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Bradley Elmer Hemmeger, 23, Greentown, passed away Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Kokomo. He was born April 17, 1994, in Kokomo. He was the son of Jeffrey Todd Hemmeger and Kimberly Ann (Butcher) Herr.
Brad was a 2013 graduate of Western High School. He worked for Chrysler Corporation in the Casting Plant in 9-speed Trim since 2013. He was a member of First Congregational Christian Church. Brad loved working out, playing basketball, tennis, and golf, along with hunting, and camping. He also loved to fish at the lake with his grandpa Jerry and adored his two nieces. Brad was considered the life of the party and a prankster who loved to make people laugh. He looked forward to getting together with family and friends, showing off his skills as the "grill master", playing Cornhole, and Beer Pong. Brad had a giving spirit and enjoyed supporting We Care.
Brad is survived by his mother, Kim (Mark) Herr; father, Jeff Hemmeger; siblings, Nathan (Krista) Steward, Tatum Hemmeger, Nicole (Samuel) Verbosky, Abigail Hemmeger, Ryan (Meghan) Herr and Nathan Herr; nieces, Hazel and Vera Verbosky; nephew, Hudson Herr; grandmothers, Barbara Shearer, and Karen Caylor; grandfather, Jim (Michele) Butcher; aunts and uncles, Jim (Crystal) Butcher, Susan (Ernie) Cottingham, Julie (Jesse III) Broomfield, Scott (Lisa) Hemmeger and Susan (Cartwright) Ellis, along with many special cousins; great-aunts and uncles; and special friends. He will also be miss by special friend, Quinlyn Hochstedler.
Brad was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jerry Caylor and Elmer "Tug" Hemmeger; great-uncle, Earl Hemmeger; and stepgrandfather, Jim Shearer.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at First Congregational Church, 505 W. Mulberry St., with Pastor Jon Tice officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Greentown. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Brad's memory to We Care, 519 N. Main Street, Kokomo, IN 46901. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on October 26, 2017
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