Bradley Allen Einck — Red Wing
Bradley Allen Einck, 42, of Red Wing, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, with his family by his side, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
He was born Nov. 14, 1972, in Decorah, Iowa, to Dennis and Kathy (Bucheit) Einck. His family moved to Wabasha where he graduated from high school in 1990. A natural athlete, Brad played football during high school and also baseball, something he continued to play at Gustavus Adolphus, where he attended college. He received his undergraduate degree in biology and was also a member of "The Reds" ΤΨΩ (Tau Psi Omega) Fraternity. Following college, he worked at Arrow Health and UPS before going on to Sister Rosalind Massage School in St. Paul. On June 23, 2001, he married Kimberly Nelson in Jamaica. They moved to Red Wing in 2002, where he owned B.E. Massage. Brad cared deeply about others and took great care in his work as a therapist.
He was an all-around handyman helping others when he could and doing work on his home —he was very patient and meticulous. His love of nature could be seen in his photos, as he had an eye for capturing wildlife. He was well-known for his smile and always had a great time singing a karaoke tune with his buddies. Though his talents were many, his greatest gift was given in his passing, when the gift of life was shared with over 60 lives in need through his organ and tissue donation.
He is survived by his wife, Kim of Red Wing; his son, Logan Kuukari of Red Wing; parents, Kathy and Dennis of Rochester; two brothers, Jason (Molly) Einck of Downers Grove, Ill., and David (Sarah) Einck of Forest Lake; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Herb and Freda Einck and Quintin and Marcelite Bucheit; a sister, Brenda Einck; a brother, Brian Einck; an aunt, Nancy Einck and uncles, Larry and David Bucheit.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at United Lutheran Church.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, Red Wing, and for one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been created in Brad's name and is located at Alliance Bank, 840 Technology Dr., Red Wing.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com .