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William J. Bradtke

November 27, 1950 ~ April 21, 2021 (age 70)


William J. Bradtke, 70, of Barrington, passed away unexpectedly on April 21, 2021. He was born on November 27, 1950, the son of Joseph and Adeline Bradtke (nee Wysynski), and grew up in Niles, Illinois before moving to Palatine and then Barrington.

Bill received a BS in Marketing and an MBA in Production Management from Northern Illinois University where he met his wife, Michelle (nee Konet) of 45 years. He was a devoted father to Allison and dear uncle, cousin and friends to many.

Bill will be remembered for his love of food (especially Oreos), his commitment to physical fitness, love of traveling, music and his love/hate relationship with the Chicago professional sports teams. He was a true animal lover, and spent several years as a volunteer at Save-a-Pet’s original shelter in Palatine. His love of animals resulted in him being the proud pet father to: Sasha, Flash, Sir Lancelot, Nikki, Cleocatra, Purrcy and the occasional grand cat, Mocha.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 10:30 am at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 647 Dundee Avenue, Barrington.

Seating inside the church is by invitation only due to COVID, but the service will be streamed at the St. Michael's website:

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Save-a-Pet Animal Shelter, Grayslake, Illinois,




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Memorial Service
May 3, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
647 Dundee Avenue
Barrington, IL 60010

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