Bradley Bradford


MENDOTA - Bradley “Brad” Bradford, 62, of Mendota passed away at home Aug. 19, 2020 after a brave battle with cancer.

Due to COVID-19, services will be private. Burial will be at Wisner Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota is handling arrangements.

Brad was born July 13, 1958 in Mendota to Archie and Doris (LaDene) Bradford. He married Sandra Knowlton.

Survivors include his wife; three children, Adam (Stephanie) Cioni of Downers Grove and Gabrielle (Travis) Barkman and Nathan Bradford, both of Mendota; two grandchildren, Conrad and Geneva Barkman; three brothers; two sisters; many nieces and nephews and his faithful dog, Sadie Mae.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Brad was a 1976 graduate of Mendota High school. He was a union carpenter most of his life and was looking forward to retirement. He loved fishing and relaxing with friends and family. Wherever he went, a good time was had by all. His pride and joy was his two grandchildren. He spent 30 years married to his loving wife. On the weekends, you could find him working at home or out at family karaoke night with his kids.

Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.