Craig D. Bradfield, of Niles
Published 9:03 am Monday, March 4, 2019
Sept. 13, 1946 — Feb. 20, 2019
Craig D. Bradfield, 72, of Niles, passed away at his home, with his family at his side on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.
Craig was born on Sept. 13, 1946, in South Bend, to the late Dalton and Eileen (Wilkenson) Bradfield.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
On Aug. 22, 1970, Craig married Donna Flewelling, who survives.
He is also survived by his two daughters, Robyn Bradfield of Mishawaka and Kelly (Joe) Wood of Niles; grandchildren, Taylor Watson, Riley Wood, Brady Wood and Delaney Borkowski. He is also survived by his sister Janis (Tim) Frucci, of Niles; his brother, Gary (Pat) Bradfield, of Madison, Wisconsin; and his cousin, Scott Clark, of South Bend.
Craig was an amazing man who cared about people. He honorably served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He continued to serve his community by being a member of the Howard Township Safety Committee, the Zoning Board, the planning commission and served many years as a Howard Township Trustee. In recent years, he has been serving as the Howard Township Supervisor. Over the years, Craig was involved with the YMCA girls’ softball team, and the Fireman’s Youth Club Softball. He was also of great help to The Southwest Michigan Blossom Queen Sorority, giving them his time and talent to help create their Boutique, The Royal Connection.
He attended Ferris State College and graduated from SMC with Honors.
Craig was a man of faith. He was very active at his church, Berrien Center Bible Church. He sang in the choir and volunteered as an usher. Over the years, Craig had worked at National Standard and then Mittler Supply, eventually becoming the owner of Craig’s Home Improvement. Craig was someone who was loved by all that knew him and will be greatly missed.
In keeping with Craig’s wishes, cremation has taken place.
Visitation with Craig’s family will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home, 615 E. Main St., Niles. A celebration of Craig’s life will take place on Friday, March 8, 2019, at Berrien Center Bible Church, 8830 M-140, Berrien Center. The eulogy will begin at 5 p.m., and a celebration of life dinner will immediately follow in the Family Life Center.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Lodge c/o American Cancer Society 129 Jefferson Ave. S.E. Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
Condolences to the family may be made at halbritterwickens.com.