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Bradley Charles Stewart

Bradley Charles Stewart, 52, of Arcola died at 11:52 a.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at his sister’s residence in rural Tuscola.

Brad was born January 15, 1971 in Tuscola the son of Charles and Phyllis Ames Stewart.

Survivors include his daughter, Emery (Marko) Verdin of Mattoon; sister, Ginger (Rick) Kielhorn of rural Tuscola; grandchildren, Brandy Verdin, Marko (Emily) Verdin II, Dakari Brown, Kamrynn Brown, and Max Verdin; nephew, Quinton Risley of St. Paul, Minnesota; and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents and several aunts and uncles.

Brad worked for RR Donnelley Sons Printing in Mattoon for 30 plus years and later for Douglas County Milling Company.

His hobbies included photography, fishing, camping, and astrology. He loved spending time with his family, especially the grandkids.

There will be a gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of Brad beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at the Ginger and Rick Kielhorn residence at 525N CR 1775E, Tuscola, IL.

Bring a lawn chair and finger food dish. Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Arcola Lions Club or Transitions Hospice.

Online condolences to the family may be sent to

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