Daniel J. McBrady, Maple Lake


Daniel J. McBrady, age 59, of Maple Lake, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at the St. Cloud Hospital after suffering a massive stroke.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 6, at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake, with Fr. John Meyer and Fr. Martin Shallbetter as the Celebrants. Burial will follow at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Maple Lake. Visitation will be from 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel and from 9-10 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. A prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Memorials are preferred.
Daniel Joseph McBrady was born May 3, 1955, in Graceville, to Joseph Paul and Mary Elizabeth (Siefert) McBrady. Dan was raised on the family farm and attended school in Graceville until his family moved to Maple Lake. He then attended grade school at St. Timothy Catholic School and graduated with the Maple Lake High School class of 1973. Dan then moved to Golden, Colo., to work at Coors Brewery Company for a few years. He then moved back to Maple Lake where he worked at various jobs, including Jude Candy as a route salesman. Dan then owned McBrady’s Restaurant in Maple Lake. After he sold McBrady’s Restaurant, he worked as a cook for several restaurants in the area. In the last couple of years, he worked with his family repurposing furniture. In his spare time, Dan enjoyed cooking and was well-known for his soup. He also liked to tend to his flower garden, read, refinish furniture and travel. Dan had a gift for making things beautiful, whether in his yard or in his home. Dan had an infectious laugh that was easily heard by those in his vicinity. He will fondly be remembered for always keeping the cookie jar full for those stopping by for a visit. Above all, Dan treasured the time he spent with his family and friends.
Daniel is survived by his mother, Mary McBrady, of Maple Lake; siblings, Peg (Willis) Plaggerman, of Maple Lake; Barb (Gene) McBrady-Janikula, of Montrose; Betty (Greg) Thomes, of Maple Lake; Jerry (Karla) McBrady, of Maple Lake; Carol McBrady, of Lusaka, Zambia Africa; Pat (Theresa) McBrady, of Park Rapids; and Mary Pat (Clyde) Craite, of Maple Lake; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and other family and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Joseph; and nephew, Brady Redburn.
Lynn Plaggerman, Jerry McBrady and Pat McBrady will serve as urnbearers. Sarah Goelz, Janet Binsfield, Kate Craite and Tim Pawelk will provide music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake.
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