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Edward L. Brocksieck


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Edward L. Brocksieck Obituary
QUINCY -- Edward L. Brocksieck, 85, of Quincy, died at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at Blessing Hospital.

He was born March 27, 1933, in Quincy, a son of Wilbur and Mary (Kahs) Brocksieck. He married Sylvia Thien on May 16, 1959, at St. John Catholic Church in Quincy. She survives.

Ed was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Brocksieck was a police officer and later detective for the city of Quincy, having served for more than 20 years until his retirement. After retirement, Ed worked security at several places, most notably as head of security for St. Mary/Blessing Hospital. He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and a former longtime member of St. John Catholic Church.

Ed was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and trapping. He enjoyed all of the time spent at the family farm. He was a taxidermist for many years. He was a member of North Side Boat Club, the Volunteer Emergency Corps and also the Police Benevolent Society. He will be dearly missed.

The family would like to thank all of Ed's caregivers at St. Vincent's Home, the Illinois Veterans Home, Blessing Hospital and the Blessing Hospice Program.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by five children, Judy Hoffman and her husband, John, of Quincy, Joseph Brocksieck and his wife, Sheila, of Quincy, Linda Taylor and her husband, Brian, of Durham, Mo., Patricia Bohne and her husband, Richard, of Quincy and Sharon Durst and her husband, Doug, of Quincy; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Eling and her husband, Steve, Kyle Brocksieck, Adam Brocksieck, Justin Taylor and his fianceé, Kayla Jenkins, Jacob Bohne and his fianceé, Stacey Buss, Erin Bohne and Austin Durst; and two great-grandchildren, Benjamin and William Eling. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Arthur Brocksieck; and a sister, Evelyn Russell.

SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites conducted at the cemetery.

VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Volunteer Emergency Corps, Blessing Foundation for Hospice or Citizen's Police Academy.

ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.

Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com.
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Aug. 10 to Aug. 12, 2018
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