Brad E. Smithburg, 51, of Fairfield, died Monday, March 14, 2022 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Per his request, no services will be held.
Online condolences may be directed to www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com. The Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, is caring for Brad and his family.
Brad Edward Smithburg was born December 31, 1970 in Mount Pleasant. He was the son of Ronald Eugene and Marilyn Jean (Leveling) Smithburg. He attended Salem Elementary School and graduated from Mt. Pleasant Community High School in 1989. He furthered his educations by obtaining an Associate of Arts degree in Applied Sciences from Southeastern Community College. On October 10, 1992 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Mt. Pleasant, Brad was united in marriage to Michelle Renee Brown.
Brad began his career as a journeyman mold maker for Riverside Plastics and as a journeyman tool & die maker for Hawkeye Steel. For 9 years, he taught Machine Technology at Southeastern Community College. When that program ended, Brad accepted a position as a CNC Programmer for the Winegard Corp. of Burlington. For many years of his working career, Brad owned and operated his own tool and die manufacturing company – the White Oak Machine & Tool Co.
Brad was a well-known tinkerer. He enjoyed fixing motorbikes and 4-wheelers. He also enjoyed motorcycles – repairing and riding. When time permitted, Brad also liked to go out and fish.
Those thankful for sharing in Brad’s life include his wife, Michelle, of Fairfield; 3 children – Jacob Smithburg of North Liberty, and Brandon and Dylan Smithburg, both of Fairfield; his parents – Ronald & Marilyn Smithburg of Salem; his parents-in-law – Mike & Donna Brown of North Liberty; 2 siblings – Greg (Andi) Smithburg of Mt. Pleasant and Rondi Smithburg of Salem.
A sister, Andrea Smithburg, precedes Brad in death.