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David L. Brasche


February 13, 1948 — September 29, 2023

David L. Brasche, 75, of Taylorville, passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side on Friday, September 29, 2023, at Taylorville Care Center.

David was born February 13, 1948, in Taylorville, the son of Joseph and Mary Louise (Bozarth) Brasche.

He graduated from Taylorville High School with the Class of 1966 and attended Kaskaskia College. David married Sheryl E. Ketchum on February 15, 1969, at Davis Memorial Christian Church in Taylorville. They enjoyed over 54 years of marriage.

David proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Peabody #10, where he was working prior to joining the service. David worked at Peabody #10 until its closure in 1995, and then went on to work for Dominion, Kincaid Station, until his retirement. David was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post #4495, where he held several positions over the years, including Commander in 1980-1981 and 2014- 2016. He was also a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville. Dave loved to be with his friends and family, whether it was bowling in league, playing golf, or fishing. He and Sheryl loved vacationing at the Lake of the Ozarks and Ft. Myers Beach, FL. David was proud that his sons shared his strong work ethic and enthusiasm for enjoying life. Most of all, David loved being Grandpa, and adored Sarah and Kyle.

He was preceded in death by his parents; maternal grandmother, Lena Bozarth; paternal grandmother, Leona Rosetti; and paternal grandfather, Albert Brasche.

David is survived by his wife, Sheryl Brasche of Taylorville; sons, Ryan (Jennifer Prose) Brasche of Jonesboro, AR, and Jared (Brittany McLaughlin) Brasche of Taylorville; grandchildren, Sarah Brasche of Fayetteville, AR, and Kyle (Emma Beck) Brasche of Taylorville; sister, Mary Jo (husband, Ken) Werth of Lincoln; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Greenwalt of Edinburg, and Joni (Scott Austin) Havener of Spring Hill, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 5:00- 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2023, at Shafer- Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.

Funeral Ceremony: 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at the funeral home with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating.

Interment with military honors will follow the funeral ceremony at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Memorial contributions may be made to: V.F.W. Memorial Home, 515 N. West Avenue, Taylorville, IL 62568.

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