Brad A. Hrabe, age 62, of Downs, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, near Osborne. He was born on November 19, 1956, in Hays, Kansas, to Doyal and Dorothy (Thyfault) Hrabe. Brad grew up in Stockton and graduated with the class of 1974. He was married to Carol Denio and was blessed with three children: Kelse, Jackie, and Trevis. They later divorced and on April 4, 2001 he married Cathy (Burgess) Hrabe.
Brad worked as a welder and was known for his strength and work ethic; living everyday by example, showing us that all things should be earned and not given. There were several things that Brad really enjoyed in life, such as Kansas State Football, Taco Bell—especially the Chalupas, and blue Ford vehicles to name a few. He was a true family man, and was one to always make it to a get together, celebration, or family event.
Brad was very outspoken, and had a voice that “carried across rooms”. Always having a witty comeback to everything, he lived in the moments, laughed a lot, and cared deeply for his family and friends. Brad found his faith and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, forever changing his life for the better. He was a member of the Grand Knight Council #8976, a member and treasurer of the Salina Cursillo, and a proud member of the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Tipton. He was also a Hospice volunteer, and attended the March of Life several times.
Brad is survived by his wife, Cathy Hrabe of the home in Downs; daughters, Kelse (Bryce) Schneider of Hill City, and Jackie Hrabe of Grainfield; son, Trevis Hrabe of Downs; sister, Regina Muir of Stockton; brothers, Christopher (Jean) of Salina, and Alec Hrabe of Stockton; step-daughter, Mashell (Brad) Arens of Ainsworth, Nebraska; thirteen grandchildren; and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Doyal and Dorothy Hrabe; and brother-in-law, Brad Muir.
Brad was a hardworking, loving, and dedicated family man. Although he will be greatly missed, his life, his love, and his legacy will live on in the hearts of his family and friends.
A Memorial Mass will be held at the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Stockton, Kansas on Friday, September, 20, 2019 at 10 A.M. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 6:30 P.M. and a Divine Mercy Chaplet to follow.
Memorials are suggested to the Brad Hrabe Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 North First, Stockton, KS 67669.