Bradley John Gaustad, 45, passed away Friday, October 30, 2020 at his residence in Eyota.
Brad was born on April 29, 1975 to Verdale (Gus) and Marcia (Hayden) Gaustad. Brad attended Rochester Public Schools and graduated from Mayo High School in 1993. After high school, he attended RCTC and graduated with a 2-year degree in carpentry. Brad worked for many years at Andy's Liquor, Schott Distributing, Farr Distributing of Waterloo, and most recently at Superior Mechanical.
Brad married Bridgette Keller in April of 2002 and together they had one son, Evan. They were later divorced.
Brad enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and attending sporting events of Evan's and his nephews. Brad was a loyal friend to everyone he met, a hard worker, and always willing to extend a helping hand. He will be missed by many.
Brad is survived by his parents; son, Evan (at home); sisters, Jana (John) Beckman of Houston, MN, Lisa (Matt) O'Brien of Rochester, and sister-in-law, Tami (Tim) Boldt of Houston, MN; nieces and nephews, Tanner and Trisha Johnson of Houston, MN, Janell (Aaron) Auger of Houston, MN, Jacob and Caleb Johnson of Rochester, Erin and Sean O'Brien, and great-nephew Case Johnson. He is preceded in death by his brother, Van Johnson; maternal grandparents, Byron and June Hayden; paternal grandparents, Otis and Rudy Gaustad; aunts and uncles, Donald and Myra Gaustad and Elmo and Avis Wojahn.
A memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901. The service will be live streamed on Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes Facebook page at the time of the service. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. one-hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Gaustad family; to share a special memory or condolence please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
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Gus and all of Brad's family ... condolences on the passing of Brad. I was shocked to hear this was 4 months ago. I'll always remember him as a great guy to be around and an extremely hard worker at FedEx. He was just one of those guys you gravitated towards when you needed something done right.
Gus, Marcia, Lisa and the rest of Bradley’s family...there are no words for how our hearts ache for all of you at this very sad time. We pray for peace for all of you. Embrace your memories, they will be with you forever. Brad continues to live in all of you. He was an amazing man and we are blessed to have known him. Hugs to all! Love Tom and Chris Marlborough and family.
My condolences to Brad's family. Brad was always very friendly, quick to laugh and fun to be around. I hadn't seen Brad in a while, but I will always remember the good times we had in high school and our young adult years. Rest in peace, Brad.
You have my deepest sympathy for the death of Bradley!
Mercedes & Sam Benson
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