Brad A. Schwendiman

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 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.




  • Christian Shupe Posted September 13, 2020 12:44 pm

    What an amazing crew Brad has behind him. I’m sending light and love to all of you as you grieve this devastating loss. May you find solace in knowing Brad has found the serenity he’s been searching for. Stay strong and unite with love in your hearts. God bless the Schwendiman’s and especially Cory, I love you dearly my friend. Chin up homie. Brad, I’m going to miss you bro. Pokémon is on when I get back…
    -with all of my love,
    Christian Shupe

  • Gus and Rita Whitehead Posted September 13, 2020 1:50 pm

    We are so very sorry to hear about Brad’s passing. He sounds like such a wonderful person and will be missed so much. Please know that we have all of you in our hearts and our prayers as you go through this sorrowful time. Our love to you,
    Gus and Rita Whitehead

  • Heidi Naylor Posted September 13, 2020 6:51 pm

    Dearest Schwendimans. Our hearts are truly broken. When we all found out we shed some tears of love. Best of memories we have with you all and your family. From the endless ward functions and Kim being Nics second mom along with Elise and Marie’s partners in crime. (Eating school snacks ). I always chuckle when I think of the three of them. But Brad always had a grin and the sweetest way about him. But you always wondered what him and Cory were up to. Teasing the sisters mainly. We love and so wish we were physically there to give you the biggest hugs. Please know how much all the Naylor’s love and miss you guys.

  • Peter and Sheena Joyce Posted September 13, 2020 7:25 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss, Schwendiman family. Although we did not know Brad personally, we enjoyed reading this beautiful obituary, and we send our love and condolences.

  • Annette Hogg Posted September 14, 2020 5:13 am

    Brad we will miss your smile and warmth.

  • Jill Brezack Posted September 14, 2020 1:04 pm

    We love you Schwendiman Family. Thank you for loving our son. For being there for him…
    We love Brad. We will always hold a special place in our hearts for the best roommate our son could wish for. Brad was always there for Trevor. I pray Heavenly Father will continue to let Brad be by Trevor’s side till they meet again at the feet of our Beloved Savior. Reunited in friendship and brotherhood. God be with you Brad, till we meet again…

  • Linda Branigan Posted September 14, 2020 3:52 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss,I didn’t know brad real well but he always had a smile and a hello, very nice young man, costco will miss him photo will never be the same. We’ve lost a part of our costco family.god be with you all

  • Mike & Debbie Kellogg Posted September 14, 2020 4:29 pm

    We are heart broken of your family’s loss. Know that we are here for you always.
    Love The Kellogg’s

  • Debbie Welch Posted September 15, 2020 3:11 pm

    So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers.

  • Mary Beck Posted September 15, 2020 3:31 pm

    Our hearts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

  • Meredith Williams Posted September 19, 2020 7:25 am

    I am so sorry to hear this, my love and condolences to the Schwendiman family! Brad was not only my ministering brother but also a great, caring friend who shared my love of musicals. Rest in Peace my dear friend, you will be missed.

  • Suzanne K Young Posted September 19, 2020 10:35 am

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss of your amazing son. We are so grateful that Brent was blessed to have Brad as a good friend all these years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Beautiful service.

  • Karen and Doug Rose Posted September 19, 2020 10:55 am

    True is the phrase that no parent should be required to say goodbye to their child. We know that Brad is in a much better place in the arms of a loving Father. Our hearts go out to you in this time of grief and sorrow and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. No platitudes can sooth, no Balm of Gilead can take away the pain. We love and send our sincerest condolences.

  • Tyler Hardman Posted September 20, 2020 2:13 am

    I am one of many people whose life was profoundly impacted by Brad. His loyalty, kindness, un-judgmental receptiveness made him a truly unique man. I have yet to find a single soul who doesn’t love and admire Brad. He died leaving behind no guile, resentment, or enemies of any kind. Few people can say the same.

    Brad, I love you, buddy. You’re heart was always a little too big for this small little planet of ours. I’ll see you on the other side, old friend…in the meantime, rest easy.

    You friend,


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