Deborah E. Bradford, 65, Monticello

Deborah Elisabeth Bradford, 65, Monticello, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at CentraCare Health-Monticello.
Visitation was Wednesday Sept. 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 250 East Broadway, Monticello. A funeral service followed at 6:30 p.m. Fr. Tony VanderLoop officiated. Interment will be on Thursday at 10 a.m., at St. Henry’s Catholic Cemetery of Monticello.
Deborah was born April 2, 1948 in Monticello to William C. and Elvira (Gillis) Bradford. Debby never married. She worked at a medical manufacturing company in Minnetonka and retired after working there over 25 years. She enjoyed reading and going to play bingo. She truly enjoyed and helped raise her niece, and was always there to help with her grandniece and grandnephew. They were like her own children.
Deborah is survived by her brothers, William J. (Bonnie) Bradford, Campbellsburg, Ky.; Jerome R. Bradford,   Claude F. Bradford, both of Monticello;  nephews, Thomas (Casandra) Linquest, Chicago, Ill.; Billie Bradford-Believe (Tara), Louisville, Ky.; Jeremy Bradford, Monticello; John Olson, Hudson, Wis.; and Mark Olson, St. Cloud, Minn.; nieces, Marcy (Jim) Swanson, Eveleth, Minn.; Gretchen Poole, Shelbyville, Ky.; Shadee Bradford (Chris) Reece, Sulphur, Ky.; and Kimberly Bradford (Joe) Koecheler, Clear Lake, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; oldest sister Mary Wittimen;  and nephew Ralph Olson.

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