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Ajango, Bradley Kent (In Memoriam)


Bradley Kent Ajango, 54, of Cedar Rapids, left this world on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, after a life of happiness, fulfillment and many Green Bay Packer games. Celebration of Life: 1 p.m. Nov. 29, 2013, at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Family was the most important thing in Brad’s life so he would want his celebration of life to include everyone from Alaska to Wisconsin to Florida and those in between who will all be together in Cedar Rapids for Thanksgiving.

Brad is survived by his wife, Alisa with whom he would be celebrating their 25th anniversary on Oct. 15; children, Lauren Pettey Ajango of Fort Myers, Fla., Jessica Jakoubek of Cedar Rapids, Alison Ajango of Orlando, Fla. and Grant Ajango of Cedar Rapids; his parents, Helmut and Martha Ajango of Fort Atkinson, Wis.; a brother, Michael (Janet) Ajango of Green Bay, Wis.; sister, Debby (Blaine) Ajango of Anchorage, Alaska; two grandchildren, Lynsie and Teygan; several nieces and nephews; and his faithful canine companion, Izzy.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Heinrich and Irene Ajango and Monroe and Ruth Mallett.

Brad was born June 15, 1959, in Fort Atkinson, Wis. He graduated from Fort Atkinson High School and later graduated from Coe College with a computer science degree. He started his career in 1985 at Rockwell Collins and shared his talents as an engineer with several firms in Cedar Rapids. He was currently employed at Genova Technologies. Brad married Alisa Weinberg Pettey on Oct. 15, 1988 in Cedar Rapids. Brad always enjoyed a project and strove to complete the items on his “honey-do” list. Brad was active as a Scout leader, softball and baseball coach and very involved in the Kennedy Show Choir and Kennedy Choral League. For years Brad held various roles in the Eastern Iowa Science Fair. Brad, Alisa and family loved their trips and seeing the world together. Brad’s yard was his sanctuary and he spent countless hours keeping it beautiful. His cologne of choice in summer was bug spray. One of Brad’s highlights of the year was hosting his annual Super Bowl party with his friends where they played croquet in the snow. Brad was so excited to have visited his daughters, Lauren and Alison in Florida this past August and used his handyman talents to make their new apartments into homes.

Instead of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

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Published in The Gazette Oct. 1, 2013.

Posted on Monday, 30 September 2013