Bradford Bachelder

Share This Obituary

Make a Memorial Donation

Tributes.com partners with over 100 national charities. It's easy and secure.


Memories & Candles

“Rest in peace Brad. I used to visit you on Chicago drive when I was taking gunsmith classes. ”
1 of 24 | Posted by: matt farage - grattan, MI

2 of 24 | Posted by: matt farage - grattan, MI

“Our prayers to all RIP childhood neighbor ”
3 of 24 | Posted by: Kay Slusser/Pitsch - Zephyrhills, FL

“We are so sadden to hear of Brad's passing. I pray the Lord will give you and your family peace, comfort and strength that only he can give in this...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Bob and Lynette Pleiss - Naples, FL

“Lori, I am so sad to hear of Brad's passing. He was a great guy and a wonderful talent. Brad touched many lives and we all share in your loss. My...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Garth Gustafson - Wilmette, IL

“Brad, we go way back. Remember those days at Woodcliff, man we were good. I am so sorry of your loss but godspeed to the nearest gun shop. John Green ”
6 of 24 | Posted by: John Green - Ocala, FL

“Lori and Parker, I'm so sorry to hear of Brad's passing. Beyond being a talented gunsmith he was always a great guy. During the 36 years that I...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Jeff Stegmeier - Grand Rapids, MI

“Our prayers are with you and your family. ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: Frank. A. Russo - Grandville, MI

“Lori, Parker, and family,I am so very sorry to learn of Brad's passing. May your memories carry you through this sad time. He was a wonderful man who...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Bill Green - Ada, MI

“Our sincere condolences to Lori and family. Vance & Bonnie Henretty ”
10 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“carson,allison and family - may the lord be with in your sorrow and grief. ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: Steve Ronda - Jenison, MI

“Lori,God bless you and your family at this time of loss. Brad was a great guy and a top shelf gunsmith. He reworked some of my Browning's and always...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Clayt VanAmburgh - Lowell, MI

“LoriSo sorry to hear about Brad. Our condolences and prayers are with you and your family. I'm still in Naples or would be at the serviceDon DeLuca ”
13 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathy to your family at such a difficult time. May you find some comfort and peace from the God of all comfort.2Co.1:3 ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: DD - GA

“Brad was a true gentleman and a unique artisan of gunsmithing. He was unfailingly polite and always had time for his clients despite the overwhelming...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Mark Vollinger - Rancho Mirage, CA

“Lori ,Parker and Carson and Family....Sorry for your loss, I liked Brad a lot and his compassion for fine double guns, I knew him since the early...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: martin angers - wyoming, MI

“My Sincere condolences to the family for your loss. May you find comfort in your wonderful memories and the God of all comfort. (2 Cor. 1:2,3) ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“I've had many dealings with Brad through his business over the years. I thoroughly enjoyed every conversation I had with Brad. His craftsmanship on...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Paul Ehlers - CO

“Brad was a well known double gun restoration master, that served a group of collectors, historians, and sportsmen of American side by side...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Jay Baskette - Burke, VA

“I always enjoyed my conversation with Brad when I came into his shop. He was a good man. ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Roger Byrd - Gobles, MI - friend

“Lori, Elaine and I are so sorry to learn of Brad's passing. I hope the love and support of family and friends helps you through this sad passage in...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Garry Gordon - Greentop, MO

22 of 24 | Posted by: Marcia Pearce - Rockford, MI

“Lori, Parker and family,so sorry for your loss. A great many of us have been touched by Brad's talent and friendship. ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Brett Hoop - Hickory, PA - friend

24 of 24 | Posted by: Brett Hoop - Hickory, PA

Bradford passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Bradford was a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan at the time of passing.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 26, 11 AM, at Zaagman Memorial Chapel (2800 Burton St. SE). Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 25 from 3-7 PM at Zaagman's as well as one hour prior to the service on Monday from 10-11 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Hunt of a Lifetime (Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation, PO Box 241, Harborcreek, PA 16421) or Kelloggsville Sportsperson's Club (610 52nd St. SE, Kentwood 49548).