Kerri A. Bradford, 41

Riverside Juniors officer, scout leader

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Kerri Ann Bradford (nee Koscik), 41, of Riverside and formerly of Chicago and Richton Park, died Sept. 5, 2020. 

Ms. Bradford earned a master's degree in early childhood education from the Erikson Institute in Chicago and a bachelor's degree in human development and family studies from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, where she was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority. 

She was an active member of the Riverside Junior Woman's Charity, where she had served terms as an officer of the club and chaired and co-chaired numerous committees. She was involved in Riverside Cub Scouts Pack 24. where she served as an assistant leader and helped organize events. She previously served as the leader of combined Girl Scout Troops 1123 and 1321 in Chicago, where she was also actively involved in leadership of the service unit.

Kerri was a doting mother, caring and loved wife, beloved daughter, sister, aunt, niece and friend to many. She leaves a legacy of perseverance and living life to its fullest no matter the challenges. 

She is survived by her husband, Mark Albert Bradford; her son, Ryan Alexander Bradford; her parents, Richard A. Koscik and Nancy J. (nee Erwin) Koscik; her brother, Scott M. Koscik, and sister-in-law, Joellyn Koscik (nee Tendy); her nephew, Jason Koscik; and her uncle and aunt Robert and Linda Koscik. 

Funeral services and interment were private. Donations are appreciated in Kerri's name to the Comprehensive Transplant Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine ( or Riverside Pack 24 Cub Scouts to via PayPal. 

Online condolences may be offered at

Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, North Riverside, handled arrangements.

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