Bradley L. Kusel age 79 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Memorial Services will be on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hartington with the Rev. Amanda Talley officiating. Burial of his cremated remains will be at Lawn Ridge Cemetery in Coleridge with military rites by the Hartington VFW Post #5283 and the Hartington American Legion Post #4. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5-7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.
Bradley Louis Kusel was born on August 1, 1938 in Bloomfield, NE to Louis and Clara (Brummer) Kusel. He grew up in Bloomfield, Nebraska. He served in the U.S. Airforce from September 12, 1955 until March 2, 1959 where he worked as a plane mechanic and welder serving in France. After his discharge, Brad managed the Fireside Lounge in Norfolk. He also farmed and milked cows. Brad married Nancy Lee (Dirks) Hines on April 8, 1983. They moved into Hartington in 1990 because of Brad's health condition. In Brad's later years he worked for HTI and worked for Larry Domina hauling grain and doing field work. He also milked for Orville & John Steffen. Brad had been a resident of the Norfolk Veterans Home since 6/29/2016.
Brad belonged to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hartington. He was a member of the Hartington American Legion Post #4. Brad loved to visit and was a jokester. You could frequently see him walking his dog around town.
Brad is survived by his wife, Nancy of Hartington; three children Brad Kusel Jr. of Scottsbluff, NE, Jarae Kusel and husband Mike Szydlowskie of Summerville, SC, and Craig Kusel of Santa Clara, CA; four grandchildren Megan Ward, Rachel Smith, Elijah Kusel, and Harrison Kusel; three great grandchildren Gavin Aber, Rose Aber, & Brody Ward; step-children Paul & Marlys Hines of Hartington, John & Linda Hines of Pamona, CA; step grandchildren Tessa (Bryce) Grutsch of Hartington, Zachary (Kara) Lippert of Hartington, Adam (Cynthia) Hines of Mitchell, SD, Tirsha (Mike) Batman-Altes of Coffeyville, KS; Joshua (Gina) Hines of Anaheim Hills, CA; Trenton Hines of Coffeeville, KS; 8 great step-grandchildren; sister Norma Jean Buschelman of Omaha; brother Hank (Ruth) Kusel of Riverton, WY; a sister-in-law Eileen Kusel of Hartington.
Brad was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jim and Larry Kusel; brother-in-law Richard Buschelman.
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So very sorry for your loss. May God Bless you and comfort you.
Sympathy & Prayers to the KUSEL family. May he rest in peace. Amen.
Nancy I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked at the VFW Club in Hartington with Brad. He was a fine man, fun to be around. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Very sorry to hear of Brads passing. He was a great guy and a friend. I have known him since the early 60's. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Kathy & Terry Janssen, Ft. Myers, Fl
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