March 20, 1957 ~ February 15, 2014
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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