Bradley A. Wilson, 33, of Reserve died Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
Bradley Allen Wilson was born May 10, 1986, in Spooner, the son of James Wilson Jr. and Sonya (Harrington) Sunderland. He attended St. Francis School and graduated from Hayward High School in 2005. Brad joined the United States Army right out of high school and graduated from basic training in Fort Knox, Kentucky, in 2005. While in the Army, he completed Air Bourne training, then served one tour of duty in Iraq. Afterwards, he was stationed in Alaska. After Brad completed his time in the service, he stayed in Alaska and worked at a fishery, then returned home to LCO in 2013. Brad graduated from the LCO College with a TRANS diploma in 2017, and most recently Brad worked for LCO Development.
Brad was an avid outdoorsman and loved being surrounded by nature. He enjoyed his solitude. The most important part of Brad’s life was his family. He was at his happiest when spending time with his son and his many nieces and nephews. Brad also enjoyed being on the pow wow trail, either drumming or dancing and was a flag-carrier.
There are many things Brad will be remembered for; his goofy sense of humor, his corny jokes and his love for everyone. He had a vivid imagination; this was illustrated by his ability to not take life too seriously and always have fun. Brad was observant and he approached people with his kind heart. He always seemed to have a permanent huge, beautiful smile and a laugh that filled the room.
He is survived by his son, who he loved beyond imagination, Micah; parents, Sonya (Kelly) Sunderland and James Wilson Jr.; brothers, Trevor “TJ” Wilson and Dusty Wilson; sisters, Patty Harrington, Charity (Joel) Valentin, Angelica Harrington and Veda Sunderland; grandparents, Carole “Bobo” Wilson, Patricia Isham, Wayne Jensen and Ken Harrington; and many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Brad was preceded in death by his brother, James “Jimbo” Wilson III; grandparents, Frank Chandler, Lillian Jensen and James Wilson Sr.; great-grandparents, George and Aurelia “Weya” Isham and Joe and Exilda “Aziga” Miller; uncle, Dale Wilson; aunt, Sheelah Weaver; niece, Makaria Anderson; and cousins, Gerald, Autumn, Mike and Erin Miller.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at St. Francis Solanus Indian Mission in Reserve, with Father Gregory Hopefl officiating and music provided by Sister Felissa Zander. Burial was be in St. Francis Cemetery. Military Honors were accorded by LCO AmVets Post 1998. Visitation began at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Pineview Funeral Service in Hayward.
Honorary casket bearers were Trey DeBrot, Mikey DeNasha, Buddy Hall, Seth Harrington, Jerry Martin, Joe Miller, Randy Miller, Ray Two Bulls, Aiden Valentin, Gavin Valentin, Joel Valentin, Jacob Weaver, Cody Wilson, Derek Wilson, James Wilson and River Wilson.
Casket bearers were Joey Chandler-May, Dale DeNasha, Zach Dick, James Martin, Joshua Martin, Julian Martin, John Quagon and Jason Weaver.
Online condolences may be shared at pineviewfuneralservice.com.