|Birth: ||Nov. 1, 1916|
|Death: ||Dec. 6, 2008|
Christina M. Brady, lifelong resident of Buchanan and Fayette counties, died at the Buchanan County Health Center, Independence, on Dec. 6, 2008, following a brief illness.
Christina, born Nov. 1, 1916, was the oldest child of Peter and Elizabeth Michels. The family lived and farmed near Stanley. Upon graduating from the Stanley high school, Christina attended three years of college at Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, where she received a lifetime teaching certificate. After her college training, she returned home and taught for four years at the Hazleton Township country school. She married Clement J. Brady on Nov. 10, 1942, and together they farmed and raised 12 children near Aurora. Christina went back to college at Upper Iowa University, Fayette, and after earning her bachelor's degree in 1971, returned to her teaching career at Sacred Heart Catholic School, Oelwein, where she taught fourth grade for 18 years, retiring in 1980. Christina lived on the family farm after the death of her husband until moving to her present home in Hazleton. During her retirement years, she spent several winters with family in Florida. She also kept busy by attending and participating in quilt shows, making quilts for each of her 35 grandchildren as they graduated from high school, making and donating craft items for church fundraisers and enjoying visits from her many relatives.
Survivors include 12 children, Chuck (Georgia), Pat (Wayne Holliday), Vince (Cindy), Ev, Marilyn (Alan Bottelman), Teresa, Cec (Ron Bowmaster), Kathleen, Denise (Robert Schenck), Emilie (Jim Heiman), Rose (John Azodi) and Mick (Cindi); 35 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, John Michels of Oelwein; and two sisters, Kathryn Miller of Independence and Ruth Kerns of Fairbank.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Elizabeth Michels; husband, Clement J. Brady; brother, Robert Michels; sister, Mary Milback; grandchildren, Mitchell and Marissa; and a great-grandchild, Logan.
Visitation will be at Geilenfeld Funeral Home, Oelwein, today, Dec. 9, beginning at 2 p.m., with a 3 p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. Scripture service. The funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Catholic Church, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, both in Oelwein.
Memorial fund has been established in Christina M. Brady's name to benefit Sacred Heart Grade School, where she dedicated 18 years of teaching. Contributions can be made in her name and directed to Geilenfeld Funeral Home, 309 First Ave., NE, Oelwein, IA 50662.
Peter C Michels (1882 - 1962)
Elizabeth Anna Weber Michels (1888 - 1978)
Clement James Brady (1916 - 1982)*
Christina M Michels Brady (1916 - 2008)
John Lester Michels (1919 - 2011)*
Kathryn L. Michels Miller (1921 - 2012)*
Robert W. Michels (1924 - 2008)*
Mary Elizabeth Michels Milbach (1926 - 2003)*
Created by: Diane Zabel
Record added: Dec 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32075106
Rest in Peace Mrs. Brady. You were a good teacher.|
Added: Mar. 31, 2009