Bradley Todd Waller, 67, of Boston, Massachusetts, was born in Osceola, Iowa, on Sept. 22, 1953, to Doyle and Berniel Waller. His family moved to a farm outside Weldon, Iowa, in his childhood where he helped on the family farm.
He attended Clarke Community High School in Osceola where he graduated in 1971. He was an active member of 4-H Club, where he was elected state secretary for one term. He attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where he achieved a bachelors degree in political science. While in college, Brad accepted Jesus Christ and became a lifelong Christian witness. He attended classes at seminaries in Dallas, Texas, and Boston, Massachusetts. He was active in missionary work, traveling to Zimbabwe twice and making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in Israel. Brad did much lay ministry work in churches around Clarke County, IA.
Brad enlisted in the United States Marine Corps officer’s training program in Quantico, Virginia, and was discharged at captain’s rank three years later.
He was an avid runner and completed the Boston Marathon. Brad worked at various jobs throughout his life including Hy-Vee food stores in Iowa and Lehman Brothers in Boston, MA until their closure in 2008. At about this time Brad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease which he battled courageously for the remainder of his life.
After his diagnosis, Brad devoted himself to serving the Lord as a witness for Christianity. He was a spiritual guide and mentor for countless people. He maintained a devotional page on Facebook up until he become invalid.
Brad was always keenly interested in politics, religion, and philosophy. He was a voracious reader and an intellectual inspiration for his friends and family.
Brad passed away on March 18, 2021, at a care facility in Boston, Massachusetts. He remained unmarried his entire life.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father. He leaves behind two brothers, Dan (Rhonda) Waller and Tom Waller in Des Moines, Iowa, one sister, Bonita Waller in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, two nephews Matt and Mark Waller, and a grandniece and grandnephew.
Brad will always be remembered for his stimulating conversations and insights and his devotion to the Lord.
Private Graveside Services were held at Maple Hill Cemetery
Memorials preferred to the Weldon Christian Church or Parkinson’s Foundation
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.kalefuneralhome.com