Published 12:00 am Monday, January 18, 2010
Bradley John Smith, 57, of Austin died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 at his home in Austin.
He was born June 1, 1952 in Austin to Joseph and Betty (Nelson) Smith. Bradley graduated from Austin High School and attended Riverland College, Albert Lea Campus studying food sciences. He was self-employed as a jeweler and owned Smith Custom Jewelry. Brad was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed, hunting, fishing and camping and was a spelunker, spending a lot of time in the caves of Southern Minnesota.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Smith.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, David and Jamie Smith, Minneapolis; daughter, Becky Pearson, St. Charles, Minn.; grandchildren, Colton and Talyn; father, Joseph Smith, Austin; and longtime companion, Louise Lyngaas, Austin, Minn.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at the Clasen-Jordan mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Michael Olmsted officiating. Friends may greet the family for one hour before the service on Wednesday.
Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.