Bradley D. McGovern

Bradley D. McGovern, age 55, died Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at his residence of heart failure.

Brad was born on February 6, 1965 in Rochester, MN to John and Lois (Brakke) McGovern. He obtained his GED going to night school. He worked as a cook in various restaurants in Rochester. He was also employed at Senaca for several years.  In 1983 he married Peggy Kelly and they had 3 children, Jackie, Scarlet and Brandon. They later divorced. In 2003 he met Connie Winter and they were together until his death.

Brad would grow his hair until it was long enough to donate to the Locks of Love at the Eagle Cancer Telethon in memory of his mother. He also loved his music and going to multiple concerts. He collected music memorabilia. He was a proud grandfather to his grandchildren, Cruz, Declan and Bria.

Brad is survived by his father, John (Marge) McGovern of Tuscan, AZ; brother, Bruce McGovern of Lancaster, CA; sister, Cindy (Ralph) Harris of Rochester, MN; daughters, Jacquelyn McGovern (fiancé Robert Boettcher) of Minneapolis, MN, Scarlet (Matt) Stanislawski of Rochester, MN; son, Brandon McGovern of Rochester, MN; 3 grandchildren, Cruz, Declan and Bria Stanislawski of Rochester, MN; aunts, Sylvia (Al) Schmitt, Bev (Gene) Asleson, Elaine Ingalls, Linda McGovern, Judy (Wayne) Young; uncles, Dave (Sandy) Brakke and Mike McGovern; life partner for the past 18 years, Connie Winter; and many nieces and nephews.

Brad is preceded in death by his mother, Lois McGovern; brother, Jeff McGovern; grandparents, Luther and Martha Brakke, John and Maxine McGovern; aunts, Carrie McGovern, Mary McGovern; and uncles, George Ingalls, Joe McGovern.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Donations may be made to Locks of Love or Eagles Cancer Telethon.

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Brad may be shared at

2 thoughts on “Bradley D. McGovern

  1. May he rest in peace. I may not have known him, even though I wanted to learn more about my dads (Bruce) side of the family very badly. My condolences to all his friends and family that loved him.

  2. Brad may have had many trials in his life, but he always remained positive. He was willing and able to help me downsize at the farm after George passed away, and he was the first person to call me for any family matters. He had a special love of music and enjoyed going to concerts, and his dog was definitely his “best friend.” RIP Brad!

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