Homer Bradshaw Obituary

Homer E. Bradshaw
Homer E. Bradshaw
Homer E. Bradshaw

January 4, 2005
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Homer E. Bradshaw, 90, passed away on January 4, 2005 at Wesley Acres Retirement Center. Homer was born in Des Moines on December 12, 1914, the son of Judge Charles S. and Ruth (Baker) Bradshaw.

Homer grew up in the Drake, Roosevelt area of Des Moines and graduated from Roosevelt High School. He then went on to the University of Iowa School of Law and became an attorney. After college, he joined the US Air Force and was a Lt. Colonel, stationed in North Africa and fighter pilot over Europe in WWII. During this time, he met his wife, Gertrude Jane Fuqua, who was a decoder during WWII. They married in 1943 and celebrated 60 years of marriage in August 2003.

After WWII, Homer practiced law as a corporate attorney for the Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave Law Firm until his retirement. Homer enjoyed his family, golfing, fishing, lake home on W. Okoboji, many pets and deep sea fishing in Baja, Mexico. He was also very active with various clubs in the Des Moines Community and loved helping others who were in need of assistance.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gertrude; brother, Charles; and sister, Helen Hotchkiss.

He is survived by his son, Edward F. (TJ) Bradshaw of Clive; his son, David B. (Pam) Bradshaw of Webster City; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 6 at Dunn's Funeral Home, 2121 Grand, Des Moines. A private graveside service will be held at Woodland Cemetery following the visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wesley Acres, Central Iowa Animal Rescue League or Hospice of Central Iowa.





Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Thursday, January 6, 2005
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Wesley Acres Good Samaritan Fund
3520 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Hospice of Central Iowa
401 Railroad Place
West Des Moines, IA 50265-4725