August 04, 2021

Bradley Clymer

Mount Ayr

Bradley Gregg Clymer, 35, entered into eternal rest as the result of an accidental drowning Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

Bradley was born to Melissa Clymer and Larry Gregg Aug. 6, 1985, in Mount Ayr. Brad was raised by his grandparents, Bo and Judy Clymer, after the untimely death of his parents. He was educated in the Mount Ayr School District and graduated in 2003.

In his younger years, he played baseball and wrestled. He was always surrounded by many friends. He often was the one to instigate shenanigans ... like the time he shot his brother, Mitchell, with a BB gun twice in the same day and begged him not to tell on him the second time.

He worked at Gavilon Grain for three years and though he loved his job, you couldn’t keep a free-spirited man down for long. Many times, he would travel the country hitchhiking from town to town, exploring and creating new and exciting adventures. Along his travels he would find and adopt animals to join him along his path. No matter where he went or how down and out, he always worked out and kept in shape. He had a great love of nature, the Chicago Cubs, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and tattoos.

But his greatest love was his family, particularly his children. He was blessed with four children during his young life: Alivia Ann Harris, born Feb. 17, 2007; Killian Beauregard Daniels, born Jan 14, 2015; Layla Kaye Clymer, born Oct. 6, 2016 and coming soon Wrigley Gregg Clymer.  He also was able to add in Devin James Baker, age 18, and MaKenzie Arlene Baker, age 16 and Logan Konruff to his tribe. Though he may not have shown it in traditional ways, all of these children had his heart and were often the topic of conversation when he was around.

Left to cherish his memory are his fiancé, Amanda Brook; children Alivea, Killian and Layla; step-children Devin, MaKenzie and Logan; siblings Mitchell (Kierra) Clymer and Brittany Marshall; nieces and nephews Ryan, Julia and Aurabella Clymer, Alexia Fannon, Laine Brown, Lillian Caldwell and Annalee Caldwell; ex-wife Melissa Clymer and long-time best friend Kashayla Rayhons as well as a wealth of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, nephew Christian Clymer, niece Opal Clymer, and Aunt Terri Clymer.

Open visitation will be 12 noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr. Family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. A service will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 30 at the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr with burial in the Tingley Cemetery. Memorials are to the family and donations may be made on Bradley’s obituary page at www.armstrongfh.com.