Joseph Michael Bracht went home to be with his Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ on 6-1-2012.
The celebration of Joe's life with us and his new wonderful eternal life with the Lord will be at the Eagle lake American Legion on Friday June 8th from 1pm to 3pm .
Joseph was born on 4-20-1929 to Joseph and Myrtle Bracht in Mankato . Joe married Colleen Jeanette Murphy on 9-30-1950 , they had 6 children and enjoyed many years of camping and traveling with the family . Joe was an electrician with various companies including R.W. electric ,Mankato electric , Hoffman electric and Prior Lake electric . He also built and sold 7 homes during that time . He and Colleen later owned and operated Thomas Electric and the Pierce Plaza office building in North Mankato . He also became a partner in earth sheltered home building and after retiring became a part time driver for Kato Cab for several years . Joe was a member of the Eagles , Lions and Moose clubs and also went to the # 11 , # 518 and Eagle lake American Legion clubs often. Joe and Colleen were married 35 years and had 6 children until Colleen's passing in 1986 . Joe later married Annette Smith and had 1 child .
Joe is survived by his 6 children from Colleen , daughters : Joleen and ( Jerry ) Ball , Debbie and ( Mark ) Lovelace , Cindy and ( Dan ) Gabler , Kelly and ( Mark ) Ferguson , also daughter Kimberly Bracht from his marriage to Annette Smith . Sons : Mike and ( Debbie ) Bracht and Steve Bracht , also 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren . Joe was a very kind , loving , compassionate and generous man, loved by many friends and family and will be deeply missed.
Ralph Lee Burns
Ralph Lee Burns of Mankato passed away on Thursday, May 16th, in Springfield, MO, as a result of a heart attack.
Paul McCue, 77, originally of Delavan, MN, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Mapleton Community Home in Mapleton, MN, surrounded by his family.
Nina Lorene Schmidt of North Mankato died peacefully on 5/17/13 as the result of a massive stroke.
Judith 'Judy' Roe
Judith "Judy" Belle (Martinson) Roe, age 71, of North Mankato, died May 18, 2013, at PathStone Living in Mankato after courageously living with Lewy Body Dementia for several years.
Today's services (05/20/13)
Today's services for Monday, May 20, 2013.
The funeral service for Russell August Swenson will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Vista Lutheran Church in New Richland.
Chuck 'C. Albert' Heil
Chuck "C. Albert" Heil, 74, of Surprise, AZ, Norway Lake, MN, and formerly of Bloomington and Mankato, MN, passed away on May 13, 2013.
Ervin A Freitag
Ervin A. Freitag, age 83 of Janesville, died Friday, May 17, 2013 at his home.
Robert P. Fritzke
Robert P. Fritzke, age 93 of Mankato, formerly of St. Clair, died Thursday, May 16 2013 at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina.
Wayne C. Eastvold
Wayne C. Eastvold, age 89, of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at St. Lukes Lutheran Care Center.
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