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Wagner, Bradley

Wagner, Bradley

The Wagner family is saddened to share the news of the passing of Bradley Wagner into eternal life.  Bradley passed away the morning of Friday, June 19th 2020. Bradley is survived by his father Gary, sisters Jessica and Jennifer, grandparents Patricia and Kenneth Peck, nephews Jeremy and Bengimin and niece Aubrie Wezyk.  Bradley also leaves behind his girlfriend Danielle Weeks, countless friends, to include Keanu Reeves, and his loving cat Babou.

Bradley joins his mother Barbara who welcomed him to heaven with loving arms. Bradley was also preceded in death by his grandparents Clarence and Maryanne Wagner.

Bradley was born and raised in Cudahy Wisconsin. He attended St. Paul’s Lutheran School where he competed on the school’s wrestling team.   He was also a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where he was baptized and confirmed.  He attended Lincoln Elementary school where he competed in the schools Tae Kwon Do Club. After graduating from Cudahy Middle School, he attended Cudahy High School where he enjoyed his time on the Rugby pitch more than the classroom.  Nevertheless, he happily accepted his diploma and graduated in 2013.

Although Bradley died at young age, he packed more life into 25 years than most.  He loved adventure, entertaining others, and making his family and friends laugh. Bradley enjoyed skateboarding, and achieved a level of skill that he would define, as “dope”.  He was a talented artist and designed many tattoos, for not only himself, but many of his friends.  He had a great love for music and was the lead singer of a band called “False Prophets”, and was an avid fan of the band “I See Stars”.  Anyone who knew Bradley would tell you that he was a goof ball.  He loved to joke around and be silly, and whether it was with him or at him, be the reason for your laughter.

Some of our fondest memories of Bradley will be of the times camping, family dinners, driving around and singing, and all of the special moments in between.  Our family spent half of our lives camping, where Bradley was known to run around wild and naked.  We went out for dinner almost once a week, and had our usual spots.  We frequented a restaurant in Cudahy where Bradley would always leave with a blue mustache from the blue raspberry soda. After dinner, our family would drive around the city listening to music and singing together. Bradley was known to take the lead whenever his favorite song, “She’s So High”, by Tal Bachman, came on.  As we grieve the tragic loss of Bradley, these warm memories never fail to bring smiles to our faces.

A celebration of Bradley’s life will be held on Thursday, June 25th, 2020, at Milton Vretenar Memorial Park located at 4230 South Kirkwood Avenue Saint Francis, Wisconsin 53235.  Visitation is from 1 pm. to 3 pm. A short service will be held at 3 pm, followed by time for family and close friends to speak on fond memories they have of Bradley.  Following the service, all are invited to join in continuing to celebrate the life of Bradley at Light Palace located at 5880 South Packard Avenue Cudahy, Wisconsin 53110. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that monetary donations be sent to an established memorial fund to help cover expenses related to preparations for Bradley. To facilitate the donation process, it is preferred to send donations via Venmo: @bradleywagnermemorial or Google Pay bradleywagnermemorial@gmail.com

Also, the family asks for friends and family to submit a fond memory, or story, to be added to a memorial book.  Submissions can be emailed to BradleyWagnerMemorial@gmail.com  Pictures and videos can also be sent to this email address.

Although we are saddened to see Bradley go, it should give everyone some comfort to know he has finally gone “Super Saiyan”.

5 Comments

  • Carol and Dale Taylor Posted June 27, 2020 8:53 am

    Dale and I are so very sorry. Lean on your friends and those who love you. You will always be welcomed into loving arms as your son is now.

  • Keith & Margaret Brumley Posted June 25, 2020 7:29 am

    Margaret and I are very sorry for your loss, Gary. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Eva and Ida Tahiraj Posted June 24, 2020 9:54 pm

    Parents should never have to go through the experience of burying their own child. I’m very sorry for your loss and may your sweet Bradley rest in piece up above. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family!

  • Susan Harrold Posted June 23, 2020 11:04 pm

    We mourn with you all. Clearly remember Gary’s generosity in hosting Bradley’s and Laura’s kindergarten class at the 440th Airlift wing and I remember when President Bush once shook Barb’s hand (also on the tarmac of the 440th) and he respectfully noted “Beautiful”. And she was. She loved her kids and her baby Bradley. Love to you Wagner family and Danielle and family. We will be praying. ♡♡♡

  • Diane and Tom Falk Posted June 23, 2020 7:23 pm

    Gary and Family we are so saddened by the loss of your son Bradley. May he be welcomed into the arms of The Lord and his Mom. May you all find comfort knowing he will be watching over all of you. May he rest in peace.

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