LOREN M. "BRAD" BRADFIELD, 86, of Monroeville, died on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Adams Heritage. Born Oct. 11, 1927, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was a son of the late Henry F. Bradfield and Cora B. (Gillard) Bradfield. He married Martha "Marty" Pitzen on Sept. 19, 1953, in Allen County, Ind. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven, American Legion Post 420 in Monroeville and was a life member of the V.F.W. 2457 in New Haven. He retired in 1981 from International Harvester in Fort Wayne after 33 years of service. Surviving are his wife, Martha "Marty" Bradfield of Hoagland, Ind.; daughters, Karen (David) Hillery and Kathleen Parker, both of Van Wert, Ohio and Sister Mary Joseph of Belcourt, N.D.; son, Michael (Carolyn) Bradfield of Lima, Ohio; daughter of Jean (Tim) Schmidt of Hoagland; son, Brian "Buck" (Ranell) Bradfield of New Haven; daughters, Lori Bradfield of Fort Wayne, Tricia (Todd) Anderson of Hoagland, Lynda (William) Stoops of Indianapolis, and Vicki (Chuck) Kizer of Harlan; sister, Carol Dull of Ft. Myers, Fla.; 23 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 20 step-great-grandchildren; and three step-great-great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry and Lester Bradfield; four sisters, Viola, Candace, Norma, and Audrey; and two sons-in-law, John Boyles and Dennis Parker. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at St. Rose Catholic Church Monroeville. Father Bill Sullivan and Father Laurdino Fernandes officiating. Visitation is from noon to 3 and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Jacobs Chapel Monroeville, with Holy Rosary service at 4 p.m. Burial in St. Rose Catholic Cemetery, Monroeville, with Military graveside services to be conducted by the American Legion Post 420 of Monroeville. Preferred memorials to Adams Heritage or Masses. For complete obituary information and to sign the on-line guestbook, visit www.zwickjahn.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Aug. 7, 2014