David J. Bradley

July 16, 1934 ~ May 5, 2019 (age 84)

David J. Bradley, 84 of rural Pardeeville went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, May 5, 2019. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife and family.

He was born July 16, 1934 in Portage, WI, the son of Lester and Gertrude (Dykstra) Bradley. He was a graduate of Cambria High School. David was united in marriage to Lois Brandsma 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 past time 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 anytime 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.

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, AZ; 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 held Saturday, May 11 at 11 AM at North Scott Baptist Church in Pardeeville with Rev. Matthew Brandt officiating. Interment will follow at Pardeeville Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, May 10 from 5 to 8 PM at Grasse Funeral Home, 119 Industrial Drive, Pardeeville and also held from 10 AM until the time of services at the church Saturday. 

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