Martha L “Mart” <I>Kruger</I> Brady

Martha L “Mart” Kruger Brady

Death 3 Mar 2014 (aged 96)
La Porte, La Porte County, Indiana, USA
Burial La Porte, La Porte County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 125917561 · View Source
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She was my grandmother in law. She was such a sweet lady. Never had a bad word about anyone or thing. She loved her family, church, clubs, friends and dogs. She liked watching jeopardy and wheel of fortune and the weather station. She loved collecting peanuts stuff, mugs and dolls. I remember she gave me some old toys that were my husband as a young boy that he played with and gave them to our kids for when they got bigger to play with. She was so proud her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also talked about her husband and her parents and siblings with interesting stories. She had a great memory and she will never be forgotten. We all love you!!!!

Martha Brady, 1917-2014
Mar 7th, 2014 1 Comment
Martha L. Brady, 96, of LaPorte, died March 3, 2014, at her home.

She was born in LaPorte on July 24, 1917, to Elwood Albert and Lucy Ethel (McGarity) Kruger.

Martha was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Naomi Church Circle, LaPorte Business Girls, Incurable Collectors Association, Twilighters Home Extension Club, Girl Scouts, LaPorte Herald-Argus Newspaper Stuffers, McDonald's Coffee Group, and many Bible study groups. She enjoyed Arts in the Park concerts and collecting coffee mugs.

On March 6, 1943, in Waco, TX, she married Leland Roy "Perk" Brady, who preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, James Kruger, Norman "Dean" Kruger and Elwood Leon Kruger; and five sisters, Mary Kruger, Meredith Meyer, Enid Schmidt, Eunice Sticklen and Barbara Travis.

Surviving are her beloved children: daughter, Mary Lu (Dr. Glenn) Simerlein of LaPorte and son, Daniel (Penny) Brady of Florida; grandchildren, Dr. Scott Simerlein of LaPorte, Dr. Mitzi Simerlein of LaPorte and Jeffrey (Janet) Brady of Montana; and great-grandchildren, Sarah Brady of Canada and Troy Brady of Montana.

A graveside service will be held at Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte, on Thursday, March 13, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Evan Lash will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be directed to First United Methodist Church, 1225 Michigan Ave., LaPorte, IN 46350.

Messages of condolence may be posted below on WNLP, as well as at

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Gravesite Details Find A Grave Memorial# 30096197 sister: Enid L. Kruger Schmidt,Eunice Sticklen Find A Grave Memorial# 112755505

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