John F. Branecki, 86, of Cherokee Village died Nov. 5, 2003, at Fulton County Nursing and Rehab Center in Salem.
Born March 8, 1917, in Detroit, he was the son of Frank Branecki and Lucy Karparski Branecki. He married Lillian Koenig Sept. 5, 1953, in Chicago.
He was a retired truck driver. He moved to the Sharp County area 22 years ago from Chicago. He was of the Catholic faith.
There are no immediate survivors. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Lillian, on Feb. 14, 2001.
A memorial mass will be held at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 14 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cherokee Village with Father Kevin Atunzu officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.