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11/19/2012 Email this articlePrint this article 
Joseph L. Bradshaw
Joseph L. Bradshaw
Joseph L. Bradshaw, 85, of Grand Mound died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Westwing Place, DeWitt.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at SS Philip and James Catholic Church, Grand Mound. The Rev. Paul Connolly will officiate. Military rights and burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Grand Mound.

Visitation was 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at Schultz Funeral Home, Grand Mound, with a vigil service at 7 p.m.

Joseph was born June 18, 1927, in Bernard to Joseph and Rose Ward Bradshaw. He was a 1946 graduate of DeWitt High School. He served in the Army 1946-1948.

Joseph married Jean Dierickx Feb. 2, 1948, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Long Grove. The couple farmed in Dubuque County until 1958 and in Clinton County until 2009.

He was a member of SS Philip and James Catholic Church, Grand Mound. He served as chaplain for Grand Mound American Legion Post 622 for more than 20 years. He was president of Toastmaster's International, DeWitt, for many years.

He is survived by his wife; children, Pat (Robert) Nolan of Davenport, Yvonne (Dale Baker) Bradshaw of Clinton, Jody (Mike) Kreger of Arlington, Texas, Ted (Lillian) Bradshaw of Eldridge, Kathy Tague of DeWitt, Teresa Bradshaw of Arlington, Texas, and Tom (Ruth) Bradshaw of Wichita, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.

Memorials are suggested to Iowa Right to Life.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute may be viewed at (www.schultzfuneralhomes.com).

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