Dennis Lee Bradle

December 9, 1951 - June 26, 2019

Dennis Lee Bradle, 67, of Lombard, IL., formerly of River Grove, IL., passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family.  Dennis was born on December 9, 1951 in Laona, WI., the son of Francis and Virginia (nee. Carpenter) Bradle.

Dennis, Denny or Heavy D as family called him, was a retired elevator mechanic and a die-hard Packers and CUBS fan.  He was a simple, martini-loving man who didn’t need much and lived life his way.  His favorite place to be was in Northern Wisconsin, particularly Goodman Park and Silver Lake where family have been gathering for generations.  In his earlier years he loved to garden, host his annual prime rib BBQ, go to Green Bay for a Packer Game, hang out with family at his annual block party, and prepare the Thanksgiving turkey.  Through the years, he could be found with family or friends over some drinks talking about history and politics.  He will be remembered for his one-of-a-kind sense of humor, his quotes, his stuffing and most importantly his love for his daughters, his grandchildren and our family.

Dennis is survived by his two daughters, Laura (Joel) Parker and Courtney (Scott) Dussman; three grandchildren, Nolan Dussman, Hope Dussman and Bradan Dussman; three siblings, Michael Bradle, Bonnie (Richard) Stasack and Cheryl Suastegui.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.  on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL. 60510.  A funeral service will follow visitation at 7:00 PM also at the funeral home.   Interment will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Laona Cemetery in Laona, WI.

Guest Book

  • Al Panasky Dennis and I started in the elevator business at the same time. We began our careers at the Standard Oil Bldg. He had a wonderful strange attitude about life that was spot on when you gave it some thought. We worked on a couple of Otis Elevator jobs together and had a lot of fun. He will be missed.
  • Courtney DeRemer I am so sorry for your loss, Courtney, Laura, and family! I clearly remember Mr. Bradle attending every high school sporting event and cheering Courtney on. He was so supportive and proud of his little girl. My parents loved him and often sat with him at these events and swapped "Courtney stories". When I saw Mr. Bradle post-high school days, he always made a point to speak to me me and inquire about my life and current happenings. This simple act of kindness made me feel special and important, and this is how he made everyone feel. Mr. Bradle will be missed beyond measure! It is comforting to know his presence will live on through his daughters who personify his thoughtfulness and kindness. Much love to this family during this difficult time! ~Courtney DeRemer (Webb)~
  • Jennifer Brooks My deepest Condolences to you Laura, Joel, and family on the loss of your father. Rest In Peace Dennis
  • JC Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one, Dennis. It breaks our hearts when death separates us from the ones we love so much. The Bible reminds us that God sees our pain and sadness and has promised that soon, "death will be no more."(Revelation 21:4) He will heal our broken hearts by resurrecting our dear loved ones to life again. (John 5:28,29) Until then, I hope the wonderful memories of Dennis and these promises from God comfort you in the days to come.