Bradley B. "Brad" Aeschliman, 64, of Sparland passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017 in Peoria. Bradley was born on July 6, 1953 to August L. and Marian (Pape) Aechliman in West Union, IA. He married Sheryl A. Braasch on October 14, 2000 in Dunlap. She survives. Also surviving is: one son, Jacob L. (Rachel) Aeschliman of Fortson, GA; two step-sons, James R. (Jodee) Best of Fort Madison, IA and William E. Best of Chillicothe; one step-daughter, April (Cary) Lehman of Naperville; one brother, Randy L. Aeschliman of Peoria; one sister, Pam S. (Scott) Carson of Chillicothe; two grandchildren, Cooper and Emily Aeschliman; six step-grandchildren, Chase Best, Brett Starks, Brady Best, Savannah Best, Taylor Lehman, and Cole Lehman; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one niece, Abbey. Brad was a facility engineer at Caterpillar, retiring after 42 years. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, the Chicago Cubs, his friends, and especially John Wayne. Brad will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather. Friends and relatives are invited to a Celebration of Life for Bradley at the American Legion Post #9 on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Brad's online memorial may be viewed at www.weberhurdfuneralhome.com.
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