David J. Bradley, 84, of rural Pardeeville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 5, 2019. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife and family.
He was born July 16, 1934, in Portage, the son of Lester and Gertrude (Dykstra) Bradley. He was a graduate of Cambria High School. David was united in marriage to Lois Brandsma on June 11, 1955, in Pardeeville. Together they started on a farm in Princeton. Then in 1960, they moved to the current family farm, which is known as the Bradley Farms.
Besides his passion for farming, his favorite pastime was spending time with his lovely wife. They enjoyed evening rides around the countryside and stopping along the way at their favorite restaurants. He loved going to tractor shows with his son and partner in farming, as well as any time spent with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was a devout Christian and a lifelong member of North Scott Baptist Church, serving as a trustee and singing in the choir for many years. Everyone will miss his sense of humor and his kind and generous way.
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David will be sadly missed and mourned by his wife Lois of Pardeeville; his children, Mike (Diana) Bradley of Pardeeville and Jayne Richards of Gilbert, Arizona; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother Chet Bradley of Sun Prairie; sister-in-law Marilyn Bradley of Pardeeville; and many nieces, nephews; relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Clifton Bradley; and sister Phyllis Schultz.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019, at North Scott Baptist Church in Pardeeville, with the Rev. Matthew Brandt officiating. Interment will follow at Pardeeville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2019, at Grasse Funeral Home, 119 Industrial Drive, Pardeeville, and also from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church. Online condolences may be made at grassefs.com.