Bradley Alan Settlemyer
Brad Settlemyer, beloved father, grandfather, brother and good friend, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on March 25, 2021 after a short battle with cancer.
Born on September 20, 1959 in Long Beach, California to Ron and Linda Settlemyer (Dunn), they moved to Oregon shortly after. Brad grew up in SE Portland and later the Milwaukie area. As a youth he had paper routes for both The Oregonian and The Journal. He also participated in wrestling and Little League baseball. He attended Clackamas High School where he was on the gymnastics team and raced his 67' Impala in the High School Drags.
Brad lived in Lake Oswego and held various management roles in the paper industry in his 20's and 30's before moving to the printing side of the business 20 years ago to manage a Wilsonville print shop. He relocated to Wilsonville 12 years ago and shortly thereafter became involved in the local Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce. A bit later he became involved with the Frog Pond church. He made many special friendships during these years. Volunteering his time with these groups at community events gave him great satisfaction. Many said when there was work to be done he was often the first to arrive and the last to leave.
Through the years, Brad stayed physically active. Working out, hiking, skydiving and travelling were among his many interests. He was also a foodie who liked trying the newest restaurants and fare. He loved ice cream and chocolate. He was always up for a treat at any of the many movies he enjoyed watching with his family at the theater or at home.
Brad was a trusted and reliable friend. Most importantly he was a devoted father who was always there when it mattered. His kids will remember him for the biggest hugs and the longest lectures. He was intelligent, and a meticulous worker, devoted to providing the best life he could for his family. His word could be counted on and he encouraged his family to always be good, honest and helpful. He was their biggest fan and greatest strength.
Brad's passing was preceded by his mother and father. He will live on in love forever through his family; Jacob (29), Alexa (29), Cailin (25), granddaughter Indi, his brothers John and George as well as other relatives and many friends.
A celebration of Brad's life will be held later this summer. Please contact the family if you would like to join us.
Donations to Brad's family to help with expenses can be made through the Rotary Club of Wilsonville website (please indicate "Settlemyer Family Fund" in notes).