Brad Hermsen, 56

obit-Brad-Hermsen-1Brad Hermsen  passed away  Jan.17, 2013.
A memorial gathering to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Visitation with the family will be at 1 p.m. and the service will begin at 2 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Randall, with Pastor Jarrol Cole officiating.  All who knew and loved Brad are invited to attend and share memories of him.
Brad was born Aug. 23, 1956, in Minneapolis, to Bernard and Loyce Hermsen.  He lived in Minneapolis before moving to Randall  in 1966. Brad graduated from Little Falls Community High School, where he was a member of the track team, baseball team and was #23 on the Flyers football team.  Brad was awarded a football scholarship to North Dakota State University and majored in architecture.  Brad went on to have a successful career as an airbrush artist, working in many states across the country. Brad had many passions including, design, building, hunting, gardening and was famous for his ongoing trips to the boundary waters.
His father, Bernard, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his sons, Brandon Hermsen of Minneapolis and Brice Hermsen of Minneapolis; his mother, Loyce Moss of Daniel Island, S,C,; his sister, Camille Hermsen of Daniel Island and his significant other, Sheryl Skully of Edina.
Heartfelt appreciation and thanks to Brad’s many friends, Park-Nicolette Methodist Hospital and to the Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center who all supported Brad and brightened his journey through his battle with cancer over the last nine months.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Brad’s honor to Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center Foundation, 6500 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55426.

Brenny Funeral Chapel