father has passed away, please accept my deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Your father was much too you young to be taken from you!

    MSgt Gerry Ellis (USAF, Ret)
    AFJROTC Instructor, Park H.S.

  4. Buzz Bauer says:

    Cottage Grove MN
    May you rest in peace my friend.

  5. Melvin and MaySchramm says:

    Carrington ND
    We want to express our sympathy to the family. We are sorry we were unable to attend the funeral as the weathermade it impossible. We would have liked to visit and see the family.
    May all the happy memories you have of Howie give you peace in this time of great loss.

  6. Darlene Bradsteen says:

    perham mnTo all who have shared their thoughts and feelings about Howie, we thank you all. His family will surely miss him and it is comforting to know he was a great part of your life.

  7. Dave busch says:

    Roberts On behalf of the Busch family our prayers are with you. Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family and friends.

  8. Julie (VanBerkom) Curt says:

    Bradsteen Family,
    I am deeply sorry for your loss. I had lost touch over the many years since high school. Howie was always kind hearted, a great friend to many and lucky to have a wonderful caring family.

  9. Dale and Cindy Savageau says:

    Prior Lake Mn.Howie will certainly be missed. We want the family to know we are thinking about them. Our hearts are breaking for you. We know he’s in good hands.

    Dale and Cindy Savageau
    and Mike

  10. Susan Wold says:

    Watford City, ND
    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Bradsteen clan. The distance and weather make it impossible to be there in person, but I wish to express my sympathy to each of you.

  11. Kathy Savageau says:

    AppleValley WE Will Miss YOU.. You will always be in our hearts and thought of.. Love: Kathy&Roger Savageau

  12. Kathy Savageau says:

    Apple-Valley Mn. We will miss you and will Love you always…………………Love Kathy&Roger Savageau

  13. Carol L. Macaulay says:

    Webster WIMy prayers are with Howie’s family. I remember Howie from our days in Cottage Grove. He was a teammate of my boys Dan and Brian and also a neighbor. I am saddened by the way too early passing of a wonderful young man. Rest in peace Howie.

  14. Teresa Forseth says:

    Hillsboro North Dakota
    Our sympathy to the Bradsteen family. We are thinking of you.

  15. Kathy Faber says:

    St Paul MN
    Darlene and Howard,

    I am very sorry to hear about son. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Ted Pask says:

    Coon Rapids MN
    Our thoughts and prayers to the Howie’s family. Both my wife and I worked with Howie at the St. Paul location. He was a great guy and will be missed!

  17. Paul and Shelia Paulsen says:

    Cottage Grove Minnesota
    We were sorry to hear that Howie had died. Our sympathy and prayers to you and your family.
    Paul and Shelia Paulsen
    Cottage Grove Minnesota

  18. Kelly (Peterson Grobe) Gomez says:

    Brenda, Darlene, Howard, Pam, and family –

    I’m saddened to hear Howie passed away and convey my deepest sympathy and prayers to all your family.

  19. Jim and Mary Lind says:

    St. Paul MN
    Howard and Darlene, Even though we never knew Howie, we feel deep sympathy for your loss. It’s been a long time since we bowled on Friday nites.
    Our prayers are with your family.
    Jim and Mary Lind

  20. Jean Westerberg says:

    Prescott WIHoward and Darlene,
    I’m so sorry to hear the news of your son. May God comfort you, your daughter-in-law and grandkids during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  21. Mike Chatterton says:

    Albertville MN
    Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. As a young kid, Howie was my football mentor. I called him “the bull” and he called me “Beep Beep”. I will miss you Howie.

  22. Jeff Rosemark says:

    Cottage Grove MnMy prayers are with all of Howie’s family and friends. He was like a brother to me and I will miss him always.

  23. Yvonne Belden says:

    Floodwood MN
    I just heard about Howard’s passing. I am so sorry for all of the family. Our deepest sympathies. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult and sad time.

    Love, Yvonne and John Belden, Christopher and Joshua

  24. john sanxter says:

    cottage grove mn.i wish to express my regret for your loss, and my condolences to your family. he was a good friend and neighbor, always willing to help you out. RIP my friend. God bless you and your family.

  25. keith webb says:

    cottage grove mnTo my team mate my friend my neighbor you and I have been through thick and thin together theres not enough room for me to tell you how much I will miss you more than words could ever tell my condolences to the Bradsteen family I am sorry for your loss and will keep you all in my heart Sincerely Keith Webb

  26. ReNee (Nay Nay) Walsh says:

    St. Paul MN
    I think I am still in shock, I don’t know what to say…..Yep, ReNee is actually speechless. My sympathy to the family.

    Probably not gonna make it to Fargo for funeral. Not sure if my truck can handle driving that much distance all at one time. LOL We all know how how reliable “big blue” is!

