George Harlow "Brad" Bradstreet, 85, of Battle Creek died Friday, May 28, 2004 at the Laurels of Galesburg. He was born April 22, 1919 in Leroy Township the son of George P. and Inez L. (Minor) Bradstreet. He attended the University of Michigan. During World War II, he worked at New York Central Railroad. Later he was Equalization Director for Kalamazoo County, retiring in 1984. Mr. Bradstreet was a lifetime member of Climax Masonic Lodge, the Saladin Shrine Temple and the Elks and Eagles Lodge in Paw Paw. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed ballroom dancing, and traveling throughout the United States. He enjoyed dining out and spending time with his many friends at Great Bear Lake. He also enjoyed building the many homes he had built in the Battle Cree area. Surviving are daughters Lynda (Ottavio) Guarisco of Richland and Penny (John) Fort of Ludington; step children Mark (Reba) Dreksler of Plainwell, Mike (Chris) Dreksler of California and Sherry May of Illinois; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Vernest (Anderson) Bradstreet, his second wife Bonnie (Riddley) Dreksler Bradstreet; a sister Pearl Phillips and brothers Wayne Bradstreet and William Russell Bradstreet. At the request of the family, they will receive friends from 5-7pm Friday, June 4, 2004 at the FARLEY-ESTES & DOWDLE RICHLAND CHAPEL 9170 East D. Avenue Private graveside services will be held at Prairie Home Cemetery, Richland. Memorial contributions may be made to Leader Dogs for the Blind, or Paws With A Cause. To leave personal messages for the family, please see www.farleyestesdowdle.com.
Published in the Kalamazoo Gazette on 6/1/2004.
--- My husband (Brett Norton) is from George's aunt and uncle Mabel Bradstreet who married Edwin Dorr Hiscock.