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Brad Burke, 62, of Cozad, Nebraska, formerly of Brady, passed away peacefully with his loved ones by his side on February 25, 2023 at Bryan East in Lincoln, NE.
Brad worked with his father running their own business in Brady until his dad’s death. Then for over 20 years he worked in school maintenance.
Brad was a simple man who although left us too soon, lived a fulfilling life and will be remembered by many people in so many ways. Brad kept his faith in the Lord through all of life’s celebrations and hardships. He enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids any chance he was given. The best times of his life were being a part of his childrens’ sports and other activities. He loved to go fishing and couldn’t wait for hunting season to begin. Brad’s favorite time of the year was spring because he could get his hands back in the dirt and start landscaping. During his many times of rehabilitation and healing, he remained positive, faithful and had no trouble finding hobbies that expressed his creativity. Brad had unmeasurable skills and talents but he enjoyed painting, drawing, and craftsmanship the most.
Many would say he was one of the hardest workers they knew and would give the shirt on his back to anyone that needed it. You never heard Brad complain about anything, no matter how difficult or painful. He was the guy you called when you needed help with a project or something needed fixed. If you didn’t have a project, he would find one for you. Brad may have been a man of few words but he was the best listener when you needed to talk, not to mention he gave some of the best hugs. He had a way of making you smile regardless of how upset or sad you were. A friend to all ages - it didn’t matter who you were, he never met a stranger. Brad touched the lives of so many and left a legacy of genuine love and kindness that he would want the rest of us to carry on in the world.
He is survived by his best friend and lifelong partner Sandy Burke of Cozad, NE; sons Keifer Burke of Brady, NE and Sawyer Burke of Cozad, NE; daughter Maggie Burke of Omaha, NE; grandson Theron Burke; granddaughter Charli Burke; brothers Tim (Julia) Burke of Doniphan, NE, Dave (Valerie) Burke of Brady, NE; sister Connie (Harry) Stienike of Brady, NE; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will have a celebration of life at a later date. Memorials may be given to family at the following address and will go towards the youth of Brady, specifics will be announced at the celebration of life.
Brad Burke Family Memorial
1608 Little Sioux Lane
Cozad, NE 69130
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