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Published January 02, 2013, 12:00 AM

Genevieve Bradbury

Genevieve Bradbury, 84, Detroit Lakes, MN died on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at Oak Crossing, Detroit Lakes surrounded by her family.

Genevieve Eileen Haspel was born Dec. 26, 1928 to William and Phyllis (Harding) Haspel in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, Canada at the home of her maternal grandparents. She lived in Camrose, Alberta until age 11 when the family moved to Minnesota. She graduated from high school in Detroit Lakes, MN in 1948. She worked for two years at Northwestern Bell as an operator. Gen married Leslie “Bud” Bradbury on July 19, 1951 at Detroit Lakes. They made their home at the Bradbury farm near Vergas, MN where they farmed until Bud’s passing in 1987. She then worked as a housekeeper at the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes until 2004.

Genevieve Bradbury

Genevieve Bradbury, 84, Detroit Lakes, MN died on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at Oak Crossing, Detroit Lakes surrounded by her family.

Genevieve Eileen Haspel was born Dec. 26, 1928 to William and Phyllis (Harding) Haspel in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, Canada at the home of her maternal grandparents. She lived in Camrose, Alberta until age 11 when the family moved to Minnesota. She graduated from high school in Detroit Lakes, MN in 1948. She worked for two years at Northwestern Bell as an operator. Gen married Leslie “Bud” Bradbury on July 19, 1951 at Detroit Lakes. They made their home at the Bradbury farm near Vergas, MN where they farmed until Bud’s passing in 1987. She then worked as a housekeeper at the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes until 2004.

During her time in the community, Gen became a naturalized citizen in 1953. She was a member of St. Paul’s Loon Lake Lutheran Church since the 1950’s, where she was involved in the LWML, a member of the Frazee-Vergas VFW Auxiliary and enjoyed dancing there with her husband. She was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leader, a 4H Leader and a member of the Agricultural Club in Becker County.

Gen is survived by six children, Lorin (Bonnie) Bradbury, Bethel, AK, Darrel (Joy) Bradbury, Houston, TX, Lowell (Jean) Bradbury, Vergas, MN, Patty (Tim) Gordon, Detroit Lakes, MN, Naomi (Chuck) Marchand, Lake Havasu City, AZ and Boyd (Sharal) Bradbury, Detroit Lakes, MN; 20 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bud; brother, William Haspel; half sisters, Eleanor Rosland and Rose Zeller.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or Heart Association.

Visitation: Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 from 5 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at David Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, MN.

Funeral: Saturday at 11 AM at St. Paul’s Loon Lake Church, Vergas with visitation one hour prior.

Burial: Bradbury Cemetery, Vergas.

Online: westfuneralhome.com

Arrangements with West Funeral Home, West Fargo & Casselton, ND.

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