ALTON — William E. Brakeville, 73, of Alton, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at Alton Memorial Hospital.
He was born Jan. 1, 1943, in Jerseyville, the son of Merwyn and Helen (Isringhausen) Brakeville. He married Nancy Skundrich on July 21, 1990, in East Alton and she survives.
William had served as a police officer with the City of Alton for twenty-seven years. He was a member of the Alton Moose Lodge, and the VFW Post #1308. In his younger years, he enjoyed racing stock cars. William enjoyed bass fishing, wood working, and hunting rattle snakes.
In addition to his wife, Nancy, he is survived by five children and their spouses, Bill Jr. and Kim Brakeville of St. Genevieve, Missouri, Daniel and Gigi Brakeville of Vancouver, Washington, Richard Brakeville of DeSoto, Missouri, Michael and Amy Allen of Wood River, and Erica and Frankie Duich of Wood River; four siblings and their spouses, Dallas and Kathy Brakeville of Lane, Kansas, Sandra and Bill Hennenberg of Atlanta, Georgia, Ronnie and Kathy Brakeville of Florida, and Greg and Sue Brakeville of Chenoa, Illinois; eight grandchildren, Juliana, William, Heather, Joseph, T.J., Brenden, Hannah and Alise; and two great-grandchildren, Heidi and Holden.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, with memorial prayer service at 2:30 p.m.
Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.