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Merle D. Brokate
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Birth: Dec. 27, 1931
Ford County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 2013
Gibson City
Ford County
Illinois, USA

Merle D. Brokate, 81, of Gibson City, died at 8:46 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the American Lutheran Church in Gibson City, with the Rev. Jim Davis officiating. Burial will be at Elliott Cemetery with full military rites accorded. Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Brokate was born Dec. 27, 1931, in Garber, a son of William and Anna (Borchers) Brokate. He married Betty L. Zimmerman on Oct. 17, 1959, in Rantoul. She survives in Gibson City.

Also surviving are a daughter, Sheryl (Gary) Davis of Sibley; two sisters, Dorothy Anderson of Elliott and Wilma (Hank) Nelson of Bloomington; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and four brothers.

Mr. Brokate was a veteran of the U.S. Marines. He worked for Noble Seed and Cargill for many years. He was a member of the AMVETS and the American Lutheran Church. He enjoyed woodworking and golfing.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

~~Thank you Paxton newspaper for obituary~~ 
Elliott Cemetery
Ford County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Dorothy J. Shadwell Wh...
Record added: Jan 13, 2013
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Merle D. Brokate
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Merle D. Brokate
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