Earle H. Gradert, 87, of Bryant, passed away, October 9, 2020 at Resthave Nursing Home – Morrison, Illinois. 

Per his wishes there will be no services or visitation. The Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family.    

Earle Henry Gradert was born on May 30, 1933 in Clinton, the son of William and Florence (Behrens) Gradert. He married Yvonne Scharff on Jan. 18, 1958 in Dubuque.    

Earle served in the United States Army from 1953-1955. He was employed at Ralston Purina for 24 years retiring in 1997. He also farmed, drove truck, and had a gas tank business. He enjoyed riding horses and playing cards.

Earle is survived by his wife, Yvonne of Bryant, his two sons, Jay “Dusty” Gradert of Bryant, and Kenny (Kandy) Gradert of Clinton; granddaughter, Jennifer (Ryan) Sparlin and great-granddaughter, Gabby Sparlin. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Willis.