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Bradford F. Kollars

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Bradford F. Kollars, 69, of Sioux City, Iowa, died Nov. 30, 2018, at his home.

Visitation was Tuesday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, Sioux City, with memorial services to follow.

Memorial Services were Tuesday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Fr. David Hemann officiated.

Burial will be at a later date in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Hartington.

Brad was born July 1, 1949, in Yankton, S.D., the son of Trudo and Enid (Evans) Kollars. Brad grew up in Crofton, graduating from Crofton High School in 1967. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1971 and received his law degree from the University of Texas. Brad practiced law in Sioux City for 36 years from 1976-2012. He was a dedicated lawyer who worked hard and advocated for his clients.

Brad married Mary Kay Goetz May 20, 1978, in Hartington. They shared 40 years of marriage, as well as a love of travel, hosting friends and raising their daughter, Kate.

Brad enjoyed running, sailing and horseback riding. He was a member of the Democratic Party and cared deeply about environmental causes. He also loved animals and had many rescued pets over his life.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Kay, Sioux City, Iowa; his daughter, Kate Kollars, Ann Arbor, Mich.; his mother, Enid Kollars, Sioux City, Iowa; his brothers and sisters, Dana Kollars (Chun Ae), Two Harbors, Minn.; Rhoda Ganzel (Terry), Sioux City, Iowa; Bert Kollars, Overland Park, Kan.; Craig Kollars (Rita), Birmingham, Ala.; Michelle Rife (Craig), Sioux Falls, S.D.; Beth Bruening (Steve), North Sioux City, S.D.; and Lynn Stoltz (Dan), Lake Lotawana, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Brad was preceded in death by his father, Trudo Kollars, and his uncle and mentor, Bert Merlin Evans.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center or to the Sierra Club.