|Birth: ||Jul. 29, 1932|
|Death: ||May 6, 1996|
LEONA S. BRADTMILLER, 63, of Fort Wayne died Monday in Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana. The Fort Wayne native formerly worked at Tuddies Fabric Shop and Lincoln National Life Insurance Co., and was a member of Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church and its ladies guild.
Surviving are her husband, Melvin W.; daughters, Karen S. Johnson of Fort Wayne and Kay E. Bradtmiller of Indianapolis; brothers, Paul Schmidt and Carl Schmidt, both of Fort Wayne; and two grandchildren.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday in the church, with burial in the church cemetery. Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday in the church. Memorials are to the church school building fund, Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana or Cancer Services of Allen County. From: News-Sentinel, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - May 8, 1996
Sponsors: Sophie Scheumann Fruechtenicht and Ida Fruechtenicht Hartman.
"Mom loved all crafts and was especially talented at sewing. She also enjoyed gardening, both vegetable and flowers. She particularly enjoyed growing roses and African violets. I use a photo of one her African violets when flowering family member memorials. She was a wonderful, patient, and humble person.
Just as we all have our battles, so did Mom. Her faith saw her through the death of her son, Ken. She battled breast cancer for 12 years when the doctors had only given her a small chance to live 5 years, let alone 12 years - she told the doctor that this was only because it was Jesus's will.
Mom was truly a beautiful person on the inside and also on the outside, even after all the chemo & surgeries changed her body.
I know that Mom was special but as I grow older I realize just how many gifts she and Dad provided to my brother, sister & me - the greatest one is raising us in a loving, Christian home teaching us that Jesus died on the cross for our sins so that we may have eternal life. Thank you, Mom!"
Carl Friedrich Schmidt (1895 - 1956)
Helen Wilhelmine Christine Louise Fruechtenicht Schmidt (1896 - 1980)
Melvin William Bradtmiller (1932 - 2017)
Kenneth Allen Bradtmiller (1958 - 1981)*
Paul Frederick Schmidt (1930 - 2011)*
Leona Sophia Schmidt Bradtmiller (1932 - 1996)
Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery
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Record added: Apr 10, 2010
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