Robert William Bradburn, age 55 of Osceola, entered into the joys of Heaven on March 9, 2023 where he can now enjoy the water of life. Bob was born November 24, 1967, in South Bend, Indiana to the late Robert Jo Bradburn and Kristine (Barber) Nutting-Bradburn. He attended Clay High School in South Bend and later enlisted in the US Army where he served his country honorably. On July 29, 1995, he married Ann Marie Bytner and they celebrated 27 years of marriage.
Surviving are his children Michael (Jeanine) Murray of Mishawaka, Nicholas (fiance Richelle) Murray of South Bend, Amber (fiance Brad) Murray of Osceola, Holly Murray of Mishawaka, Tracy Bradburn of Osceola, Tyler (Audrey) Bradburn of Mishawaka and Hannah Bradburn of Elkhart. Surviving as well are 14 grandchildren: Jordan, Michael Jr., Miley, Jacelynn, Maddox, Brennan, Brayden, Brielle, Elliot, Hayden, Ayla, Axel, Everiana, Ja'Koi and his grand-dogs Lo Lo, and Layla. Surviving as well is his great-great grandson, Christopher, and another great-great grandchild due this Summer. Also surviving is his Precious Mama Brenda Bradburn,who was his loving best friend of South Bend and his sisters Karol (Paul) Hill of Osceola and Allison (Dean) Anderson of South Bend. Along with many nieces and nephews and family and friends whom he loved all so much.He was preceded in death by his brother, Billy Bradburn and father Robert Jo.
There will be a celebration of Bob's life at a later date. Cruz Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Osceola has been entrusted with his care.
Bob was employed as a Union bricklayer and mason with Casteel Construction for several years where he helped build numerous well-known buildings in the Michiana area. Created B&B Home Care where he assisted on site and helped manage the business with his son Tyler. His sense of humor, work ethic and friendly demeanor left an impression on everyone he met. In his spare time, Bob enjoyed listening to music, entertaining the grand kids,organizing his extensive collection of shoes, watching Notre Dame sports and in younger years riding his motorcycles.
Bob loved his family, especially his grandbabies with whom he enjoyed spending time fishing and camping. He was the provider and protector of his family and prayed over them daily. His love of the Lord was tremendous, and he was bold in his faith, praying for others constantly, even as his own health was failing. He was the family rock.
In his memory, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. To light a virtual candle, share a story of Bob's life, or leave a message of comfort for his family, please follow the links provided on the Tribute Wall above.
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