Bradfield, William J. (Bill), Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away Monday, February 7, 2011 at St. Mary’s of Michigan Medical Center following a lengthy battle with cancer. Age 79 years. The son of the late Charles and Emily (Kaczmarek) Bradfield, Bill was born September 2, 1931 in Bay City, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was a member of American Legion Post #439 and V.F.W. Post #9809. Bill married Betty Ruegsegger, his loving wife of 52 years, on June 28, 1958. She survives him. He was employed at Saginaw Rock Products and Clawson Concrete for many years and had retired from Saginaw Rock in 1998. Bill was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. He was a past member of Knights of Columbus Council #4232, The Elks Club and the Moose Family Center #82. Bill loved being with his family and attending his grandchildren’s sporting activities. His children and grandchildren will always treasure the beautiful crafts made in his workshop, affectionately called “Grandpa’s Workshop”. He also loved hunting, traveling, fishing and going to the ca$ino. Surviving besides his wife Betty are three sons and their spouses, Dale and Lynette Bradfield, Saginaw; Darrell and Kristen Bradfield, Hillsborough, North Carolina; Dean and Jill Bradfield, Rockford, Michigan; six grandchildren, Heather (Josh) Duby, Ryan Bradfield and his fiancée Caitie Murphy, Alec and Emily Bradfield, Erika and Tyler Bradfield; two great-grandchildren, Kayla and Isabella Duby; one sister, Virginia Williams, Grayling; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Maxine and Jerry Klenk, Saginaw; several nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, James Williams. Bill’s family extends their gratitude and appreciation to Dr. John Bartnik and his staff, Heartland Hospice and to Saginaw Senior Care & Rehab Center for the loving care they provided. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 14, 2011 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Ronald Wagner and Deacon Roger Pasionek will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Andrew Cemetery where military honors will be rendered by American Legion Post #439. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and at Holy Family Catholic Church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. There will be a Vigil Service at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the wishes of the family.