Bradley Allan Leverton, age 66 of Blue Mounds died on Friday, January 22, 2021 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. He was born on May 28, 1954 in Freeport, Illinois, the youngest son of Franklin & Marjorie (Beecher Gerber) Leverton. Brad grew up in Warren, Illinois, attending Warren grade and high school, graduating in 1972. Brad was a semi-truck driver for his whole life, early on for Janlin Plastics of Mount Horeb for many years, and later retiring from Fed-Ex Freight in the spring of 2018. In March of 1974 he married Merrie Brown and they had two children and lived in Warren, Illinois. He later married Mary Ryser on October 14, 1989 in Madison and together they had one child. They settled in Blue Mounds. Brad loved golfing and trout fishing with his friends. Years back “Skip” was a training officer for the Warren Fire Department and retired from the department. He loved going to his grandchildren’s sporting events and being with family. Brad loved traveling, from going on exploratory drives to cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean, Jamaica and Dominican Republic. He loved mowing lawns and doing things for others. He loved watching the Cubs and Bears.
Brad is survived by his wife, Mary Leverton of Blue Mounds; three children, Angela (Josh) Daughenbaugh of Monroe, Josh (Kristi) Leverton of Warren and Kayla (Ben) Fargo of Sauk City; eight grandchildren, Samantha (Riley) Mobry, Jadie, Jace, Jaxson and Oakley Daughenbaugh, and Gavin, Jack and Sophie Leverton; one brother Terry (Winnie) Leverton of Bloomington, Illinois; a sister-in-law Cathy Leverton of Bloomington, Illinois; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Rick, and his father-in-law Werner Ryser.
A short public time of brief family visiting wearing masks and social distancing for those who wish to attend will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 5 to 6 PM at Blanchard Hall, 206 South Main Street in Blanchardville. Due to concerns over COVID the family will be holding private services.
A livestream of the private prayer service will be shared on the Saether Funeral Service Facebook page
on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at around 4:00 PM
The family is looking forward to holding a celebration of Brad’s life to be planned this summer after they hope it is safe considering COVID, celebrating his life in true to “Virg” fashion with Spotted Cow, cocktails and live music. Saether Funeral Service of Blanchardville is assisting the family. Online memories and condolences can be shared with the family at saetherfuneralservice.com.
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