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Obituary for Richard J. Brackemyer
RICHARD J. BRACKEMYER, 88, of 306 South Jackson Street in Morrison, IL died Sunday, January 17, 2010 at Morrison Community Hospital. Richard was born on February 27, 1921 in Morrison, IL to Richard H. and Rika (Brilstra) Brackemyer. He was educated in the rural Whiteside County schools. He married Florence Renkes on October 2, 1942 in Morrison, IL. She preceded him in death on July 14, 1997. Rich first engaged in farming in the Morrison area. During World War II he worked for the ICA Ice Cooling Factory in Morrison. Following retirement he was employed as a driver for R.C. Smith Transportation and Scenic Stage Lines. Rich was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison, IL and the church"s Men"s League. He also served as an usher. He was President of AARP and volunteered for the Morrison Golden Meals Chapter. Rich bowled in leagues in Morrison and Fulton for many years. Survivors include one daughter, Susan (Jack) Bland of Morrison, IL; one son, Gerald (Mary Ellen) Brackemyer of Morrison, IL; six grandchildren, John (Debbie) Bland, Jr., Jennifer (Shawn) Greeley, Jody (Lisa) Bland, Claudia (Frank) Garcia, William (Sherry) Brackemyer, Barb (Eric) Nienhouse; fourteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Brackemyer of Morrison, IL; one brother-in-law, Edward Snyder of Morrison, IL; special friend, Florence Bicker of Clinton, IA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence; two sisters, Jane Vanderlaan and Lena Barsema; four brothers, Jacob, Henry, Raymond and Robert Brackemyer.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 AM Thursday " January 21, 2010 at the Morrison Chapel " Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeOFFICIATING: Rev. Philip Stel " Pastor Ebenezer Reformed Church "Morrison, IL VISITATION 4:00 " 7:00 PM Wednesday " January 20, 2010 at the Morrison Chapel " Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL