bradleyvanbeek
Bradley Allen VanBeek, 56, loving husband and father, died peacefully February 15, 2014 at his home in Torrance surrounded by family. Brad was born March 20, 1957 in Hawthorne, CA to Clarence and Lorraine (Fish) VanBeek. He grew up and attended school in Strasburg, ND. On July 11, 1980, he married Jane Klein, daughter of Leonard and Delores (Dauenhauer) Klein in Bismarck, ND. Brad loved country music, Harleys, his backyard farm, friends and family. He is survived by his wife Jane; daughter Shannon; her fiancé Jared; granddaughter Kaitlyn; mother Lorraine; sister Rachelle; and brothers Rick and Gardell. He was preceded in death by his father Clarence; infant sister Debra; and brothers Randy and Mitch. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary on Sunday February 23, 2014 from 9:00am until 1:00pm. The service will begin at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Trinity Care Hospice, 5315 Torrance Blvd., Ste. B1, Torrance, CA 90513 in memory of Bradley VanBeek.

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  1. Condolences to my dear friend Shannon and her family for their loss.. Looking at the photos in the beautiful tribute video, you sure had a wonderful daddy. A good man who will be missed – but is not gone or forgotten.. 🙂 He can watch over you and your family from atop that mountain in the sky… 🙂 No tears today, celebrate his life and the fondest of memories… Much love, blessings and prayers to the VanBeek family from ours.

  2. Jane and Shannon, I am sure you already know how sad I am at the passing of Brad. I just wish fond memories of him for both of you and if ever you need anything, I am there.

  3. Jane, Wayne and I are so sorry to hear about your loss of Bradley, hoping the joyful memories will comfort you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Brad will be missed he was back home Strasburg ND I was best friends with Brother Randy I talk when he was he it was nice I live in westfield Randy buried here I now the family God Bless You All Jerry Schneider family

  5. Sorry to hear of Brads loss. I remember the back yard wedding in Bismarck ND. I used to go to school with Randy and Brad; we had a lot of good times together. Haven’t seen the rest of the family in a while. I’m still living in North Dakota where we get six months of harsh weather. Thinking of you guys.

  6. Jane & Shannon, I’m so very Sorry to hear about your Loss of Brad. He was a wonderful Man & will be watched over by God now & can be with his Dad & Brothers. Please hold on to your Memories of Him, & let them Guide You during this Time of Sadness. Thoughts & Prayers are with You & your Family. Lots of Love to you All. Love Susie & Billy Ternes If you need to talk Please call me I’m always here for you.

  7. My prayers are with you Jane and Shannon.Thinking about you. The video was so wonderful. Hang on to all those precious memories.
    See you back in ND sometime, was so nice seeing you last time you were here.
    Evelyn

  8. Jane and Shannon, never had a chance to meet the two of you, I went to school with Brad and have some great memories of him. We had a lot of fun and laughs and will always remember the red hair he had in high school. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and remember we will all meet again some day in the arms of the Great Lord Jesus. Stay strong and he will live in your hearts forever.

  9. I worked Brad at A&B Pizza in Bismarck ND back in the late 70\’s or early 80\’s. While I only knew him for a few years, I do have many memories of him. His was really proud of his red classic car, I believe it was an impala. He was PO when it didn\’t pass California emissions. I am sorry for your loss. Ross

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