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Russell Braddock

September 10, 2019

Memorial Service - Saturday

September 14, 2019
- 10:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Russell Braddock

September 10, 2019


Russell Eugene Braddock, 64 of West Fargo, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, September 10, at a Fargo hospital.

He was born August 18, 1955, to Dale and Ruby Ann (Oase) Braddock in Williston, North Dakota. He grew up in Reeder, North Dakota, graduating from Reeder High School in 1973. He attended the University of North Dakota and Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology. He spent the majority of his career working in the aviation industry. His career took him from the Dakotas to California, Arizona, and Texas.

He married Nola Schick on December 23, 1977, and they had two children together. They later divorced and supported their children together, eventually welcoming five grandchildren.

In his spare time, Russell enjoyed the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, shooting, and most of all riding his Harley. Russell loved to travel and experience new places and foods. During his time living in the southwest he developed a keen ability to sniff out a good Mexican restaurant. At home in North Dakota he enjoyed all manner of sausages and jerky. In December 2009 Russell moved to Fargo and began a career at Fargo Jet Center. Shortly after relocating to Fargo he met Kim Grindberg and a romance was born. Russell and Kim became engaged and bought a house together where they lived happily until his passing. He and Kim would often spend weekends riding throughout the local countryside, sharing time with friends and family, puttering around the yard, and cheering the Bison and Vikings. Russ was known by his family and friends to be a generous and kind man. Quick to laugh and share a joke, Russ enjoyed the company of others and often called far away relatives and acquaintances to stay in touch.

Russell is survived by his sister Norma Braddock of Bismarck, daughter Shonda of Fargo, son Christopher (Amy) of Fargo, two granddaughters Courtney and Taylor Schiwal of Brentwood, New Hampshire, three grandsons Connor, Owen, and Finnegan of Fargo, and fiancé Kim Grindberg of West Fargo. Also many cousins, nieces, nephews, and close friends. Russell was preceded in death by his parents Dale and Ruby Ann, brother Keith Braddock, and several aunts and uncles. Services will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, September 14 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo.


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13 responses to “Russell Braddock”

  1. Cheryl Ochsner and Amanda Garcia says:

    I am so sorry for your loss my prays are with you and your family god bless

  2. Scott Sims says:

    Russ hired me back in 2004 at Med Trans and I truly enjoyed working for him. He reached out a few years ago and I very much enjoyed speaking with him. I am sorry for all of your loss as he was always speaking about his family.

  3. Dedee Petz says:

    God be with you in your grieving and bring you much comfort in all your loving memories.
    My thoughts are with you and my prayer is for you, Chris, Amy and boys.

  4. Todd and Audra Case says:

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May the love and shared memories of your dad bring comfort during this difficult.

  5. Linda Fairbairn says:

    Wishing you courage and strength and love
    To help you through this loss. Russ will be remembered for his kindness and generosity and
    For being a true friend

  6. Don Savage says:

    Russ was a GREAT Director of Maintenance for Med Trans Corp when we were small and just starting to make our mark in the EMS helicopter world. He was responsible for our early success and the reason we were poised to grow to the largest aeromedical provider in the world 20 years later. You will be missed my friend.

  7. paulette link says:

    so sorry kim hang in there

  8. Tim Anderson says:

    I worked for a number of years with Russ. My condolences to the family. Rest in Peace Russell.

  9. Barb Murray says:

    Remember all of the great, memories and times you spent with Russ. He was a kind,caring,man and we will miss him. Prayers to you all ,and may you find Peace. Barb and Keith Murray

  10. Kari Berger says:

    To Kim and Family,
    My heart goes out to you all. Russ was a wonderful man. I pray for you all the direction and guidance you may need, and the willingness to accept the sincere support when and as you want it. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Kari B

  11. Peggy Jaberg says:

    May the love of all around you bring strength & consolation. Sending sympathy & prayer at this time of your loss. In life “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

  12. Gail Nemeth says:

    Am so sorry for your loss. I am filled with Goog memories of Russ and Kim. May your memories comfort you.

  13. Scott Stilling says:

    My condolences to the friends and family of Russ. I worked with him for several years in Dallas, and always enjoyed being around him.

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