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Brad L. Emanuelson

Published: Friday, March 1, 2013 6:25 p.m. CDT

ESSEX, Ill. — Mr. Brad L. Emanuelson, 28, of Essex, Ill., passed away suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, due to injuries suffered in an ATV accident.

Born Aug. 21, 1984, in Morris, Brad was a member of the Laborer’s Union, Local #75 in Joliet, Ill. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed participating in any kind of off-road motorsport.

Brad enjoyed spending time at the South Wilmington Fireman’s Club and the South Wilmington Sportsman’s Club.

Survivors include his parents, Wanda (Wren) Emanuelson and Rick Emanuelson, both of Essex; two brothers, Eric (Melissa) Emanuelson and Brett Emanuelson, both of Essex; one sister, Tiffany Emanuelson of Essex; three nephews, Derrick, Dylan and Drew Emanuelson; maternal grandparents, Elmer and Janice Wren of South Wilmington, Ill.; his girlfriend, Lacie Zingre of South Wilmington, Ill.; and numerous aunt, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Bill Emanuelson and Sylvia and Henry Watters; and his life-long friend, A.J. Serena.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. & Crematory, Braidwood Chapel.

Interment will be at Braceville-Gardner Cemetery in Braceville, Ill.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, March 4.

Condolences to the family can be shared online at

R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood, is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call (815) 458-2336 or visit the website

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