Bradley Kent Walden

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. today at First Congregational Church (131 N. Webster St.) in Port Washington for Bradley Kent Walden of Milwaukee (formerly of Mequon). Brad died unexpectedly at the age of 31 on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007 in Las Vegas. The Rev. Jeff Suddendorf will officiate the funeral service. Visitation will be held at the church today, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., prior to the funeral service. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Manitowoc. The Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Bradley was born on Dec. 2, 1975 in Milwaukee, son of Kent Walden and Lenys Huwatschek Walden. He was a 1994 graduate of Homestead High School and a 1998 graduate of UW-Madison. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Brad attended UW-Milwaukee and graduated in 2002 with a master of science in management. He was the director of information systems for Ace Worldwide in Milwaukee.

Brad was an avid sports fan and enjoyed rooting for his Wisconsin Badgers. His hobbies included watching movies, card playing, computers, playing with his two dogs and spending time at the family cabins in Upper Michigan and Cedar Lake in Kiel.

Brad is survived by his mother Lenys Walden; his stepfather Dennis Condon of Plymouth; his father Kent Walden; his stepmother Kay Walden of Mazomanie; and his grandparents Donald and Lois Walden of Wadsworth, Ill. He is the stepbrother of Dan Condon of Denver, Colo., Megan (Patrick) Greischar of Whitefish Bay, Mary Kate (Paul) Lenaker of Milwaukee, Brigid Condon of Milwaukee, Kevin Condon of Shorewood, Jim (Kerry) Sokolowski of Franklin, Tenn., and John (Debbie) Sokolowski of Cedarburg. Brad is the nephew of Neil (Susan) Huwatschek of Brentwood, Calif., Ned (the late Anne) Huwatschek of Lac La Belle, Mich., Nikki (Ron) Hagen of Wadsworth, Ill. and Susie (Brian) Niemi of Gurnee, Ill. He is further survived by his cousins Kristi (partner Dawn Walling) Huwatschek of Antioch, Calif., Joy (Paul) Bloemer of Grafton, Kay (Patrick) Rego of Jackson, Amy (Sean) Gilhooly of Port Washington, Heather (Chris) Grant of Madison, Erin Hagen of Seattle, Wash., Chris Hagen of Torrance, Calif., Kevin Hagen of Wadsworth, Ill., Eric Niemi of Grayslake, Ill. and Josh Niemi of Chicago.

Brad was preceded in death by his grandparents Dr. Earl and Hope (Smith) Huwatschek.

A memorial fund has been established in his name for First Congregational Church. For online condolences, please visit