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Edward H. Brackemyer

June 26, 1928 September 9, 2007
Edward H. Brackemyer
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EDWARD H. BRACKEMYER, 79, of 1163 Dosseywood Lane, Lakeland, FL, formerly of Morrison, IL, died Sunday, September 9, 2007 at his home. Ed was born June 26, 1928, in Sterling, IL, to Simon H. and Grace (Shipma) Brackemyer. He was educated in the Green Valley Grade School of rural Whiteside County and attended Morrison High School. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He married LaNora Stern on September 29, 1950 in Sterling, IL. She died February 8, 1958. He married Phyllis Near on August 14, 1958 in Sterling, and later married Colleen Covell on February 28, 1975 in Morrison, IL. He then married Kathleen Bry-Hadley on September 23, 1988 in Monroe, WI. He engaged in farming in rural Whiteside County for 40 years. Most recently he was employed by the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Company in Sterling, IL for 18 years, retiring in 1990. He was a lifetime member of the Morrison VFW Post #8281, and was a member the First Reformed Church in Tampa, FL. He enjoyed woodworking, the company of his family and spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife Kathy; four daughters, Kathy Mae (Mrs. Donn) Johnson of North Haven, CT, Kerry (Mrs. David) Meyer " Prophetstown, IL, Kathy Rae Bechen of Hopkinsville, KY and Lee Ann (Mrs. Jason) Trexler of Crystal Lake, IL; three sons, Larry (Pam) Brackemyer of Morrison, IL, Randy Brackemyer of Bernard, IA and Denny (Jean) Brackemyer of Bernard, IA; one step daughter, Sherry L. (Charles) O"Brien of Loves Park, IL; two step sons, David D. (Margaret) Hadley of Gettysburg, PA and Darrell S. (Darlene) Hadley of Winter Haven, FL; twenty two grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Elsie Mae Donaldson of Johnson, IL. He was preceded in death by his first wife, LaNora; one granddaughter, Ashleigh Jean Bechen; one sister, Rena Schaver.

FUNERAL SERVICE WHEN AND WHERE: 10:30 AM Friday " September 14, 2007 at the Morrison Chapel " Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home OFFICIATING CLERGY Rev. Mike Winkelman " Pastor: St. Peter"s Lutheran Church " Morrison, IL VISITATION 5:00 " 8:00 PM Thursday September 13, 2007 at the Morrison Chapel " Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT Oak Knoll Memorial Park Cemetery " Sterling, IL
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