Bradford Dale Stuttz, K/75 Ranger, passed away December 23, 2018

Bradford Dale Stuttz


NEWPORT, Minn. – Bradford Dale Stuttz, age 71, of Newport, Minn., passed away suddenly on Dec. 23, 2018, at the University of Minn­esota Hospital due to a heart condition.
He was born Nov. 20, 1947, in Hudson, Mich., and grew up in Lenawee County. He was drafted and served in the U.S. Army 75th Ranger Infantry in Vietnam (Agent Orange), receiving two Bronze Stars among many other honorable awards. He was honorably discharged in 1974.
He was known for his love of music, as “Bad Brad,” playing guitar; fishing; and riding his motorcycle. He worked at Abbey Care for 15 years taking caring of others.
He is survived by three siblings, Jim, Richard and Dalet Stuttz, all of Lenawee County; one daughter, Lindy (Rod) Helm; and four grandchildren, Pvt. Collin, Zachary, Alaina and Joshua Helm, all of Attica, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Thelma, on Dec. 17, 2018, and his father, Dale Stuttz, on Oct. 10, 2014, both of Eben Junction, Mich.; and his uncle, William Stuttz, on Nov. 3, 2017, of Hudson
A graveside service is planned for 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Lunch will be provided after the service. Memorial contributions may be directed to his daughter, Lindy Helm, 4455 William St., Attica, MI 48414, to help the family with funeral costs and expenses.

Published in The Daily Telegram on Jan. 12, 2019