On Wednesday, Aug. 20, Bradley (Brad) Evan Gustafson left this world unexpectedly to be with God and find peace.
Brad was born on his father’s birthday in Albuquerque, NM. He moved to Keizer from Springfield in 1973 and graduated from McNary High School in 1981.
Brad will be sadly missed for his big heart, quirkiness and unique sense of humor. He was an avid golfer who won the Oregon State Jr. Golf Championship in 1980 and worked at several of the local clubs.
Brad loved and played sports; he thoroughly enjoyed music; and also enjoyed his work as a landscaper and Christmas light specialist of which he took great pride. He was a giver and gave from the heart. His final gift was as a donor thus continuing to give life, while his was cut short far too soon.
Although in Brad’s later years of life he faced challenges, he will be remembered for his boyish personality and large, friendly presence.
He was preceded in death by many close friends from his peer group, whom he held dearly, remembered well and with much love.
Brad will also be remembered in similar sentiment.
He is survived by his mother, Marjorie A. Gustafson of Salem, sister Valerie L. Gustafson of Moorpark Calif., his niece Mychala T. Barnes and nephew Niki C. Barnes both of California.
A celebration of his big-hearted life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, which would have been Brad’s 51st birthday, at McNary Golf Club, on the back patio.
All whom knew Brad are welcome to attend and honor his life and fond memories.Print