91, of Frankfort, died on Sunday, January 6, 2013, at Clinton House Health and Rehab Center in Frankfort at 5:03 a.m.
He was born April 6, 1921, in Frankfort, the son of Robert and Margaret McComb Bracken.
On October 23, 1949, he married the former Margaret Emslie in Montpelier, VT; she survives.
Robert attended Shortridge High School and graduated from Culver Summer School Naval Academy; he later graduated from Wabash College in 1943 where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta, and completed his education at Harvard Law School in 1949. He served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946 as a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Administrative Corp. Robert was an attorney in Frankfort from 1952 until his retirement in 1990; he was also prosecuting attorney for one term. Robert served as attorney for the Frankfort School Board for 22 years and president for one year. He was a member, deacon, elder and trustee of First Presbyterian Church where he also taught adult Sunday school for 22 years. Robert was also an Eagle Boy Scout, a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Friends of the Library, a charter member of Frankfort Optimist, and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. Robert was instrumental in obtaining and maintaining the history of many organizations in writing.
Surviving Robert are two children, Robert E. Bracken of Santa Monica, CA, and Sarah (Brett) Porter of Frankfort; and one granddaughter, Megan Porter of Culver.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation for Robert will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort from 4-7 pm. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at the funeral home at 1:00 pm with Rev. Paul Copeland officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery in Frankfort.
Memorials in Robert's name may be made to First Evangelical Presbyterian Church or Frankfort Public Library.
On-line condolences may be directed to http://www.gendafuneralhome.com.