Wayne U. ‘Ike’ Brackett

December 3, 2009

Wayne U. ‘Ike’ Brackett 87, of Frankfort, IN, died at 4 a.m. December 3, 2009 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital. Born September 1, 1922 in Lunenburg, MA to Frank Raymond & Evelyn Goodrich (Page) Brackett. He married Cleta Robison on November 3, 1943 in Frankfort and she preceded him in death on March 26, 2006. Mr. Brackett was a 1941 graduate of Ayr High School in Shirley, MA. He retired in Feb. 1988 from Turner Trucking after 30 years as a dispatcher. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during WWII in the 7th Armored Division in Europe and was in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion. Ike loved sports, especially golf, baseball and hockey and he loved his family.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 7, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, December 6, 2009 from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans or WWII Monument in Washington D.C., envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

4 Sons: Mike (Patty) Brackett of Frankfort, Mark (Sherry) Brackett of Indianapolis, Randy (Cindy) Brackett of Burlington, Iowa and Ronnie (Debbie) Brackett of Frankfort 1 Sister: Marjorie Wheeler of Thompson, Conn. 3 Grandsons, 11 Granddaughters and 25 Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

Preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, a son, a grandson, and a great granddaughter.


7 Condolences for “Wayne U. ‘Ike’ Brackett”

  1. Rexanne Plumback December 4, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Ike! I will definitely miss his humor. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  2. John and Janet (Martin) Baer and Margaret Martin December 5, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    We are all so sad to hear of Ike’s death. He was greatly loved and was always fun on the golf course. He and Paul Martin were such good friends. Our prayers are with you all in this time of sadness. Margaret Martin is currently in the Parkwood Healthcare Center in Lebanon.

  3. Pam Freeland December 5, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    To the Ike Brackett family,
    I want to express my sympathy for you regarding the loss of your father. He and my father, John Freeland, played baseball together for the Frankfort Owls – that would have been back in the late 40’s. Dad always spoke fondly of Ike, and I can almost see his face, as I and my family used to go to all the games. We lost my Dad almost exactly a year ago, actually, Dec. 17, and I still miss him terribly. However, both our families were blessed to have our fathers with us as long as we did.
    Pam Freeland

  4. The Hall’s & The Roberts’ December 6, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    To the Ike Brackett family,
    We wish to express our sympathy in the passing of Grandpa Ike. He will be missed in the neighborhood. Our prayers are with your family.
    Richard & Mari-Lou Hall
    Mike & LaDawna Roberts

  5. Teressa Jacks December 7, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    To the Brackett Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Ike sitting on the porch swing and waving anytime me or my family when we drove by. I will miss seeing him there. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Elaine Moon December 7, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    I had the pleasure of taking care of Ike several times in the hospital. He was such a kind, funny man, even when he felt bad. We were born a few miles and a few years apart in Mass. and always had to discuss that. Cleta was the love of his life. I`m sure theirs was a joyous reunion. I also bet that right after a big hug and kiss, Ike told all those gathered around how he saved Cleta from a life of sin by marrying her!!

  7. Stephanie Ashcraft December 18, 2009 at 12:41 am

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Ike (Grandpa Brackett). I have good memories visiting his house with Mike’s family. We love you lots.

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