Bradley Ray Lear
March 29, 1931 – February 8, 2020
Bradley Ray Lear of Western Comfort Apartments, Sioux Falls, SD, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020, of a sudden medical illness.
The deceased requested no Funeral Services.
Brad was born March 29, 1931, at Springview, NE to Quentin and Bernadean (Riley) Lear. He grew up on the family ranch. He graduated from Springview High School. He was Valedictorian in his class. He married Shirley Lund on August 12, 1954, in Casetta, GA.
He earned his Doctorate of Education at the University of Nebraska and taught Education at the University of Huron, and the University of Sioux Falls. Brad retired in the military. He served during the Korean War.
Survivors include two children: Tim Lear, (special friend Dawn Bain), Sioux Falls, and Sue Lear, Redding CA. He is also survived by his brother Delbert (Jan) Lear, Kearney, NE; his sister Bonnie (Pat) Murphy, NE; brother-in-law, Larry (Yvonne) Lund, Damascas, VA; his sister-in-law, Barb (James) Anstine, Walhalla, SC; his brother-in-law Rich (Dava) Lund, Sioux Falls; many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and cousins including Beverly Graber, Sioux Falls; and a host of other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Lund, his parents and grandparents.
Brad was friendly, outgoing, fun, had a great sense of humor, and loved life. He was reflective and an avid reader as well. He touched the lives of family and friends. Brad will be missed by everyone who met him.