William M. Brautigam
William M. Brautigam
  • August 2, 1924 - February 1, 2014
  • Chillicothe, Illinois

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CHILLICOTHE - William M. "Bill" Brautigam, 89, of Chillicothe passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.He was born Aug. 2, 1924, in Peoria to Peter J. and Edna (Yoerger) Brautigam. He married Ruth I. Parnham on Dec. 13, 1958, in Peoria. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; one sister, Eleanor Wilkins; and one brother, Ed.He is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Pronto-Smith of Chillicothe and Dawn (Brent) Triebel of Florida; 25 grandchildren; one brother, Harold; and one sister, Katherine George.Bill farmed in the Chillicothe area all his life. He also worked at Pabst Brewery for 21 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Peoria. Bill loved to fish and hunt. He loved his family and was a wonderful father. He had a strong faith in the Lord Jesus.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Davison-Fulton Anderson Chapel in Chillicothe. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in Chillicothe City Cemetery.Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Boys Ranch.