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Deacon Paul L. Brachle
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Paul L. Brachle, 86, of Darien, Illinois passed away on June 3, 2017 surrounded by his wife and children. He was born February 11, 1931 in Chicago, IL. He served 8 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves during the Korean War. After serving his country, he studied and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Purdue University. He worked for 33 years as a packaging engineer in the food industry at Continental Can Company then Crown, Cork and Seal.

He was married in 1958 to Marilyn (nee Mahoney), and together, they lovingly raised 8 children. On September 14, 1985, Paul was ordained a deacon of the Catholic Church and began serving Our Lady of Peace Church in Darien. When he retired from his engineering job, he served as a full-time deacon. He visited the sick and brought them Holy Communion, comforted the bereaved, advised the lost, taught in the parish, and ran the food pantry for many years. He was a good and faithful servant, a caring and supportive husband, loving and wonderful father, and beloved grandfather. His greatest joy was encouraging others in the love and service of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will be greatly missed, but his family takes comfort in his joy in heaven.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Mary (nee Kuhn) Brachle, his sister Lois Manifold (nee Brachle), his brother-in-law Jack Manifold, his sister-in-law Carol Russell (nee Mahoney), his brother-in-law John Russell, and his grandson Tommy Williams. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marilyn, his 8 children—Mary Brachle, Margaret Caine (Michael), Susan Garvin (Martin), Paul Brachle (Tracey), Nancy Tushman (Matthew), Teresa Nadolski, John Brachle, and Sarah Wagner (Chris)—and his 17 grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Our Lady of Peace Church, 701 Plainfield Rd., Darien on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 3:00 to 9:00 P.M. with a Vigil Service beginning at 8:00 P.M. Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Peace on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Our Lady of Peace Food Pantry or Maryville Academy, 1150 N River Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016. For information, please contact Modell Funeral Home at 630-852-3595 or visit www.modelldarien.com or www.olopdarien.org.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

8

Jun

3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Our Lady of Peace Church

701 Plainfield Road
Darien, Illinois 60561

Service

Thursday

8

Jun

8:00 PM
Our Lady of Peace Church

701 Plainfield Road
Darien, Illinois 60561

Service

Friday

9

Jun

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Peace Church

701 Plainfield Road
Darien, Illinois 60561

Cemetery Details

Location

Queen of Heaven Cemetery

1400 South Wolf Road
Hillside, Illinois 60162


Memorial Contribution

Maryville Academy

1150 N. River Rd.
DesPlaines, IL 60016

Our Lady of Peace Church Food Pantry

701 Plainfield Rd.
Darien, IL 60561
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