Rosemarie Bradford, 93, of South Bend, IN, passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021. Rosemarie was born in Washburn, Iowa, on March 3, 1928, to the late Joseph and Mary (Levenz) Kraemer. In 1949, she married Charles Blevins who preceded her in death in 1954. On August 19, 1961, she married the late Charles Bradford who preceded her in death on August 7, 2019. Also preceding her in death is her son, Eric Blevins and a granddaughter, Kara Bradford. Rosemarie is survived by her sons, Charles Blevins, Alan Blevins, Karl Bradford, and John Bradford; grandchildren, Robert Blevins, Mylissa Carstens, Stuart Didsbury, Jason Blevins, Nicole Bradford, Emily Bradford, Linnea Bradford, Emma Hux and Nicholas Hux; great-grandchildren, Cole Blevins, Paige Blevins, Griffin Blevins and Phoenix Beech; brothers, Robert Kraemer and Paul Kraemer.
Rosemarie received 3 degrees including a master’s degree and worked as a teacher in the South Bend Community School Corporation for 23 years before retiring in 1992.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am, Thursday, September 16th at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Mishawaka with visitation 1 hour prior at the church. Rosemarie will be laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Rosemarie’s name to St. Labre Indian School, 1000 Tongue River Rd., Ashland, MT 59003 or Red Cloud Indian School, 100 Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD 57770.
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