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Kerri Ann Bradford of Riverside

Kerri Ann Bradford, nee Koscik age 41 of Riverside, Illinois, formerly of Chicago and Richton Park, passed from this world in the early morning on September 5, 2020. Kerri was a doting mother, caring and loved wife, beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and niece, and friend to many. She leaves a legacy of perseverance and living life to its fullest no matter the challenges. Kerri is survived by her husband Mark Albert Bradford (41) also of Riverside, Illinois, formerly of Chicago and Glen Carbon, IL; her son Ryan Alexander Bradford (7); her parents Richard A. Koscik and Nancy J. Koscik, nee Erwin of New Lenox, Illinois; brother Scott M. Koscik and sister-in-law Joellyn Koscik, nee Tendy of Homer Glen, Illinois; nephew Jason Koscik; and uncle and aunt Robert and Linda Koscik of Downers Grove, Illinois. Kerri earned a master’s degree in early childhood education from the Erikson Institute in Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana where she was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority. She was an active member of the Riverside Junior Woman’s Charity where she had served terms as an officer of the club and chaired and co-chaired numerous committees. She was involved in Riverside Pack 24 Cub Scouts where she served as an assistant leader and helped organize events. She previously served as the leader of combined Girl Scout Troops 1123 and 1321 in Chicago, Illinois where she was also actively involved in leadership of the service unit.

Visitation Friday, September 11th, 3:00pm-9:00pm at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home 2447 S. DesPlaines Avenue, North Riverside. Funeral service and interment private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kerri’s remembrance to the Comprehensive Transplant Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Donations to the Comprehensive Transplant Center may be made under the Comprehensive Transplant Center fund, noting Kerri’s name, at the following website https://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/giving/ or Riverside Pack 24 Cub Scouts to pack24riverside@gmail.com via PayPal.

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I grew up in Richton Park with Kerri. We were at U of I at the same time and then both wound up being Riverside residents. There arent many people in my life who I can say have known me since I was 5, but shes on the list. She was a beautiful person and I am so saddened to hear she passed. Her family is in my prayers.

Aaron Sweeney Sep 19 2020 8:44 PM

I am so very sad to hear about Kerris passing. I have been her hairstylist for quite a few years. I enjoyed seeing her in my chair & Loved our conversations. Her son was the light of her life. My heart & prayers go out to Ryan, Mark, & the rest of her family. Rest In Peace Beautiful Kerri

Rebecca Tejack Sep 18 2020 10:20 PM

Our prayers, sympathy, and love to Mark and family. We are sorry to hear of your loss. Aaron, Julie, & Gabriel

The Fish Family Sep 11 2020 8:48 AM

I know we lost touch after high school, but it was heartbreaking hearing that Kerri was no longer with us. Being neighbors, I considered her my best friend growing up. I will cherish the memories of the hours playing together and our adventures in the neighborhood and will keep her husband and son in my prayers. She will be greatly missed.

Shelley Moreno Sep 10 2020 8:44 AM

Kerri, you are a wonderful person and fellow Girl Scout leader. I remember you. I am saddened at your passing.

lily gulik Sep 9 2020 10:09 PM

Kerris kindness and innate goodness will be missed by anyone that knew her. The world was made better by her very existence. She continually handled with dignity and grace all the trials and health difficulties she was dealt. Kerris legacy will live on through the beautiful son she created with her wonderful husband. There will be a large void without Kerris presence, however heaven will be made an even better place with her arrival.

Cheryl & Gerald Hill Sep 9 2020 5:48 PM

I met Kerri a few times over several years through book club. Kerri had a wry charm and an uncommon perspective on life which made her a treasure to hear from in our discussions. I know she especially loved her family, her home and being a mom. I will long remember her smile, her candor and her self-awareness.

Julia San Fratello Sep 9 2020 10:19 AM

So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman. Condolences Mark!

Barb Crowder Sep 9 2020 8:55 AM

Kerri is one of the best human beings Ive ever known. She was always a bright light for me as a fellow educator, Girl Scout leader and Blackhawks fan.

Katie McKnight Troop20320 Sep 9 2020 8:18 AM

Our sympathies at the loss of your beautiful wife.

Diane Lafikes Sep 9 2020 12:44 AM

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