Funeral services set for former Nebraska Congressman Brad Ashford

Published: Apr. 20, 2022 at 1:54 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Former Nebraska Congressman Brad Ashford will be laid to rest following funeral and burial services set for Saturday.

Visitation will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church, located at 654 S. 86th St., starting at 6:15 p.m. Friday. The funeral will be held there the next morning at 10 a.m., with burial services to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in north Omaha.

Details on services for Ashford are available on the Heafey Hoffmann Dworak & Cutler mortuary’s website, including information about the funeral home’s livestreams. The funeral home told 6 News that visitation services will also be livestreamed.

“We have been so blessed to receive this outpouring of support as we celebrate Brad’s wonderful life. Thank you all. We love you,” the family said in a Wednesday Facebook post.

Ashford, 72, died Tuesday morning. A Democrat, he served as Nebraska’s 2nd Congressman from 2015 until 2017 and served 16 years in the state legislature.

In February, Ashford told 6 News that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer, saying at the time that he had started to lose control of his left side and couldn’t walk well. “I didn’t think it was a tumor. I had some heart issues impacted by pulmonary hypertension,” he said then, about to undergo treatment.

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