|Birth: ||Mar. 12, 1931|
|Death: ||Jun. 27, 2007|
EAST PEORIA, IL - Harold Duane Bracken, 76, of East Peoria passed away at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at his residence.
He was born March 12, 1931, in Effingham, Ill., to Roy and Rosalie Mae (Chase) Bracken. He married Evelyn Jeanette Kerr on Oct. 22, 1955, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Peoria.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Sue Ellen (Roger) Lowe of Pekin and Lisa Lynn (Robert) King of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three grandchildren Jalon, Sara and Tyler; and one great-grandchild, Shay. Also surviving are three brothers, Wesley (Phyllis) Bracken and Donald (Carol) Bracken of Morton and Richard (Nancy) Bracken of Bloomington; and two sisters, Juanita (James) Gutshall of Elmwood and Delores (Robert) Brookman of Hartford, Conn.
His parents and one sister, Pamela Lynn Bracken, preceded him in death.
Harold graduated from Woodruff High School in 1949 and attended Bradley University.
He was assigned to basic training in Fort Jackson, S.C. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 stationed in Japan, then spending six additional years in the reserves.
Harold had a successful 33-year career at Caterpillar Inc., beginning in 1948 as a high school co-op in the Metallurgical Department, followed by staff positions in Engineering and Planning and later being a Heat Treatment Supervisor until his retirement in 1981.
He was a lifelong Cubs and Bears fan and enjoyed gardening. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and especially his grandchildren.
He will be remembered for his helpful and generous spirit. He was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.
He attended First Assembly of God in Peoria.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2007, at Remmert Funeral Home. The Rev. Dean Grabill will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to his church.
Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - Friday, June 29, 2007
Roy Bracken (1898 - 1959)
Rosalie Mae Chase Bracken (1908 - 1992)
Juanita M. Bracken Gutshall (1929 - 2014)*
Harold Duane Bracken (1931 - 2007)
Fon du Lac Township Cemetery
Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Oct 03, 2010
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