    Shut up Howie!! I know what your gonna say..even when your not here 🙂

    KRISTI, i am here for you when you need to talk. Call me, I still have the same #
    (The # i have for you must b an old #)

  27. dennis sweningson says:

    cottage grove mnmr and mrs bradsteen, pam and brenda. i am so sorry to hear about howie. he was a great person, we had many great times growing up together i will never forget any of them. you are in my thoughts and prayers as well as my families.

  28. Linda Clark says:

    Las Vegas NevadaI will miss you Howie. You gave my sister 2 wonderful children that I love very much and gave my sister a good life. Until we meat again Howie may god be with you. Sincere sympathy for my sister Susan and his 2 children Kristy and Randy. Also to the rest of Howie’s family. You were a good brother in law God Bless all of you in this time of sorrow

  29. Kristeen Lorraine Bradsteen says:

    Cottage Grove MN
    Thank you every One … your comments mean the world to me… To my father you were so smart and taught me so much you are my HERO my IDOL my everything i dedicate my life to hear on out to make you proud and i swear that my first born son will be named after you there will not be one day that goes by that i dont think about you i still need you and i know that you will be watching out after me i wish i could talk to you one last time there was so much that was left unsaid i just hope you are happy now all though i will never fully be happy again with you gone

  30. Deborah Wagner Savageau says:

    northfield Mn. Peace and Joy are yours now….. Love You.

  31. Kelly (Jungk) Jacobson says:

    Fort Atkinson WIHowie and I were friends from high school…I haven’t seen him in years and I am very sad to hear of his passing. My heart goes out to his wife and kids.

  32. Mitch Ingvalsen & Family says:

    Cottage Grove MN

    We are so blessed to have you as a brother. There is absolutely no one I know that was as generous as you. You ALWAYS were willing to give. To your parents, your sisters, your nieces, your brother-in-laws, your cousins, and most of all your friends.
    Every family gathering was truly a wonderful event. You could never get there on time but when you did finally arrive you always were able to do what you were so good at, making people laugh and love you.
    You will be missed more than you will ever know and we will love you till our own hearts stop beating.
    I pray by the grace of God we will be able to see one another again.
    Till that day…we will be loving and missing you.
    Mitch Ingvalsen and Family

  33. SARAH GANGI says:


  34. Delbert as in Duane Donal Leshovsky says:

    St Paul Park Minnesota
    Oh Howie my Man…I will miss everything that you brought to me and to a whloe lot of people that you have touched in so many ways, no one can really ever count…..My heart goes out to you Kristy and I will be there for you always..Plus I want give my deepest sympathy to all his family…What a Great Man he was and always will be…Love you Howie


    Howie, You will be missed until we meet again. RIP buddy 🙁

    Kristy and the rest of the Bradsteen family, I am shocked to hear this sad news. I cannot imagine what you’re going through. If you need anything, let me know. I’m here for ya. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  36. Kim Miller Barnhart says:

    Woodbury Minnesota
    Sorry for the loss of Howie to all of the Bradsteen family. From all the Barnharts.

  37. Robert Anfinson says:

    Cottage Grove Mn.RIP.Howie. You always be missed RIP.my friend!

  38. Doug Ramin says:

    Maplewood MN
    To the entire Bradsteen Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Howie. Though I have not been in touch for many years I wanted to send you all thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May God bless and keep you all. I will always remember Howie growing up with a lot of great memories. Rest in peace my friend.

  39. naomi zamora[knutson] says:

    st paul park mnsorry to hear about Howey, our prayers are with your family.May God comfort you at this time.

  40. Jolene Black says:

    Hastings mn.I will always laugh when i hear that almond joy song.. Thanks for singing it with me that day HOWIE you made me laugh so hard i cried. You will be deeply missed by so many……. JOLENE BLACK

  41. Jolene Black says:

    Hastings mn.Truly saddened.We are all gods children. So thank you for borrowing him to us as you did..I know he is needed above. Til we meet again HOWIE… “GOD BLESS”

  42. Renee Burke Thorpe says:

    I knew Howie from High School, Great Guy, My Thoughts and Prayers to Howie’s Family and Friends. R.I.P.

  43. George Obitz says:

    Ca.Sorry for your loss he was a great man.

  44. Samuel Vassar says:

    St.Paul Park Rest in peace man. you were a good man with a great heart. we had some good times.

  45. Becky Dolan says:

    Chisago City MN
    Howard, Darlene, Brenda, Pam and family: we are so shocked and sad. Our words feel useless, but know that we are praying for you to find peace. God bless.
    Love you.

  46. lisa halvorson says:

    st. paul park mnWe will miss your happy snile.

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