Obit: Bradbury, Lewis Graham (1905 - 1958)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Bradbury, Chapman, Dykstra, Bergelund, Covell, Mills, Johnson, Ekstadt, Ek 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) November 27, 1958 

Bradbury, Lewis Graham (26 July 1905 - 19 November 1958) 

Funeral services for Lewis Bradbury, 53, former Clark County Clerk of Court and county traffic officer, were held Saturday in the First Lutheran Church at Triumph, Minn., with burial in the Lutheran Cemetery. 

Serving as pallbearers were: Allen C. Covell, John, Gordon and Hugh Mills, Chris Johnson and Dewey Dykstra.  An honor guard was furnished by the American Legion. 

Surviving relatives attending the services included his wife, Pearl, his sons, Algene and John of Minneapolis, and Warren at home, a daughter, Mrs. Don (Paula) Dykstra, of Marshall, Minn.; two brothers, Dr. Warren Bradbury of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and Wendell Bradbury of Philadelphia, Pa.; and a grandson, Philip Mark, of Minneapolis.  

Lewis Bradbury was born and raised in Neillsville, his father serving as a successful doctor in the area for many years.  Lewis attended Neillsville schools and was graduated from Neillsville High School. The family moved to Lakefield, Minn., several years ago, later moving to Triumph, Minn., their present home. 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) December 4, 1958 

Funeral services were held November 22, 1958, at the First Lutheran Church, Triumph, Minn., for Lewis Graham Bradbury, who died November 19, at 9:45 a.m. after suffering a stroke the preceding Friday evening at home.  The Rev. Oliver E. Bergelund officiated at the family service held at the Stockdill Chapel at 11 a.m. and at the public services held at the church.  Burial was made in the First Lutheran Church cemetery. 

"Rock of Ages," and "Face to Face with Jesus," were sung by John Ekstadt and Leland Ek.  Organist was Mrs. D. Roger Johnson. 

Pallbearers were: Gordon Mills, Jr., of White Bear Lake, Minn., John Mills, Augusta, Hugh Mills of Eau Claire, A. C. Covell of Detroit Lakes, Minn., Chris Johnson of Triumph, Minn., and Dewey Dykstra of Lakefield, Minn.  The honor guard was from Foster-Berhanrdt American legion Post, No. 373. 

Lewis Bradbury was born July 26, 1905, at Neillsville, to Dr. and Mrs. E. L. Bradbury.  He was educated in Neillsville schools and attended Ripon College and later the University of Arizona. On May 12, 1933, he married Pearl Chapman at Bessemer, Mich. 

Mr. Bradbury served as a captain it the army in World War II and was a member of the American Legion and the Masonic Lodge.  He moved to Triumph with his family in June, 1958, a year after Mrs. Bradbury became administrator of the Triumph Hospital.  He was employed as a salesman for the United Chemical Company of Mankato. 

Lewis was for many years in public office in Neillsville, being at one time Clerk of Court, also County Traffic Officer, and in business for himself. 

His survivors are: Mrs. Bradbury (Pearl); sons, Algene and John of Minneapolis, and Warren, at home; Mrs. Donald (Paula) Dykstra, Marshall, Minn.  Two brothers, Dr. Warren E. Bradbury, Orlando, Fla., and Wendell M. Bradbury, Philadelphia, Pa.; and a grandson also survive. 

Friends and relatives who attended the funeral were from Eau Claire, Augusta, White Bear Lake, Detroit Lakes, Minneapolis, and Lakefield, Minn. 



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