Alton M. Bradley was born on May 5, 1912 in Zwingle, Iowa, the daughter of Martin and Carrie Alice (Chesterman) Denlinger. On February 28, 1930 she was united in marriage to Chester L. Bradley in Graf, Iowa. They farmed and raised dairy cows. Alton’s job was to milk the cows every day. She also found time to work at Woolworth, New Home Café, Sunset Café and at the Coliseum. Alton loved to travel and spend time in Arizona. Even in her busy life she found time to raise a beautiful family, which has continued to grow with many grandchildren, great grandchildren and even great great grandchildren. She was a very active person and touched many lives and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She was a member of Grace United Methodist church, Eastern Star, Navy Mothers and at one time a 4-H leader.
She is survived by her children, Velma (Kenneth) Kuehl of Farmersburg, Iowa, Luetta (Chuck) DeTimmerman of Oelwein, Iowa, Linda (Robert) Ohl of Coulter, Iowa and Milton Bradley of Woodward, Oklahoma; thirty-five grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, also a sister-in-law, Ilene Denlinger of Dubuque, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester (March 28, 1998), a son, Carlyn, a daughter, Marlene Fulton, a daughter-in-law, Mary Bradley two grandchildren ,a great grandchild and her siblings, Charlie, Carlyn, Wayne, Calvin, Beatrice, Clarice, Sylvia and Eldon.
Visitation is from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at Geilenfeld Funeral Home and one hour before the services at the church on Monday. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday, March 8, 2010 at Grace United Methodist Church in Oelwein.