Dec 01, 2023

Brad Lee (1959-2023)

Posted Dec 01, 2023 4:30 PM
Brad Lee
Brad Lee

Vincent Bradley "Brad" Lee, 64, of Glenrock, Wyoming passed Friday, November 3, 2023. He was the third son of Vincent and Patsy Lee of Elsie, Nebraska.

Brad was baptized into the Catholic Church and raised in Perkins County, Nebraska, in the farming community. He believed in hard work and appreciation for the land and animals. Brad was an active member in 4-H and a talented high school athlete.

He graduated from Elsie-Madrid High School in 1977 and NWKTC in 1979. Brad received a degree in Engineering and Drafting. During college, he met his faithful wife Ellen and they married June 30, 1979.

The newlyweds moved to Lexington, Nebraska, where they raised three children. Brad enjoyed gardening, loved dogs, and being involved with his children's extracurriculars including coaching, and as school board president. Brad had a 20+ year career at Orthman Manufacturing before beginning a decade-long business partnership with his brother Mike, building custom homes in Glenrock, Wyoming. He also enjoyed woodworking, attending rodeos, helping friends and family, and working cattle back on the Lee Brothers Farm in Elsie each spring.

An avid outdoorsman, Brad spent time hunting and fishing with his father, brothers, and nephews. What he really loved most was the chance to spend time with and spoil his grandkids, sharing his love of animals and the outdoors.

Tragically, Brad suffered a massive stroke in September 2011, which forever changed everything. The lingering effects of his traumatic brain injury ultimately lead to the steady deterioration in Brad's overall health and life.

Brad is survived by his wife, Ellen; father, Vincent; three children and their spouses, Casey and Tristan, Mitch and Ryan, and Tara; his three siblings, Dan, Mike, and Susie; five grandkids, Ada, Ruby, Bradley, Xavier, and Charlie; and many nieces and nephews.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be made in Brad's honor to your local 4-H, FFA, or other local youth organizations. Condolences may be shared at where the Mass will be streamed live.

A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, December 9, 2023, at 10:30 am at Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Grant with Father Bernard Lorenz as Celebrant. The Rosary will be recited at 9:30 am prior to Mass at the church.

Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant is in charge of arrangements.