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Kenneth W. Bradford Sr.
December 15, 1948 ~ October 17, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Kenneth W. Bradford Sr., 74, of Decatur, IN, passed away on Tuesday evening, October 17, 2023, at his residence. Kenneth was born on December 15, 1948 in Decatur, to the late Martin H. and Lavonne (Latimer) Bradford. On December 5, 1970, Kenneth married Maria M. Serna.
Kenneth was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. A 1967 graduate of South Side H.S. Kenneth worked as a mail processor for 21 years for the U.S. Postal Service in Decatur and Fort Wayne and retired in 2011. He was a member of the American Legion Adams Post 43 and served his country in the United States Air Force for 20 years, retiring as a Master Sgt.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Maria M. Bradford of Decatur; son, Kenneth (Kenny) (Renee) Bradford Jr. of Decatur; daughter, Laura Lindsay of Ft. Wayne; 3 grandchildren, Kayla Bradford, Derek (Alexa) Bultemeier and Anthony Stebing.
Kenneth is preceded in death by 3 brothers, Paul, Richard and Robert Bradford, and a sister, Norma Blake.
Visitation will be on Friday, October 20, 2023 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Haggard-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home with reciting of the Holy Rosary at 2:30 p.m.
A 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church with Father David Ruppert presiding. An hour calling will be prior from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the St. Mary’s Parish Hall.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites by American Legion Post 43 Color Guard.
Preferred memorials are to A.C.C.F. Angel Cancer Fund.