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Garland "Gar" Ray Bradley, Jr.

March 1, 1954 — February 27, 2023

Red Wing

Garland Ray Bradley, Jr. 68, of Red Wing, died peacefully, Monday, February 27, 2023, at his son’s home in Welch, surrounded by his family. He was born March 1, 1954, in Burlington, Iowa, to Garland and Mary Jo Bradley.  Gar spent his life in Minnesota and worked as an auto mechanic.  He enjoyed racing cars, mud-bashing trucks, riding his motorcycle, watching Formula 1 Racing on Sundays, building models and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by 2 sons, Trevor (Danielle) Bradley of Hastings and Keenan (Noley) Bradley of Ellsworth; 3 grandchildren, Thor Bradley, Jr., Trevor Bradley, Jr. and Willow Faye Bradley and 2 brothers, Tim and Mark Bradley.  He was preceded in death by his son, Thor Bradley; his parents and siblings, Marla and Todd.

A visitation for Gar will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 1-4 p.m. at Prairie Island Community Center.  Arrangements handled by Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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Saturday, March 4, 2023

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Prairie Island Community Center

1158 Island Boulevard, Welch, MN 55089

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