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July 3, 1937 - May 23, 2014

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Robert’Bob’ Brachle, 76, of West Point died Friday, May 23, 2014 at St. Francis Memorial Hospital. Funeral Mass will be 10:30am Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Reverend Frank Lordemann as celebrant. Graveside service will be 3:00pm Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Petersburg. Wake service with Knights of Columbus Rosary will be 7:00pm Tuesday, and Visitation will be 9:00am until 8:00pm Tuesday, both at Stokely Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point or St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg. Robert Nicholas Brachle was born July 3, 1937 in Petersburg to Carl Joseph and Laura Mathie (Daniels) Brachle. He grew up in the Petersburg area, attending country school and St. John the Baptist Catholic School. On June 18, 1957, Bob married LaVonne’Bonnie’ Cornwell at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion. The couple farmed and milked 150 Holsteins at Petersburg for 25 years. In 1982, they moved to West Point, where Bob worked for Archer Petroleum as district manager and D. V. Industries, until retiring in 2000. Bob was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Third Degree Knights of Columbus, Elkhorn Valley Good Sam Camping Club, Toastmasters, and Brachle Family Band. Bob helped with Boy Scouts, and the couple wintered in Texas and were camp hosts for Nebraska State Game and Parks. Bob enjoyed entertaining, and his varied interests included playing bass guitar, Intarsia wood working, and fishing at Ikes. Survivors include his wife Bonnie of West Point; daughter Debra (Ernie Cita) Brachle of David City; sons Daniel (Rhonda) of Omaha, David (Cheryll) of Omaha, Timothy (Doris) of Emmet, William (Arnice) of Lindsey, Benjamin (Emily) of Fremont, and Aaron (Vanessa Galenzoga) of Belleville, IL; sisters Genevieve (Don) Geyer of Norfolk and Darlene (Clayton) Dozler of Elgin; sister-in-law Maxine Brachle of Norfolk; 22 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and brother Richard. Stokely Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit Bob’s living obituary at