Renee M. Bradley, age 60, passed away unexpectedly at University of Arkansas Medical Center on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 as a result of a motorcycle accident.
Renee was born on August 28, 1957 in Waupun, the daughter of Vernon and Marian (Hedman) Buchda. She graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1976 and earned an associate’s degree from Moraine Park Technical College. Throughout the years, she worked at Electri-Wire Corp in Waupun, the canning factory in Fairwater and Ripon Pickle, and most recently as a caregiver at White River Agency on Aging. She was united in marriage to Jim Bradley on April 15, 1978 in Randolph.
Renee enjoyed volunteering her time to help others. She was a Free SPIRIT Riders volunteer from 1987 – 1994, Rosendale First Responder and volunteer EMT from 1990 – 1994, Green Lake/Brooklyn First Responder from 1994 – 2007, and served on the Green Lake Planning Commission and City Council. She enjoyed riding motorcycle with the American Legion Riders and was a member of the Auxiliary American Legion Post #64 in Heber Springs, AR. Her other hobbies included horseback riding, painting, quilting, sewing and playing volleyball.
Renee is survived by her children, Justin Bradley of Green Lake and Amber (Toby) Trochinski of Berlin; grandchildren, Makayla and Tyler Trochinski; mother, Marian Buchda of Fox Lake; siblings, Doug Buchda of Fox Lake, Lynette (Paul) Brown of Green Cove Springs, FL, Terry (Linda) Buchda of Beaver Dam, Dennis (Charmaine) Buchda of Fall River, Thomas (Shawn) Buchda of Beaver Dam, Alan (Vanda) Buchda of Alto and Jason (Becky) Buchda of DeForest; former spouse, Jim Bradley of Green Lake; special friend, Bobby Crider of Arkansas; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Renee was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Buchda in 2010 and brother, Stephen Buchda in 1964.
A memorial gathering for Renee will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Greg Sluke officiating. Inurnment will take place at Highland Memory Gardens, town of Trenton, followed by a luncheon back at Cornerstone.
A memorial in Renee’s name is being established.
Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at www.cstonefs.com.