Bradley Diller

August 23, 1965 — April 14, 2020

Bradley Diller

Bradley Scott Diller age 54, passed away unexpectedly on April 14th, 2020. Brad was born August 23rd, 1965, the third child of Teddy and Judy Diller, in Omaha, Ne. He grew up in Sioux City, IA. He attended high school in Arkon, IA where he lettered in football. In 1994, Brad married Rebecca Jeffords in Sioux Falls, SD. They raised their three children, Mitchell, Madison and Maxwell at their longtime residence in White Bear Lake. Brad was preceded in death by Rebecca, who passed away in August of 2017 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Brad was an enthusiastic collector of all thing’s motorcycles, musical instruments and historical artifacts. He had a keen eye for items that he felt had either a future monetary value or that his family and friends might enjoy and cherish. Perhaps one of Brad’s favorite things to do for the past 12 years, was to gather his family and friends together each fall for his annual car show. Held in his own front yard, it attracted dozens of cars, motorcycles and outboard motor enthusiast. There he held court amongst his many friends, admiring the classic beauty of by gone eras while making sure that everyone left with a full belly, some small gifts and a smile on their faces. As always, Brads favorite part of the day, was the burnout sessions lead by brad and displayed by many of those who attended. The roar of the motors, the squeal of bias-ply tires on the asphalt and the smell of burning rubber brought forth an amazing spirit of comradery and genuine friendship to all those who attended. Brad had an undying love for old country music, western novels, John Wayne and of course, telling stories, some perhaps a bit truer than others. Brad took great pride in his family and community and was always someone who could be counted on through good and bad times. Need a shirt, here you go. Short 20 dollars, here you go. Need help with an old motorcycle, here you go. Never did he request anything in return, other than friendship. Brad leaves behind his siblings, Kim Wallin, Brian Diller and Natalie Boerger, his mother Judy Diller. His beloved children, Mitchell, Madison and Maxwell, his beautiful granddaughter Faylen, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousin and countless friends. Even during this difficult time of “social distancing”, Brad found a way to connect with all those who meant so much to him. To Brad, life may have been challenging at times, but nothing was ever considered impossible by him. Brad’s spirit will live on through his children, family and all those whose lives he touched in so many joyous ways. Since Brad was such a social person, we feel that it wouldn’t be just that everyone cannot get together and celebrate his life. Down the road and once this distancing is over, The family will let everyone know when there will be a celebration of life.
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