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Brady J LaPorte

Brady J LaPorte

Brady J. LaPorte, age 26 of Durand, died Monday, July 5, 2021 at home in Durand.

Brady was born on October 24, 1994 in Eau Claire. He was the son of Troy LaPorte and Rhonda (Meixner) Kraft. Brady grew up in Durand and graduated from Durand High School. After high school, Brady attended Chippewa Valley Technical College to become a machinist. Brady worked in Eau Claire at Riverside Machine & Engineering before moving to Duluth, MN. While in Duluth, Brady worked in Superior at Exodus Global and the Duluth Humane Society. Brady was taking classes to become a marine biologist. In May, Brady moved home to be with family.

Brady loved to go on hikes and take photographs in the wild and hunting with his brothers and friends. Taking care of animals was Brady’s passion in life. He also enjoyed gaming with friends, watching ufo shows with his grandfather and enjoying grandma’s cooking and baking.

Brady is survived by his parents, Rhonda (Chad) Kraft of Durand, Troy of Durand; two brothers, Brett and Brandon, both of Durand; step-siblings, Brianna Kraft, Logan Kraft, Amber Nelson, Kristopher Cataract, Burgundy West and Brittany Larson; maternal grandparents, Dennis and LuAnn Meixner of Arkansaw; special friend, Olivia Hurst; aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ray and Kathy LaPorte.

Visitation will be held from 4:00PM-8:00PM Thursday, July 8, 2021 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand. Burial will be 10:00AM Friday at Arkansaw Memorial Cemetery in Arkansaw.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Patti Blount

    I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Brady. Sympathy to the family during this difficult time.

  2. Dick and Doshie Grey

    Our deepest sympathy to all of the LaPorte family and especially to his parents and siblings. We are keeping you in our Prayers and thoughts. We hope he finds peace with Grandma and Grandpa.

  3. Ginny Randolph

    As a volunteer at Animal Allies Humane Society I had the pleasure of meeting and occasionally working with Brady. He was one of our favorites amongst the volunteers. He was always so helpful and pleasant to be around. We were sad to have him leave to return home but now to hear of his passing an even deeper sadness has hit us all. Rest In Peace Brady and thank you for the time you gave us. ❤️????

  4. Vicci Rosenberg

    So sorry to her this. God bless the family!!

  5. Sonya & Eric

    Rhonda & Chad. Words can’t express the sorrow we feel for you both. We continue to express the love & prayers for both of you and your families. Hugs from Nebraska

  6. Kris Ingli

    My heart hurts for everyone. My prayers and thoughts are with each of you during this terrible time. May God Bless you all during this incredibly difficult time. Lean on the Lord as his grace and mercy will sustain you today and always.

  7. Misty Gerber

    sorry for ur loss

  8. Kim Erickson

    I am so very sorry to hear this. Brady was such a good guy. My deepest sympathies for all who loved him.

  9. Jennifer Nickowski

    Love and hugs to all of you. Prayers.

  10. Teri Slifer

    Rhonda and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do, just let me know. Hugs


  11. Billie Brush

    Praying for you and your family.

  12. Colleen and Maurice Hurst

    We are so very sorry for your loss and the pain you must be feeling. We loved Brady and will miss him terribly.

  13. Cody Schuette

    I worked with Brady at Exodus Global for over a year and hung out with him outside of work with our significant others. Brady was such a great friend, always a positive person, and was a great person to be around. I send my deepest condolences to Brady’s family.

  14. Carol hunter

    My deepest sympathy to all of you. So sorry for your loss. Prayers to each and every member of his family.

  15. Kathy Hutter-Messier

    Condolences to Brady's family. Prayers for you all

  16. Patti Gould

    Prayers to you all and for the days ahead. Thinking of you.

  17. Hailey Richardson and CJ Schade

    Sending our love to Brady's family and close friends. A fellow classmate gone far too soon. We will have a drink in your honor, Brady!

  18. Shawn

    I’m so sorry to hear. My thoughts and prayers are with his whole family, how sad.????

  19. Paul and Stephanie Yingst

    Sending thoughts and prayers. God Bless

  20. Nora Meadows

    Thinking if you and your family during this difficult time.

  21. Joe and Jan Drier

    My heart goes out to Bradys Family and Friends. Sending Our Deepest Sympathy to all! Hugs!!

  22. Valerene Cataract

    So saddened and sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for help in dealing with this tragedy.

  23. Sharon Bauer

    My heart goes out to the family. May God wrap his arms around all of you and give you comfort and strength at this time and always. May God Bless you all.

  24. Becky & Troy Gates

    Brady will be forever in our hearts. He was an awesome friend to Travis and a great kid. Our hearts go out to all of you.

  25. John and Judy Parr

    Our sympathy is with you all

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