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Bradley Eklund

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Bradley Ward Eklund, 61, of Goodyear, Arizona died May 25, 2022. He was born December 29, 1960 in Winchester, Massachusetts to Warren Oscar Eklund and Elizabeth Ann Schumacher Eklund, both who predeceased him.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Diana Lynne Maloof Eklund, and their children: Erik Bradley Eklund, Rachel Elizabeth Eklund Oswald, Kurt Francis Eklund, and Elise Faith Eklund. He is also survived by daughters-in-law, Samantha Pauline Hesley Eklund and Whitney Marie Holeva Eklund; and son-in-law John Caleb Oswald; brother, Ronald Neil Eklund; sister-in-law Cynthia Ann Eklund and his grandchildren, Audrey Sophia Oswald, Caleb Bradley Oswald, Asher Erik Eklund, and New Baby Eklund due August 1, 2022.
Brad graduated from Woburn High School in 1978. He went on to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Lowell in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1982. He continued his education by studying Energy Engineering for another year towards a Master’s Degree. After college, Brad worked for Combustion Engineering in Windsor, CT, Yankee Rowe Atomic Electric in Rowe, MA, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Wintersburg, AZ, Wolf Creek Nuclear in Kansas, Bechtel Engineering and Enercon.
Brad married the love of his life, Diana Lynne Maloof Eklund, November 25, 1983. Together, they raised their four children. Brad loved the Lord and his family more than anything and was proud of his children and grandchildren. He was also passionate about America, the United States Military Services, helping the elderly and anybody who needed assistance. In his free time, Brad enjoyed going on adventures. He traveled often, and enjoyed going for a hike, sailing, and going on cruises, and in younger days repelling. Always the student, Brad loved to study history and about wars. He was also an artist and enjoyed woodworking, making a multitude of furniture, and leather tooling. He had a “mechanical brain” and could fix most anything. In his down time, Brad would watch war movies (especially “To Hell and Back” and “Patton”), movies like “Braveheart” and “A Knight’s Tale”, and televisions shows like Gold Rush and Pawn Stars.
Brad was known as a family man with honor and integrity. He was always willing to lend a hand, especially to the elderly. He had a big heart, was generous, and honest. He always stood up for what was right. His passing leaves a great empty space in the hearts of those who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the following organizations: One Tribe Foundation; Alzheimer’s Association; Crossings Church in Litchfield Park, Arizona; and Estrella Mountain Church in Goodyear, Arizona. Brad’s family is very grateful to their Lord and Savior and to you for your love and support.

A service will be held at Estrella Mountain church on Saturday, June 4, at 10:15am. Due to the size of the church, the family requests only family, close friends, and Brad’s coworkers attend in person. All other mourners are invited to watch the service via a livestream at www.emcaz.org (it will be on the homepage the day of the service).

6 Comments on “Bradley Eklund

  1. I am deeply saddened by Brad’s sudden passing – he was always generous with his time, sharing his experience and knowledge. I will continue to be grateful for having worked with Brad and will always remember him as intelligent, honest and hard working. My prayers are with Diane and his family.

  2. Eklund Family,
    We hurt deeply with you in the passing of Brad. He leaves a strong legacy and he has impacted our lives through his amazing family! We love you all and are praying to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you.
    Love, The Crider family

  3. We were so sad to read of Brad’s passing. You both were some of the first people we met when we moved to Estrella.
    Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

  4. I worked with Brad at Yankee Rowe, he was a good man. My condolences to Diana and the rest of the family, so sorry for your loss.

  5. Dee and family, I am so sorry to hear of Brad’s passing. He was a wonderful friend and co-worker, and will be surely missed. When you moved after the shutdown of Yankee, it was rough losing so many good friends. I still remember the surprise baby shower you hosted for Kathy at your home in Shelburne. I still think of you and Brad whenever I go past that house. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours. Heaven has gained another angel.

  6. The Abrams family offer heartfelt condolences to the entire Eklund family and hope the fond memories of Brad bring some comfort to you all in this difficult time. We are shocked and at a loss with this news of the passing of our longtime friend and neighbor. Our prayers are with you all, Sincerely, Marie, Don, Donnamarie, Christina and Thomas Abrams

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