Bradford "Charlie" Neeland


March 13, 2023

Bradford "Charlie" Neeland

January 5, 1952 - March 8, 2023

Bradford "Charlie" Neeland "Chuck Walking Dog" "Forever Boy", 71, of Rice Lake, Minnesota died on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at his home in Mahnomen, MN.

A memorial service will be held in the near future. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with arrangements.

Charlie was born on January 5, 1952 in White Earth, Minnesota to Henry J. Neeland and Freanette L. Ortley. He earned his GED before enlisting in the United States Marines and leaving with medical discharge. He went on to go to school for Heavy Equipment Operation at Detroit Lakes Technical College. Charlie was married to Diane Cain for 12 years and together they raised a family. Over the years he worked in various places, including the City of Bemidji driving for the Sanitation Department and Hazardous Waste, and later at the Casino in Maintenance. He worked on odd jobs as well, painting and fixing up houses and trapping small and big game, which he was very skilled at. Charlie was an excellent hunter and fisherman. He made a way of life living off the land and loved being in nature. He enjoyed being outdoors camping, wild ricing, leeching, gardening, harvesting, raising chickens and his piranhas, and four wheeling. He also loved walking. He would walk any where he could, especially to visit and hang out with friends or family to play cribbage. He had fun playing dice and gambling. Charlie was a talented carver and craft maker, especially making regalia. When he was younger, he participated in many Pow-Wows as a traditional dancer.

He is survived by his son, Nakoa Neeland of Mahnomen, MN; his son and daughter, Shannon Neadeau of Bemidji, MN and Negonequaye Neadeau of Cass Lake, MN; his sisters, Celestia Neeland of Mahnomen, MN, Lenora "Lenny" Neeland of Bagley, MN, and Sharon "Sherry" Neeland of Bagley, MN; his grandchildren, Brett King, Paige King, Kashanna Lussier, and Destiny Lussier and Nakoa's children; and many other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry J. and Freanette Neeland; his brothers, Wesley "Jughead" Neeland, Lewellyn "Soozi" Ortley, and Frank Neeland; and his sisters, Charlotte "Ann" Ortley, Kim Neeland, Marilyn "Mary" Neeland, and Marlene McKenzie.

Charlie's family would like to give a special thank you to the Londo family for the many years of friendship and always taking good care of Charlie.


Final Resting Place

St. Philip's Episcopal Cemetery

Water Tower Loop

Rice Lake, MN 56621


Reader Comments(0)


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2023

Rendered 05/22/2023 18:44