Rev. Lawrence Bradt Obituary

Rev. Lawrence N. Bradt

December 21, 1966 - December 22, 2020


Rev. Lawrence Nolan Bradt, 54, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born December 21, 1966, in San Antonio, Texas, son of Barry Bradt and Teresa (Crego) Bradt. He and Deanna Carlson were married October 15, 1985 in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Bradt was baptized on Feb. 28, 1971 at Zion Lutheran Church in Schnectady, NY and was confirmed on June 12, 1994 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wichita Falls, TX. He graduated from Harbor Creek High School in Harbor Creek, PA. He served in the United States Air Force from 1985 until he was honorably discharged in 2005. Bradt received a Masters of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana and was ordained in 2003. He was serving as pastor at Immanuel, New Wells and serving as vacancy pastor at St. John, Pocahontas. He also served as Boy Scout Chaplin at Camp Chief Little Turtle in Indiana. Bradt was a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains while working at the Department of Public Safety at Southeast Missouri State University and was a founding member of Perry County Lutheran Chorale.

Loving survivors include his wife of 35 years, Deanna, a daughter, Alicia Bradt of Jackson, a son, Adam (Megan) Bradt of Jackson, mother, Teresa Crego of Erie, PA., a half-brother, Eric Kunschke of California, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Bradt was preceded in death by his father, Barry, and a brother, Richard.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 304 County Road 316, New Wells, MO 63768 or to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 158 Little Street, Pocahontas, MO 63779.


Service Information for 12/28/20:

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Wells
304 County Road 516 | New Wells, MO 63732
Rev. Thomas Handrick officiating with Rev. Wayne Schwiesow assisting.

Visitation  10a.m.-12p.m.
Funeral Service 12p.m.
Internment to follow with full military honors

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