Went to be with the Lord Saturday morning, August 11, 2012 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born August 3, 1931 the son of Millard and Grace (Allen) Gardinier in Marshall, MI. Bradford was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1954 in Japan and Korea. He worked for the Department of Natural Resources for 30 years from 1956-1984. He loved harness racing, hunting, fishing, going to the fairs, and just enjoyed being around and talking to people. He is survived by a daughter, Brenda (Dan) Weston; 3 grandchildren, Tyler (Jen) Weston, Bryce Weston and Ross Weston; and 3 great-grandchildren all of Wisconsin. Also surviving is his long time companion and best friend, Deanna Elliott; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm Friday, August 17, at Ft. Custer National Cemetery with full military honors (please meet in assembly area by 1:50pm). Visitation will be on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Galesburg Chapel, 145 W. Battle Creek St. Memorials may be directed to the West Michigan Cancer Center or the Kalamazoo Humane Society.