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Francis Roscoe Brockway service Thursday

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Francis Roscoe Brockway, age 96 of Wheatfield, Ind., passed away Saturday, November 3, 2012 in Valparaiso, Ind.

He was born April 14, 1916 in Hebron, Ind., to Bert and Grace Brockway, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was married to Concetta (Froesta) Brockway, who also preceded him in death.

Francis is survived by his sons, Robert A. (Carrie) Brockway of Wheatfield, Ind., and Ronald (Debbie) Brockway of Valparaiso, Ind.; daughters, Elva (Jim) Stinebeck of Chesterton, Ind., and Grace (Bill) Milner of Porter, Ind.; adopted daughter, Theresa Miller of Westville, Ind.; half-sister, Kathryn Woodard; 18 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Albert Brockway; daughter, Patricia Gomez; brother, Clifford Brockway; sisters, Christine and Mertie; grandchildren, Rick Moryl and Kristy Brockway; and great grandson, Terry Chestovich III.

Francis worked as a Trackman for the railroad. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during World War II and was a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind., with Pastor C. Ann Girton Kumeh officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Posted 11/5/2012