Bradley J. Vertz

Nov. 6, 1973 - July 2, 2008

Bradley J. Vertz of Waukesha died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 34. He was born Nov. 6, 1973, in Milwaukee, to Leland Vertz and Annette (nee Hanrahan) Vertz. 

He will be sadly missed by his mother, Annette Vertz of Waukesha; father, Leland Vertz of Elkhorn; sisters, Bethany Beckman of Waukesha and Anne (Roger) Oldenburg of Mukwonago; and brothers, Craig (Keri) Vertz of Mukwonago, Damian (Corinne) Vertz of Madison and Nick Vertz of Mukwonago. He is further survived by nieces, nephews and many special friends. 

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Saturday, July 5, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Salvation Army, 445 Madison St. Waukesha, WI 53188. 

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.


The Broken Chain

We little knew that morning that

God was going to call your name,

In life we loved you dearly, in death

We do the same. It broke our

Hearts to lose you, you did not go

Alone: for part of us went with you,

The day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories, your love

Is still our guide, and though we

Cannot see you, you are always at our

Side. Our family chain is broken,

And nothing seems the same;

But as God calls us one by one,

The Chain will link again.

We love you and miss you.


- Richard Clement