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Bradley Nelson "Brad" Wellman

November 8, 1949 ~ November 19, 2022 (age 73)
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Bradley Nelson “Brad” Wellman, 73, of Alden, Kansas, passed away November 19, 2022, at Hospice House, Hutchinson, Kansas. He was born November 8, 1949, in Sterling, Kansas, the son of Richard and Myrtle Belden Wellman. Brad was a lifelong Alden and Sterling resident. He graduated from Lyons High School, with the class of 1968, and later attended Fort Hays State University and Wichita State University majoring in Fine Arts. Brad was a farmer, rancher and partner at Wellman Ranch, LLC. He was also an independent brick and stone mason, having worked for Gardner Masonry in Hutchinson for many years. Brad was a prodigious potter, enjoyed playing his guitar, was an avid reader, and a wildflower enthusiast. He was a member of the Hole in the Wall Gang in Kaycee, Wyoming. On May 19, 1973, Brad was united in marriage with Nancy Steen at Triumph Church, rural Sterling, which is now the Mattson residence. They later divorced. Brad is survived by his two sons, Michael Wellman and wife Susan of Hutchinson, KS, and John Wellman and wife Carrie of Alden, KS; daughter-in-law, Karen Wellman of Holton, KS; brother, Greg Wellman of Sterling, KS; sister, Emily Wellman of Alden, KS; and seven grandchildren, Lee, Ella, Emily, Abigail, Nolan, Julie, and Sabrina. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Jesse Wellman; brother, Alan Wellman; and cousins, Alice and Royce Mattson. Funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling, with Pastor Rob Bolton officiating. Burial will be at the Sterling Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Sterling Public Library in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling.

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December 17, 2022

10:00 AM
Birzer Funeral Home
203 N. 7th
Sterling, Kansas 67579
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Bradley Nelson Wellman

November 8, 1949-November 19, 2022

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