Bradley E. Kimball age 76 of Perham, MN died on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Perham Living. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2013 beginning at 11:00 AM at Schoeneberger Funeral Home with Pastor Dick Jorgensen officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 9, 2013 from 1:00-2:00 PM at the Perham Living Chapel and also from 9:00-11:00 AM on Saturday at the funeral home prior to the funeral service. Burial will be held at the Linnell Cemetery, Carsonville Township, rural Osage, MN.
Bradley was born on August 16, 1936 in Park Rapids, MN the son of Ben and Dora (Crane) Kimball. Bradley was a logger most of his life until he became ill. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. He loved to spend time with his family, grandkids and pets. Bradley had lived at Perham Living since 2003 where he made many friends and was even crowned King for Valentine's Day. Bradley never had to say he loved his family, they just knew it. His family has so many fond memories of such a wonderful man.
Preceding Bradley in death are his parents; his life partner, Marlene Lemon; son, Mike Lemon; granddaughter, Tessa Leffelman; sisters, Darlene Tyge and Jackie Kimball; brother, LarryDean; two brothers-in-law, Ronald Bestland and Donald Tyge; and one sister-in-law, Donna Kimball.
Surviving Bradley are his seven children, Robert Perdue of Brookings, SD, Ron Lemon of Perham, MN, Jay Lemon of Perham, MN, Elizabeth Lemon (Steve) of Grantsburg, WI, Brenda (Mike) Mertens of Perham, MN, Renee Lemon (Gary Homer) of Perham, MN and Kenneth Klier of Park Rapids, MN; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; his sisters, Gloria Bestland of Winthrop Harbor, IL, Jeannette (James) Peterson of Park Rapids, MN, Susan (Marvin) Brown of Nevis, MN, Debbie (Wesley) Conklin of Park Rapids, MN, and Kathy (Sam) Yliniemi of Park Rapids, MN; his brothers, Jerry Kimball of Park Rapids, MN, Terry (Laurie) Kimball of Osage, MN, Ben Kimball of Osage, MN, and Kelly (Michelle) Kimball of Park Rapids, MN; along with numerous nieces and nephews.