Deane K. Bradfield

Sep 29, 2021
Bradfield, Deane 1


2:00 PM Monday, October 4 at Locke Funeral Home 


One hour prior to the service.


Elmwood Cemetery, Waterloo     


YMCA of Black Hawk County or Cedar Valley Hospice; Cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.


Deane K. Bradfield, 91, of Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.

He was born March 24, 1930, in Waterloo, son of Edward C. and Clara M. Ashley Bradfield. He graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1948. He attended Gates Business College in Waterloo then earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from University of South Florida.

Deane married Marlene Hey September 2, 1950, in Waterloo; she died September 17, 2007. He married Connie (Fox) Rasmussen July 2, 2008.

He worked for State Farm as an insurance agent for 56 years, retiring in 2011. Deane was a former member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Waterloo and longtime member of the YMCA where he served the board.

Deane is survived by his wife, Connie Bradfield of Cedar Falls; three sons, Scott Bradfield of Waterloo, Andy (Cindy) Bradfield of Omaha‚ NE, and Matt (Laura) Bradfield of Claremont‚ CA; two daughters, Julie (Howard) Hodson of Houston‚ TX, and Linda (Joel) Harris of Waterloo; 16 grandchildren, Christine, Elizabeth, Tim, Holly, Kayla, Jason, John, Caitlyn, Ian, Ainsley, Johna, Brenden, Brittney, Brycen, Blake, and Brenna; and one great-grandson, Dean Harris Law.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marlene Bradfield; an infant son, Kurt Bradfield; five brothers, Robert, William, Max, Richard, and Paul Bradfield; and four sisters, Ramona Wait, Rosalie Richards, Ruth McGovern, and Mary Estell.

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  1. Shawn Ohde | Oct 04, 2021
    I had the pleasure of meeting the Bradfield family when I was in junior high school. Deane & Marlene had a way of making you feel welcome, just as if you were part of their family. Whether it was throwing the football around, playing tennis, shooting baskets or getting to tag along to a Bradfield family reuion. Deane not only made it a fun time, but also a teachable moment as well. I’m greatful to have had the opportunity to see what it looked like to be a devoted husband, father, friend and have a great work ethic. Deane you will be missed, but your love for family & friends will live on through your children, grand children and great grand children for years to come. You’ve run the good race and finished strong. Thank you for being this example, to everyone you came in contact with! 
  2. CHUCK & SUE CROLL | Oct 03, 2021



  3. Kim McCowen | Oct 03, 2021
    My prayers are with you all - your dad was both a friend from Westminster and a neighbor when we lived on Edgemont.  I will be thinking of you in the days to come...  
  4. Scott Klinefelter | Oct 02, 2021


    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. The happy memories, laughs and smiles will overcome your sense of loss and tears. 

  5. Reid and Cathy Richards | Oct 02, 2021

    Scott, Julie, Linda, Andy and Matt

    Not many of us are blessed enough to have great parents, let alone having them as long as you had your dad.  Your mom’s life was way too short, so you understand.  They both brought you great blessings.

    Keep in mind that those we love don’t go away, they walk besides us still, every day.   The tears will turn to smiles with each memory.

    Congratulations to each of you and your families on being such a big part of their wonderful lives.  They are smiling at you, don’t forget to smile back.

    Connie, our sympathy goes out to you on your loss.  We wish you peace and love.




  6. Ben Burger | Oct 01, 2021
    Bradfield Family:  Deane is a very special man who touched us all.  Warm, generous and a great sense of humor.  We cherish those memories and send you deep condolences.
  7. Marv Dillavou | Oct 01, 2021
    Sorry to hear of Deans passing. I remember when my dad said there was a young guy he worked with at Rath Packing who was quitting Rath and starting to sell insurance. Dad was hopeful that the insurance business would work well for Deane and invited him to our home to start using him for our agent. All these years later we still have Bradfield insurance.
  8. Ronald Leibold | Oct 01, 2021
    Deane was a great gentleman.  I first met him in the early 70's and was our State Farm insurance agent until his retirement.  He helps us a great deal and grateful for his help.

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