He was born April 13, 1944, the son of Walton and Alys (Wilkinson) Klingaman in Wolf Lake, Ind. On Nov. 15, 1964, he married Judy A. Elliott in North Manchester, Ind.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Klingaman, Cromwell; Lori (Grant) Sparks of Chanhassen, MN, Jandi (Scott) Lazar, Cromwell, Ind., Carrie (Kevin) Cooksey, Silver Lake, Ind., Noel (Dawn) Klingaman, Ligonier, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; numerous nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law: Robert Kohnen and a brother and sister-in-law: William and Ruth Ann Elliott.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters: Beverly Maggart, Judith Klingaman, and Sharon Kohnen.
Bradley was a lifelong farmer and a retired Sparta Township Firefighter. He had also produced maple syrup with his family since 1967.
A funeral service will be held on at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier. Celebrant Larry Baker will officiate.
Family and friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday Dec. 4 and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. prior to the service on Friday at Yeager Funeral Home.
A private cremation committal will take place at Legacy Cremation and Remembrance Center in Ligonier. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, Sparta Township Fire Dept., West Noble FFA, or ALS.
Yeager Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.yeagerfuneralhome.com.