Obituaries » William "Bill" Robert Brackett
May 6, 1937 - June 28, 2019
William Robert Brackett, 82, a resident of Cape Coral FL since 2004, formerly of New Berlin WI, passed away Friday June 28, 2019 in Cape Coral. He was born in Milwaukee WI to Robert and Emma Brackett, now deceased.
Bill was a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church in Fort Myers FL and previously Blessed Savior Lutheran Church in New Berlin WI, where he was Chairman of the Board of Evangelism, on the Board of Stewardship and Board of Elders and sang tenor in the choir. He graduated from Washington High School in 1955 and attended UW-M. He was an Eagle Scout and served in The United States Army Reserves. In 1959, Bill joined Northwestern Mutual Life, spending most of his career in IT. While there he enjoyed many of the social clubs – Fishing, Mens, Trailrunners and Quarter Century. He participated in Toastmasters and recruited for United Way and Performing Arts. He retired in 1997.
Bill enjoyed camping, any activity on or near water (including water skiing at age 80!), hiking, biking, cross country skiing, crossword puzzles and classical music. He was a great lumberjack, builder of Leopold benches and our Mr. Fix-it. He was a member of the Lutheran A Cappella Choir for many years. He participated in the Recycling Startup Committee of New Berlin. In retirement, Bill volunteered for United Way, March of Dimes, Habitat for Humanity, WI State Fair wheelchair services, Shawano County Fair, Adopt a Shore and more.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Harriet Brackett of Cape Coral; three loving daughters, Beth Brackett of Chicago IL, Virginia Redmann (Matthew) of Waukesha WI and Robin Brackett of Muskego WI; as well as three grandchildren, Joshua Redmann, Rachel Redmann and Tressa Redmann.
A Memorial Service will be held at Blessed Savior Lutheran Church, 15250 W. Cleveland Ave., New Berlin, WI 53151 on Wednesday July 24, 2019. Visitation will be at 10:00 AM with service at 11:00 AM.
Memorial contributions in memory of William Robert Brackett are suggested to ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center, 2500 E. Capitol Drive, Appleton WI 54911 or Blessed Savior Lutheran Church, 15250 W. Cleveland Ave., New Berlin WI 53151.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.