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Saturday, July 29, 2023
9:30 - 10:30am (Central time)
Saturday, July 29, 2023
Starts at 10:30am (Central time)
Bradley Raguse, age 61, of Wheaton, Minnesota passed away Friday, July 21, 2023 surrounded by family at his residence in Wheaton under hospice care following a six month battle with cancer.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Wheaton with Rev. Dan Gifford officiating. Organist will be Theresa Thiel with special music by Shannon McClernon.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time at the church.
Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Monson Township, rural Wheaton, Minnesota following lunch. Honorary urn bearers will be Bryan Weick, Luke Griffith, Jade Gehrke, Kip Norton, Craig Hauglie, Duane Stuehrenberg, Vance Wiertzema, Rodd Beyer, Jeff Krump, Dean Holtz, Jeff Taffe and Cory Ramsey.
Bradley Gene Raguse was born on July 18, 1962 in Breckenridge, MN to Lyle and Gloria (Vollrath) Raguse. He was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Taylor Township and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Monson Township, rural Wheaton, MN.
Brad graduated from Wheaton High School in 1980 and continued his education at North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, ND where he earned a degree in Farm Management in 1982.
On August 25, 1984 Brad married Darla Hauglie at United Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake, MN.
He grew up on the family farm sixteen miles north of Wheaton. Brad farmed all his life with his family and eventually moved onto the family farm where he took over the operation.
Brad loved to fish and hunt and enjoyed his trips with family and friends. He loved riding his Harley, and Darla and he went on many bike rides with friends including the Black Hills on their 25th Anniversary.
Brad also got interested in dirt bike racing with his son Ryan in 2007 and still raced as of last year.
He loved the farm life and taught his family everything from running machinery to running for parts.
Brad was involved with Sons of the American Legion, Taylor Township Board and was a Renk Seed dealer.
Brad is survived by his wife of thirty-eight years Darla of Wheaton; children Chris (Michele) Raguse of Mayville, ND; Ryan Raguse (Austin Foss) of Fargo, ND; and Erika (fiancé Zeb Willis) Raguse of West Fargo, ND: parents Lyle and Gloria Raguse of Wheaton; siblings Alan Raguse of Wheaton; Craig Raguse of Fergus Falls, MN; and Darcy (Suzie) Raguse of Aurora, CO; sister-in-law Rita Gehrke of Hoffman, MN; and brother-in-law DeLyle (Colleen) Hauglie of Richton, MS.
Brad was preceded in death by his grandparents Fred and Katherine Raguse and Elmer and Dorothy Vollrath.
Brad Raguse’s legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those he touched, leaving behind a trail of cherished memories and an enduring spirit. His dedication to the land, love for his family, and the joy he found in life’s simple pleasures serve, as an inspiration to us all.