Brad A. Schwendiman
April 18, 1988 – September 10, 2020
Survived by parents, Lee and Kim; siblings: Derek (Geneva), Cory (Sadie), Ariel (Ernesto), Elise (Hunter), Marie (Kyle) and Amber; grandmothers, Kolene Briggs and Beth Schwendiman; nieces and nephews: Akaeylia, Kincade, Liam, Isla, Thorsten, Lucas and Hayes.
There’s not a person on this planet that has met our Brad and didn’t love him. He walked this earth in gentleness, with a heart full of love and open arms. His warm smile, always slightly crooked, could light up a room.
Brad loved so many of the little things in life. He appreciated nature, and the beauty of it. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle with buddies and hammocking under the stars. There was a peace there for him, but what he really loved was board games. Brad LOVED playing board games with his family and friends. He always had a new game for us to learn and he could play them for hours. He was so fun-loving.
Brad loved music and he had such good taste in it. He was never without his Spotify. He loved finding new songs and sharing them with those that would appreciate it. Any time he was in the car, that radio was under his command. His taste was beautiful and unique and reflected the deep soul that he possessed. His music was never thoughtless, but always carried a message which is just the way he was. He did everything with purpose and intent.
Brad loved his dog, Titus, and missed him more than anything. They would go on adventures or just lay in bed together. Brad needed that dog, but he needed Brad just as much. Titus was his best friend and we know that he’s glad to be with him now.
Brad enjoyed adventure: snowboarding, rock climbing, wake boarding, boating, kayaking. In fact, most of his injuries came from a number of these things, but it never stopped him from getting back up.
He loved his job at Costco, mostly working in the photo center which makes sense since he loved photos. He was a hard worker in every sense of the word and always created an environment of laughter and light-heartedness to keep the job fun.
Brad loved oatmeal cookies (without the raisins), Twizzlers, movies, going to the zoo, animals, sushi, sunsets, fireflies, Thai food, Lake Powell, his nieces and nephews, pepperoni pizza, Dr. Pepper, and video games. But, there’s one thing he loved, probably more than anything, that we’ll never forget and that was soccer. Playing soccer, watching soccer, talking about soccer and sharing that love with his brother and best friend, Cory.
Losing our beautiful, funny, kind Brad is such a hit to our family. We will feel his absence every day and we’ll always see him in the little things he so enjoyed. We’re grateful for the time we had with him on this earth and will continue to spread his legacy through kindness and love for all.
Our family expresses sincere gratitude for the outpouring of love, support, sympathy & prayers in our behalf. It makes tough times like these a little more bearable and we thank you !
VISITATION: We invite all to come Friday evening Sep-18 from 6-8pm to say goodbye to Brad and visit with family members if you so desire. This will take place at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 17606 Spaulding St (just off West Maple St ). Maintaining social distancing and wearing face coverings are recommended. Ushers will provide direction & instruction as you enter the building.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Following church building guidelines due to Covid, seating is limited for the Funeral services being held Saturday morning Sep-19 at 10am at the same location noted above. We ask that all those that knew Brad well to please come and join us including his Winter Quarters YSA Ward family, co-workers, and all his friends along with family members and invited guests.
We understand that there are many that would like to participate in support of family members, and we ask that do so by viewing the live stream provided by the mortuary. Please go to HeafeyHeafey.com at 10am CST and click on the [View Live Cast] button in the top right corner of the landing page, then page down to search for Brad’s name.
INTERMENT: Prospect Hill Cemetery.