Bradley M. Landanger


Bradley M. Landanger, 52 of Kearney died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023 at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney after a courageous battle of multiple myeloma.  

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10 at Grace Lutheran Church in Pleasanton, with a lunch to follow.

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Services are entrusted to O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services.

Bradley Michael Landanger was born Sept.16, 1971 in Wayne to Billy Sr. and Gertrude (Tevebaugh) Landanger. He was raised in Carroll, and attended Carroll Elementary School through the fourth grade.  He then attended Wayne Middle School from fifth to eighth grade and graduated from Wayne High School in 1989. Brad attended Norfolk Technical Community College briefly until he realized he knew more than his instructors and decided to pursue his love of construction on his own.  He moved to Kearney in 1994 and worked at Tollefen Elliot Lumber. While working there he met his wife, Mary, and made many lifelong friendships. 

One of those friends, Corey Halliwell, became a huge part of Brad’s life, providing Brad an opportunity to expand his passion of construction and building. They continued working closely together until Brad’s cancer diagnosis in 2016, which eventually prevented Brad from being able to continue working. 

Brad enjoyed all youth activities and attended numerous events related to any kids in his family. He taught everyone who would listen how to fish. He was young at heart and would do anything for anyone.  He never knew a stranger. 

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary, of Kearney; step-daughter, Abby Cronin, of Pleasanton; Godchildren, Kayla (Taylor) Killion of Holdrege, and Cody Moran of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Josalynne, Austen, Jaysen, Karson, Emersyn and Thaelyn; parents, Billy Sr. and Gertrude of Carroll; brother, Billy Jr. (Jennifer) Landanger of Kearney; nieces, nephews, Alora, Brandon, Dylan, Nicolas, Samuel, Madalyn; and great nieces and nephews, Zailey, Kierra, Talynn, Draven, all whom he loved as his own.

He was preceded in death by his step-son, Shad Fong; grandparents, Faye and Roseline Landanger and Joseph and Naomi Tevebaugh.