Brad Kohls, age 51 of Buffalo Lake, Minnesota, formerly of Wheaton, MN, passed away due to complications from diabetes on September 23, 2020.
Visitation for Brad Kohls will be held Saturday, October 3, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Wheaton, MN.
Funeral services Brad Kohls will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at St. John Lutheran Church in Wheaton, MN, with Rev. Gerald Goetz officiating.
Interment will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, rural Wheaton. Pallbearers will be Jake Kohls, Ben Kohls, Sam Kohls, Brent Kohls, Jaxton Henning and Kelly Raguse. Honorary Pallbearers will be his co-workers at CRC.
Bradley Orval Kohls was born on September 19, 1969, in Danube, MN to Orval and Gayle Kohls. Brad was baptized at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Danube and confirmed at St John Lutheran Church in Wheaton, MN.
Brad graduated from Wheaton High School in 1988. He enjoyed playing football, basketball, and baseball which led him to try out for the Minnesota Twins! Brad attended Ridgewater College in Willmar, MN, and transferred to North Dakota State University graduating with an Ag-Economics degree in 1994.
Brad married Amy Terhaar in 1994 and together they had three sons. Brad lived for his boys: Jake, Ben and Sam. He loved traveling with them, going on great fishing trips, attending sporting events, going out to dinner and watching their brotherly shenanigans. He was incredibly proud of his boys. Brad admired Jake’s kindness and service to Americorps. He loved watching Ben and Sam’s football games and was looking forward to watching them play at the University of South Dakota.
Brad worked in the grain industry for many years. He most recently worked at Central Region Cooperative in Buffalo Lake, MN where he was the grain merchandising manager. He made many friends throughout his lifetime and had a great sense of humor and quick wit.
Brad is survived by his sons: Jake, Ben, and Sam Kohls of Sioux Falls, SD; parents: Orval and Gayle Kohls of Wheaton, MN; brother: Brent (Jennifer) Kohls of Mayville, ND; nieces: Jerica (Charlie) Lahlum of Glyndon, MN, Abigayle, Julia, and Lauren Kohls; nephew: Jaxton Henning of Valley City, ND; great niece: Jerzy Lahlum; great nephews: Ryatt and Barrett Lahlum; and special friend Margaret Liebl of Fairfax, MN.
Brad was preceded in death by his brother Barry Henning.
The Bainbridge Funeral Home of Wheaton, MN is in charge of arrangements.