8/02/2011: Thor C. Bradley Sr., 26Thor Christopher Bradley Sr., 26, Red Wing, died Sunday, July 31, at his residence.
Thor Christopher Bradley Sr., 26, Red Wing, died Sunday, July 31, at his residence.
He was born May 18, 1985, in Robbinsdale, Minn., the son of Garland Bradley Jr. and Charlene Roach. He grew up in North Minneapolis. The family moved to Hastings when he was 8 years old, and he attended schools there. He was a ski and snowboard instructor at Afton Alps for 5 years.
He enjoyed skiing, snowboarding, motorcycle racing, and enjoyed being a fashionista. He touched many lives with his infectious smile, laugh and love.
Survivors include his son, Thor Christopher Bradley Jr.; his mother, Shelley Roach of Hastings; his father, Garland Bradley Jr. of Goodhue; one brother, Trevor (Jaci Nygaard) Bradley of Hastings; his half-brother, Keenan Bradley of Goodhue; his significant other, Mikke Papes of Hastings; his maternal grandparents, Darlene Campbell Roach of Prairie Island and Charles Roach Sr. of Mille Lacs; many close relatives and friends.
Visitation will begin after 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, until 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Prairie Island Community Center. The funeral service will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Community Center, with Larry Smallwood and Syngen Kanassataga officiating. Burial will be in the Church of the Messiah Cemetery.
Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, is handling arrangements, www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.