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Bradley E. Kimball, 76, of Perham, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 at Perham Living.

Bradley was born Aug. 16, 1936 in Park Rapids, the son of Ben and Dora (Crane) Kimball.

Bradley was a logger most of his life until he became ill. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. He loved to spend time with his family, grandkids and pets.

Bradley had lived at Perham Living since 2003 where he made many friends and was even crowned King for Valentine's Day. Bradley never had to say he loved his family, they just knew it. His family has so many fond memories of such a wonderful man.

Surviving Bradley are his seven children, Robert Perdue of Brookings, S.D., Ron Lemon of Perham, Jay Lemon of Perham, Elizabeth Lemon (Gary) of Grantsburg, Wis., Brenda (Mike) Mertens of Perham, Renee Lemon (Gary Homer) of Perham and Kenneth Klier of Park Rapids; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Gloria Bestland of Winthrop Harbor, Ill., Jeannette (James) Peterson of Park Rapids, Susan (Marvin) Brown of Nevis, Debbie (Wesley) Conklin of Park Rapids and Kathy (Sam) Yliniemi of Park Rapids; brothers, Jerry Kimball of Park Rapids, Terry (Laurie) Kimball of Osage, Ben Kimball of Osage and Kelly (Michelle) Kimball of Park Rapids; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Bradley in death are his parents; his life partner, Marlene Lemon; son, Mike Lemon; granddaughter, Tessa Leffelman; sisters, Darlene Tyge and Jackie Kimball; brother, Larry Dean; two brothers-in-law, Ronald Bestland and Donald Tyge; and one sister-in-law, Donna Kimball.

Funeral service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 at Schoeneberger Funeral Home with Pastor Dick Jorgensen officiating.

Visitation: 1-2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at the Perham Living Chapel and also two hours prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.

Burial: Linnell Cemetery, Carsonville Township, rural Osage.

Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, is handling the arrangements. For online condolences, visit