Ross E. Bradshaw

September 26, 1937June 28, 2012

Ross E. Bradshaw, 74, formerly of Glasford, Illinois, died Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the Bickford House in Peoria. He was born September 26, 1937 in Peoria, Illinois. He was the son of Gilbert E. and Anna D. (Riekena) Bradshaw. He married Dolores Jean Andrae on August 21, 1965 in Pekin, Illinois. She preceded him in death on November 22, 2006 in Peoria, Illinois. He was also preceded in death by one infant son, Eric Bradshaw.

Ross is survived by two sons, Jon E. Bradshaw of Morton, Illinois and Roger A. (Debra) Bradshaw of Chatham, Illinois. He has one granddaughter, Jocelyn Bradshaw. He has three brothers, Ralph (Sue) Bradshaw of Bartonville, David (Carole) Bradshaw of Princeville, Terry Bradshaw of West Peoria. He has two sisters, Cathy (Glenn)McCool of Peoria and Joyce Reesor of Lufkin, Texas.

He was a pipefitter for 37 years working out of Local Union 353 of Peoria retiring in 1999. Ross had a great sense of humor, he was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Fan, enjoyed Bradley Basketball, and loved golf. He was a 1955 graduate of Manual High School. Ross was a member of the Peoria Elks Lodge #20, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He had served in the United States Marine Corps from 1955-1959.

He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church of Glasford, Illinois.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Glasford. The Rev. Michael Jones will officiate. Visitation will be on Monday from 5-7 PM at the Davison Fulton Bartonville Chapel and one half hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to his church or the Alzheimer’s Association. You may create on line condolences at


  • Visitation Monday, July 2, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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Jamey Alwood

July 7, 2012

Dear Jon, Roger, and Family
I just found out about your Dad's passing today when I read
The Glasford Gazette. I am so sorry for your loss and I hope that God will bring you comfort in the days ahead. I loved both your Dad and Mom and I have so many fond memories of them from our childhood. They were two very special people who raised two great sons. I know how proud they were of both of you and I was lucky to know both of them. They were funny, generous, and loving and I will always smile when I think of them. May God bless all of you and may God bless one of his best servants Ross Bradshaw.
Love both of you guys!

July 6, 2012

A good friend and always fun to work around as a fitter.

Dwight Rutledge Port Saint Lucie, Fl

Angie Kopetz (Bradshaw)

July 3, 2012

Ross will be missed and I feel so blessed to have been able to spend so much time with him and the entire family for so many years at different events. I am deeply sorry for your loss and I wish that I could be there at his funeral but unfortunately I am currently under doctors orders to stay at home and rest. Jon and Roger please know that I really miss you and I am thinking of you. With deepest sympathy and much love....Angie

Sharon Eeten

July 3, 2012

May God surround you with His Love and Give You Peace during this difficult time. Prayers for the Family.

With Sympathy from the Eeten Family

Steve & Tenley Smith

July 2, 2012

Ross will be greatly missed by his all who knew him. He was one of the nicest men we have ever known; he would do anything for anybody. He & Dee did a great job of raising two wonderful sons. We feel grateful to know Ross as a cousin & it was nice to see him at the reunion in June. May he rest in peace in the arms of our Savior, the Lord Jesus.

Lori Benfield

July 1, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Sandy & Don (Pye) Smith

July 1, 2012

To the Family of Ross Bradshaw,

Our deepest sympathy to all of you we know how hard it is to lose a parent our prayers to all of you.

June 30, 2012

Ross was always so welcoming and kind. We were blessed to have him as a cousin. We are also glad we saw him at the reunion. We will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers. God's peace be with all of you. Love, Linda and Nelson

June 30, 2012

Ross was a very special guy. One of my favorite cousins. So glad we got to see him in June.

Denny and Judy

June 30, 2012