E. E. "Joe" Bredeson

E. E. “Joe” Bredeson, 96, of Greenville, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio.

Joe was born November 20, 1920 on a farm Near Madison, Wisconsin, to the late Carl and Jennie (Anfinson) Bredeson.

In addition to his parents, Joe is preceded in death by his wife Denise Bredeson, a brother, Glenn Bredeson and an half brother, Albert Kvammen.
Joe attended the University of Wisconsin prior to joining the United States Army. While in Europe, serving in the Army (101st Airborne Division), he received both the Purple Heart and the Silver Star medals during the invasion of Normandy. It was during his time in Europe, he met and married his wife, Denise Charpentier. After returning to the states in 1946, he began to work with Swift & Co. (ag-chem division) serving in several managerial positions with his final position in Greenville, Ohio. Joe is a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Greenville.

Joe is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jack Allen (Debbie) Bredeson of Union, Ohio; his daughter and son-in-law, Maxine Patricia (Robert) DeBard of Ninety-Six, South Carolina; his grandchildren, Lori Robb of Orlando, Florida, Rob DeBard of Hollywood, California, Matthew Bredeson and Jonathan Bredeson both of Union, Ohio; his great grandchildren, Lilly and Leah Gringeri of Orlando, Florida.

Family and Friends may visit on Saturday, September 9,2017 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the funeral home with Pastor Dale Boeger officiating. Burial will be in Abbottsville Cemetery with graveside military honors conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or to First Assembly of God. 7219 St, Rt. 118, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

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