Bradley J. Usher, 54, died at home on Oct. 19, 2020 following a long fight with cancer. A memorial service was held Oct. 22 at Mittelstadt Funeral Home in Lake Mills. Military honors were provided by the Lake Mills American Legion Post.
Bradley James was born on Sept. 1, 1966 in Charles City to Dennis and Susan (Jones) Usher. He grew up in Nashua and graduated from Nashua High School in 1984.
On March 14, 1988 Brad joined the United States Navy. He was assigned to the USS Guadalcanal LPH-7, served in Desert Storm in 1991, and completed five Med cruises. Brad was a search and rescue swimmer and also was a member of the security force onboard the ship. On March 13, 1993 he was honorably discharged.
Brad moved to Lanett, AL where he worked for Wellington Sears. In 1995 he made the move back to Iowa and began working for Eaton Corp. in Belmond. During his time in Belmond he met Camille Redfield. The two were married on March 6, 1999.
In 2000 Brad left Eaton to work at Winnebago Industries in Charles City where he was a senior lead. After six years, a move was made to Austin, TX where he was employed at Dell Computers. However, his Midwest roots kept pulling him home. In 2009 the family made their final long-distance move back to Iowa. Brad worked for Krysilis/Mosaic in Clarion where he worked with handicapped children. He was also a pool and spa technician and was a volunteer with the Clarion Fire Department.
In 2014 he started at Winnebago in Forest City as a senior lead in the Lake Mills plant, where he was currently employed.
Brad enjoyed hanging out with friends playing outdoor games, camping with relatives, hunting, fishing, and going out to breakfast with co-workers.
Brad was preceeded in death by his grandparents Ray and Anna Usher and Kyle and Katy Jones; his mom and step-dad Susan and Bill Vining; his father Dennis Usher; and a daughter Kristie Sue Usher.
He is survived by his wife Camille of Lake Mills; children Katie Judge, Lauren Usher, London Usher, Ashton Redfield, Virginia Addie Marie (Gage Hengesteg) Usher, and Trevor Usher; granddaughter Sophie Hengesteg; and siblings Steve and Karen Usher of Forest City, Lisa and J.J. Johnson of Rudd, and Troy and Sue Usher of Clarksville.