Harley Bradley Jr.

Harley L. Bradley Jr. of Cedar Grove passed away on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at the age of 77.

He was born in Melrose Park, Ill, to Harley Sr. and Freida (Magsin) Bradley on Feb. 2, 1945.

He married Jessie Zielinski on Aug. 16, 1975.

  Harley worked at Hobo’s Korner Kitchen, St. Francis Borgia School and a School Sisters of Notre Dame facility in Mequon. He ultimately retired from the Cedar Grove-Belgium School District after 11 years of dedicated service.

He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR and Plymouth dirt track racing. Harley loved playing with his grandchildren, cutting grass, his daily lunches at Mary’s Country Grove and spending time with his constant companion Scout (his dog).

Those left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife Jessie and their children Megan Bradley and Sean (Chelsea) Bradley;  Megan and Sean’s siblings Louis Bradley, Anthony (Joy) Bradley, Tonya Stewart and  Christopher and George Bradley; grandchildren Collin, Grace, Carter, Anabelle, Madison, Tatum, Jaxon, Ashley and Brody; Harley’s siblings Robert (Elaine) Bradley, Shirley (Richard) Deckard and Barbara (Roland) Carter; and mother-in-law Betty Zielinski. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Louis Bradley; siblings Edward Bradley, Beatrice (Raymond) Rezek, Herbert (Nancy) Bradley, Donald (Barbara) Bradley, William Bradley and Duane Bradley; father-in-law Jerome Zielinski; and sister-in-law Christine (William) Crossman.

A funeral service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Eernisse Funeral Home, 171 N. Royal Ave., Belgium, WI 53004. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.   

Harley will be laid to rest at Lakefield Cemetery in Grafton.

Harley’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Cedar Grove Gardens and Preceptor Home Health and Hospice for their care and support.

Eernisse Funeral Home of Belgium is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.



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