Brad was born Feb. 1, 1958 in Grafton, ND to the late Norma(Morgan) and Wesley Sather of rural Grafton. He joined a sister who was 4 years older making the family complete. Brad grew up in rural Walsh county on the family farm where he loved to spend time out doors, searching for arrowheads, hunting with his metal detector, riding bike, ice skating on the Park River and just horsing around outside with family and friends. He was born into a family of fishermen and women and took on the sport with gusto. A hobby he was able to share and pass on to his 4 nephews, all of whom share that passion thanks to him.
Brad was a warm and kind soul who loved to visit with family and friends and always had time to listen. He had an infectious laugh and sense of humor and was always quick to share a joke with those around him. In 1996 Brad was involved in a tragic accident that would change the course of his life. He fell from a scaffolding and shattered his skull. He miraculously survived and eventually thrived though life was never quit the same. He still loved the outdoors, loved fishing, loved family, but it was now more complicated. HIs father was always by his side, they were a duo and loved attending auction sales, where they could spend hours visiting with others and competing to see who would be the ‘winner’.
Wesley passed in 2009 and with that life changed again. Brad left the farm he had always loved and lived on and found a new home in St. Thomas, ND. He continued at his job at Marvin Windows , a position he held for 22 years and was always happy to go to work. Holidays would be celebrated in Enderlin with sister Barb and her four boys and family. A time he always enjoyed and got a kick out of. In Dec. of 2019 Norma passed away and with that another sad loss for Brad, but once again he would continue on with his life and show up.
He was generous with his time and talents. He’d pull over for anyone stopped by the road to see if they needed help, he would definitely chat for a while and soon had a new friend. If there would be someone in the check out at the grocery store that didn’t have enough money to pay for their items he would chip in and make it work. He felt fortunate to be able to help and make someone smile and he would always always smile right back.
Brad is survived by his sister Barbara Simons, brother in law Calvin Anderson, Enderlin, ND, nephews Staecy (Mekayla) Simons, Minneapolis, Mn, Bleu Simons, Enderlin, ND, Dustin (Becky) Simons, East Helena, Mt, Sidney Ben Simons (Katie) Fargo, ND, Aunt Carol Sather, Florida. He is also survived by several great nieces and nephews, cousins: Jackie Thompson, John Morgan, Ray Morgan, Wynne Morgan, Jan Morgan Kuhns, Donnette Numedahl, Tom Numedahl, Wayne Sather, Lynn Kauppi, Roger Sather, Sheri Sue Sather and Christ Odden. Brad enjoyed the special friendship of Kim Tweten and coffee times with Fran Sather, both women brought a brightness to his daily routine along with all the employees he befriended at Marvin Windows over the 22 years he was employed there. A celebration of his life will be held this summer in Grafton. Date and time to be determined.