William Edgar Brady

Born: Tue., Jun. 8, 1926
Died: Mon., Sep. 10, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Sep. 16, 2018
Location: N. William St. Location

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Sep. 17, 2018
Location: Sunnyside Presbyterian

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 William E. Brady

June 8, 1926 - Sept. 10, 2018

SOUTH BEND, IN - William Edgar Brady, 92, of South Bend died peacefully Monday, September 10 in his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born June 8, 1926 in Los Angeles, CA to the late Huldah (Hobart) and Leland C. Brady and had lived in South Bend most of his life. On April 7, 1951 in South Bend, he married Shirley J. Wagner who preceded him in death in 2006. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Taylor Dodds; and his brother, Leland C. Brady, Jr. He is survived by his daughters, Kathe Boarman (James) of Houston, TX, Janann “Jan” Hershberger (Thomas) of South Bend, and Janine “Jean” Stopczynski (John) of Mishawaka; seven grandchildren, Amy Martin (Ryan), Matt Boarman, Julie Herndon (David), Kara Sinders (Paul), Travis Hershberger (Miranda), and Ashleigh Moore (Kyle), and 10 great-grandchildren.

Bill was an amazing husband, father, and grandfather, who dearly loved his family. He graduated from Northwestern University after serving in the Army during World War II, and then attended the University of Michigan where he received a master's degree. He went on to teach French, speech, and drama at John Adams High School as well as direct plays and musicals until his retirement in 1988. 

He enjoyed playing cards, his bridge groups, and gardening as well as teaching French, and participating in line dancing at Forever Learning. An active member in Sunnyside Church, choir, and bell choir, he attended there for over 50 years. Active in his neighborhood as well, he was president of the homeowner's association.

The family would like to thank Pastor Jamie Miller of Sunnyside Presbyterian Church as well as his dedicated caregivers at the end, Sara, Bonnie, Katie, Tierra, and Viri for their care and compassion. 

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 17 (with visitation 1 hour prior to the service) at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, with Rev. James Miller officiating. Graveside services and burial will follow in Southlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 16 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 521 N. William St., South Bend.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, 115 S. Francis St., South Bend, IN 46617 or Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Pl., Mishawaka, IN 46545. Family and friends may leave email condolences at www.welsheimer.com.

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Sue Fries (Stewart)
   Posted Thu September 13, 2018
Your dad and I always hugged when we saw each other, such a kind soul and your mom was just as special. Jan, and family many prayers and keep baking those cookies barefoot! in his honor.

Karin Taylor
   Posted Fri September 14, 2018
My heartfelt condolences to you, Kathe, Jan and Jean and your families. I am so sorry I cannot be at the services. I always will remember your Dad as a dear friend, good dancer, fabulous French teacher and a neighbor with the most beautiful garden.
Thank you again, Jean, for keeping me informed through this trying time.
All the very best to you all

Mary Lou Newbold/Metzger
   Posted Sun September 16, 2018
Kathe,Jan,Jean and your families ...

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I have such wonderful memories of him and your mom. It’s so hard to lose parents, even when we know it is inevitable. Wish I could have been there to help celebrate your Dads wonderful life. I am sure both of our parents are together in heaven and happy with how all of our lives turned out. Hugs to you my childhood friends. Please know you are all in my prayers... Love, Mary Lou

Ted Manier
   Posted Sun September 16, 2018
My condolences to the friends and family of Mr. Brady. I attended Adams High School in the late 1970s, and Mr. Brady was my French teacher and the director of most of the plays that I participated in while in high school. Some of my fondest memories in high school were spent either in his french class, or in the plays that he directed. He also directed the Firefly production where I met my wife in 1985. He was a kind and gentle man, and I'm sorry to hear of his passing.

Babs Maz
   Posted Sun September 16, 2018
Dear Brady’s
I am so sorry about your dad. It was my special privilege to teach at Adams with him. He had so many of the same students that I had. It was also my delight to know his children. My deepest prayers are with all his children and grandchildren. May he Rest In Peace.
Babs Maza

Marci Barnbrook Farron
   Posted Fri September 21, 2018
Dear Kathe, Jan, Jean and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Our parents shared so many wonderful memories from all their years in SBCC together and their love of bridge. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this sorrowful time.