Bradan James Hermes, 2 1/2

Bradan James Hermes, age 2 1/2, of Hartford, went to the arms of Jesus on Sunday, April 14, 2013, surrounded by his loving family at home.

Bradan was born July 3, 2010, in West Bend to Roy and Monica (née Schoen) Hermes. In January of this year, Bradan was diagnosed with a very rare cancer which he battled heroically. Bradan had the calmest, sweetest, gentlest demeanor, with a twist of mischief, goofiness and lots of giggles. His short life strongly impacted everyone around him, including people he’s never met. He will forever be cherished and missed!

Bradan is survived by his loving parents, Roy and Monica; his happy baby sister, Livia; and his adoring grandparents, Theresa “Grandma T” Olson of Beaver Dam, Kevin Schoen of Madison, Sue “Grandma Woo” Schneider of Madison, and many first and second aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his Grandpa Jimmy Hermes.

A memorial service for Bradan will be Sunday, April 21, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Northbrook Church, 4014 Highway 167 West, Richfield, with the Rev. Bob Boerner officiating. The family will greet family and friends from 3:30-7 p.m. at the church.

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences can be found at