Bradley ‘Brad’ John Bark, 53
July 14, 1963
May 13, 2017

Bradley "Brad" John Bark of Brookfield passed away May 13, 2017, at the age of 53. He was born July 14, 1963, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Lynne Hoffmann and John Bark.

Brad was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee and married Susan Simpson on June 18, 1993. He is survived by his wife, Susan Simpson Bark of Brookfield; children Colin (Aleshia) Himmelstein and Brendan (Amanda) Bark; three grandchildren, Brooklyn, Hailey, and Emily; parents Lynne and David Hoffmann; mother-in-law Rita Helle; special son Elias Gilday; his beloved dog Gidi Zamboni Bark; and many other extended family members and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, John Bark.

Brad was a dedicated husband, father, son and hockey coach his extended family includes the Meta Lake crew, hundreds of WNS hockey players, Minnesota Rugby players and supporters.

Family greeted friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a celebration of Brad's life at Feerick Funeral Home, 2025 E. Capitol Drive, Shorewood, WI 53211 on Wednesday, May 17. A service honoring his life immediately followed at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Brad's name may be made to WNS Hockey, P.O. Box 170752, Milwaukee, WI 53217, or The University of Minnesota Men’s Rugby Team, c/o Walter Kaplan, 1465 W. 33rd St. #306, Minneapolis, MN 55408. Memorials to the men's rugby team may also be made online at