Alvin A. "Pete" Bradtmueller

August 22, 1928April 4, 2018

Alvin A. “Pete” Bradtmueller, 89, of rural Fort Wayne passed away on Wednesday April 4, 2018. He was born on August 22, 1928, a son of the late Theodore and Clara (Bobay) Bradtmueller. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a Purple Heart recipient. He was a lifelong farmer and also drove school bus for East Allen County Schools for 40 years. He was a member at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Thiele Rd. where he served as president among many other positions. He was president of Echo-German Mutual Insurance Company, Inc. from 1986-2009 and served on the board of directors from 1974-2017. He was also a member of American Legion Post 296. Surviving family include his wife, Betty; children, Darlene (Dennis) Fiedler, Donald (Michelle) Bradtmueller, Cynthia (Sheldon) Meyer, Marvin (Rebecca) Bradtmueller; grandchildren, Trent and Troy Fiedler, Stephanie Fawcett, Shelby Todd, Thomas Bradtmueller; step grandchildren, Alex and Alivia Butcher; a great grandson, Brantley Fawcett; and siblings, Gilbert, Adelia Hoffmeier, and Mildred Dawson. Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by his siblings, Elmer, Arthur, Lawrence, Edward, Elna, Leona, Elsie, and Helen. Funeral service will be 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 16933 Thiele Rd., Fort Wayne with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be from 1-3 and 6-8 pm on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian. Burial will be in the St. Mark Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church or Southern Care Hospice.


  • St. Mark Lutheran Church
  • Southern Care Hospice


  • Visitation Monday, April 9, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, April 9, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Final Resting: St. Mark Lutheran Church Cemetery Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Alvin A. "Pete" Bradtmueller

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May 16, 2018

I did not know this fine man but being a Purple Heart recipient, he clearly was a great patriot to whom we owe much. God bless you, sir.

Jane (Peters) Helton

April 7, 2018

Dear Betty & Family:
I remember Pete & Elmer helping my Dad with some farm projects and Dad helping them when they
needed help. They all drove school bus and we all went to Martini . I remember Mom cooking lunch
when they would help pick corn or bale. Pete would try to make me laugh. We were all happy when
he found you, Betty. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. May God's love be with you.
Jack & Jane (Peters) Helton (daughter of Bob & Hilda Peters)

Shelby Todd

April 7, 2018

Marilyn Brandt (Thiele)

April 7, 2018

My deepest sympathy to Betty and all the family. Pete was a wonderful neighbor to my family and always had a smile and a hug. He was a God fearing man who I am sure is no longer suffering the trials and tribulations of this world, but rejoicing in Heaven. I am sure you all were blessed to have him in your lives.

Stephanie Fawcett

April 6, 2018