COBDEN - Lloyd Dennis Brasel, 84, passed away peacefully with his family at his side at 12:37 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Illinois Veteran's Home in Anna.
He was born July 15, 1928, in rural Cobden, the son of Andrew Jackson and Chloe Agnes Sharp Brasel.
He married Wilma Vurline Clayton on Aug. 29, 1953, in Cobden. This August he would have celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary with Vurline.
Lloyd is survived by his loving wife, Wilma Vurline Brasel of Cobden; daughters, Evelyn Brasel and Carla Chatham and his "favorite" beloved son-in-law, Jeff Chatham, all of Cobden; brother, Ray Brasel of Anna; sister, Mary Lou Tucker of Anna; stepsister, Claudia Jean Schulte; stepbrother, William "Collan" Hill; and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Donald Sharp and Melvin Brasel; and one stepsister, Mary J. Brice-Siebert.
Lloyd thoroughly enjoyed his 22 years of retirement from SIU, his church, traveling and working around the farm.
He was a member and deacon of Bethel Baptist Church in Cobden, teaching Sunday school for more than 50 years. He was a 50-year lifetime member of Masonic Lodge 627 in Cobden.
Lloyd proudly served his country in the U.S. Army
during the Korean War
from 1951 to 1952.
Lloyd was instrumental in getting private phone lines, a blacktop road and public water along Wing Hill Road in Cobden. For many years he was the treasurer of the Kelly Cemetery Board.
Services for Mr. Lloyd Dennis Brasel will be at noon Tuesday, April 30, in Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden, with the Rev. Terry Kern officiating. Interment will be in the Cobden Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by Illinois National Guard Funeral Honors Team of Marion. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 30, at the funeral home in Cobden.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church or Kelly Cemetery. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
To leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com