LINCOLN - Stanley S. Bruketa, 80, of Lincoln passed away at 3:15 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Stanley was born on Dec. 22, 1933, in Lincoln, Ill., the son of Stanley T. and Mary Ann Pierce Bruketa. He married Shirley Morrow on April 10, 1954, in Shelbyville, Ill. She preceded him in death on Sept. 15, 2009.
Stanley was a gas service man for CILCO for 33 1/2 years.
He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church; American Legion Post 263, as he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War; Knights of Columbus, for more than 50 years; Eagles Lodge; and the 40&8.
Surviving Stanley are his children, Debbie (Ed) Baunach of Lincoln, Ill., and Mike (Cynthia) Bruketa of Dunlap, Ill.; two grandsons, Casey and Kyle Bruketa; three granddaughters, Stacy (Robbie) Leonard, Abigail (Brian) Ingram and Corie Bruketa; one great-grandchild, Keagan Leonard; one brother, Paul Bruketa of Pensacola, Fla.; and loving companion, Doris Oltmanns of Lincoln, Ill.
Stanley was preceded in death by his parents.
Services for Stanley and his wife, Shirley, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2014, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Father Jeffrey Laible officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Lincoln, where full military rites will be accorded by Lincoln American Legion Post 263.
Memorials may be given to the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight.