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“Duane was a good friend,we had a lot of fun when we were kids. ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: charlie wolf - GRASS VALLEY, CA

“Dear Kathy and family, I am so sorry about Duane's passing. He was such a great guy and had a great laugh. I won't pretend to know what you are...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Sue (Hill) Galambos - Aledo, IL

“Deat Kathy and family,How sorry we were to hear about Duane. He was a good friend and classmate in high school. Duane and Bill were usually walking...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Sue Castelein - Classmate

“Kathy and familySo sorry to hear of your loss Mary,Dave and Ann Robinson ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Dave and Ann Robinson Robinson - IL

“Kathy, Bev and families. I am so very sorry to hear of Duane's passing. You were the greatest neighbors...even though we didn't see one another often...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Frank - Annawan, IL

“Beverly and family, I am sorry for your loss! RIP Duane! ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Linda (Gorzny) Boelkins - AZ

“Kathy, along with myself, my Brother Tony Johnson wanted to send you our thoughts and prayers. I know Tony and Duane haven't stayed close in their...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Neil Johnson - Lyndon, IL

“Sorry to hear of Duane's passing. I have many fond memories growing up neighbors, going fishing in the summer and sledding in the winter. He never...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Larry & Linda(Francis) Vos - IL

“I am so sorry to hear about Duane. Peace be with you and your family. ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Kathy Lanphere schradeya - IL

“So sorry for your loss , prayers your way. ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Sandra Smith - East Moline, IL

“Our sympathy to you and your family.Wayne and Pat Anglese ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Pat Anglese - Albany, IL - Friend

“Kathy. To you and your family sincere sympathy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Patty Lancaster - Annawan, IL

“I'm a friend of Madeline's. I'm so sorry to hear of this loss. Prayers are with the family at this difficult time. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Kathleen Downs - Rock Island, IL

“My deepest sympathy to the entire family. Will always remember his joyfulness and smile in my childhood years. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Jeane (Van De Genachte) Tucker - CO

“Dear Kathy and family,I am sorry I can't be there for you. I have lots of memories over the years. Besides being neighbors, 4-H, church, same...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Karen Bramm - Largo, FL

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family~ I have many fond memories of Duane and I will carry them close to my heart~ ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Shanyne DeSmit - Lyndon, IL

“Sorry for your loss ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Daryl Hook - Morrison, IL

“Our sympathy is with you, Kathy, and your family. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: John & Connie Fisk - Las Vegas, NV

“Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Craig & Marilyn Janssen


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Duane H. Bracke, 67 formerly of Prophetstown, died Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at home.

Duane was born on October 27, 1949 in Geneseo, the son of Hubert and Gertrude (Tillie) Bracke. He married Kathryn Maes on January 23, 1971 in Prophetstown. Duane farmed for over 20 years and was employed by Rock River Lumber and Grain for 17 years, retiring in 2011. He was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Prophetstown.

Survivors include his wife, Kathryn; three daughters, Kimberly (Brian) Perkins of Ft. Garland, CO, Dawn (Brian) Tiesman of Port Byron, IL, and Heather (Doyal) McCoy of Elk Grove, CA; one son, Adam (Stephanie) Bracke of Elizabethtown, PA; one sister, Beverly (Neal) Olinger of Annawan, IL and five grandchildren, Addison and Lauren Tiesman and James, Celeste McCoy and Abigail Bracke.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 9:15-10 AM with the rosary recited at 9 AM at the St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Prophetstown. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 A.M. at the church with the Reverend Zdzislaw Francis Wawryszuk, Celebrant. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown.