Alvie Bradley, 70, of Douglas, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd at New Rockford.
Alvie was born on May 17, 1942, the son of Harry and Ellen (Petersen) Bradley in Ryder. In 1949 he moved with his family to the current farm, located near Rice Lake, where he attended school, later graduating from Minot High School in 1960.
He was united in marriage to Judith Weltikol on Jan. 18, 1964, at Saron Lutheran Church, rural Minot. They lived in Ryder for a few years and then they moved to farm by Rice Lake in 1968, where they raised Polled Hereford cattle. In 1967 Alvie and his brothers began building pole barns for area farmers in the Ryder, Parshall and Plaza areas. In 1972 he began working for Northstar Steel as a concrete worker, where he worked until he took over the family farm.
Alvie enjoyed the cattle and farming and was always there for a neighbor who was in need of help. He enjoyed his grandsons and nieces and nephews; he had so many stories of them and they made him laugh. He was a lifetime member of the Polled Hereford Association.
Those who shared in his life: Wife of 48 years, Judi, of Douglas; son, Tim Bradley of Minot; daughter, Sheila and Byron Lindbo, of Douglas; five grandsons, Tyler Bradley of Rice Lake, Stetson, Jackson, Benjamin and Joshua Lindbo, all of Douglas; brother, Lyle Bradley, Minot; sisters, Dorothy (Alfred) Walhood, Polson, Mont., and Marie (Richard) Bluhm, Granville; brother-in-law, Larry (Nanna) Welkitol, Flaxville, Mont.; sisters-in-law, Etta and "Tweet" Tvedt, Plaza, Dorothy Johnson, Minot, Sammy Williams, Petersburg, Va., and Sheila (Keith) Dawson, Allegan, Mich.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Alvie was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Vernie; sister-in-law, Cathy Bradley; nephew, Aaron Bluhm; and great-nephew, Colter Walhood.
Funeral: Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. at River of Life Church, Stanley.
Interment: Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Spring Valley Cemetery, Plaza.
Visitation: Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
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