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Bradford "Brad" Bisgard

September 21, 1925 — April 21, 2020

Brad Bisgard, 94, of Watertown, SD, formerly of Webster, SD passed away on April 21, 2020 at Edgewood Memory Care in Watertown, SD. Private family graveside services will be live streamed 10:30 A.M. Saturday May 2, 2020 on Fiksdal Funeral Service Facebook page. Memorial may be made to Prairie Lakes Hospice 401 9th Ave NW Watertown, SD 57201 or Edgewood Memory Care 420 9th St. SE Watertown, SD 57201 Bradford Darrell Bisgard was born on September 21, 1925 to Elmer and Betsie (Larson) Bisgard in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith and confirmed at Egeland Lutheran Church in Waubay, South Dakota. Brad attended Wheatland Country School and later Webster School. Brad farmed in Egeland Township. Brad was united in marriage to Mary Acker on July 2, 1952 at Egeland Lutheran Church in Waubay, SD. The couple made their home in Egeland Township and in 1960 they moved to Cody, Wyoming where Brad worked for Husky Oil. They later returned to South Dakota where he farmed in Wheatland Township and worked at Bethesda Nursing Home in Webster, South Dakota. Mary passed away in 1994. After his retirement Brad lived along Highway 12 between Webster and Waubay. He enjoyed spending winters in Mesa, Arizona. Brad was a member of Egeland Lutheran Church where he would sing in the choir and help usher. He was a member of the American Legion in Waubay, Color Guard and Firing Squad, a member of the Eagles , and Waubay Sportsman Club. He loved ballroom dancing, gardening, hunting, fishing, trapshooting, and riding motorcycle. He took great pride in painting and refurbishing homes. Brad will be missed by his daughter, Pamela (Gary) Hanson of Renner, SD; sister, Elayne (Gerald) Bohn of Chaska, MN; daughter-in-law, Sal Bisgard of Waubay, SD; six grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Betsie; his wife, Mary, his son, Joel; and his great-granddaughter, Calissa.
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