March 11, 1932 – November 30, 2012
Irving W. Bradley, 80, of Urbandale, IA, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on November 30, 2012, after a prolonged illness.
Irving was born in 1932 in New Haven, CT, the son of Irving and Anna (Sullivan) Bradley. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and moved to Washington, D.C. where he met and married the love of his life, Esther (Norris) Bradley. They moved to Urbandale, IA where Irving worked for the U.S. Government. Subsequently, Irving became an entrepreneur in the home construction industry by founding Bradley Fastener and Supply, Inc. Irving was also active in Urbandale civic activities by serving on numerous city boards and with local community organizations.
Irving is survived by his wife, Esther Bradley of Urbandale and his three children Wanda (Douglas Gunder) of Omaha, NE, Mark Bradley (Carolyn Frey) of Johnston, IA and Anna Bradley of Johnston, IA. Irving is also survived by four grandchildren; Tyler and Megan Bradley and Krista and Ryan Gunder.
He will be especially missed by his beloved dog “Patches”. Irving enjoyed gardening, reading, following national politics and spending time with his family.
Special and heartfelt thanks to our family’s relatives, friends and neighbors for their support this past year. For their outstanding care, we also thank Jen and the entire staff at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Dr. Matthew Hill, Dr. Steven Berry, Dr. David Laughrun and the Mercy and Methodist nurses.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, December 3, at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel. A funeral service, followed by graveside services at Glendale Cemetery, will be held Tuesday, December 4, at 11:00 a.m. at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Animal Lifeline of Iowa, located at 4521 SE 14th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50320. Online condolences may be sent to IlesCares.com.
Arrangements by Iles Funeral Homes ~ Westover Chapel.Information provided by: Iles Funeral Homes Westover Chapel 6337 Hickman Road Des Moines, IA 50322 www.ilesfuneralhomes.com