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Elaine Brackhan – Metz Mortuary

    Elaine Brackhan
    Elaine Ruth Grosor Tracy Brackhan, age 87, daughter of Carl and Helene (Suhr) Grosor, was born into this world Dec. 29, 1926 and passed to Heaven Dec. 28, 2014 one day short of her 88th birthday.  

    Elaine married Norman Tracy at Waco on Feb. 20, 1944. The union was blessed with six children, Ivan, Marlene, Marshall, John, Dennis and Julie. Norman preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1960.

    Elaine married Leroy Brackhan on July 12, 1963 and he brought three children to the marriage, Norval, Cindy and Lonnie. Elaine and Leroy had one child, LeAnne, bringing the total number of children to ten.  

    Left to cherish her memory are her children, Ivan (Jean) Tracy of Yuma, Ariz., Marlene (Karen) Tracy of Lincoln, Marshall Tracy of Bellevue, Iowa, John (Jo) Tracy of Omaha, Dennis (Sheila) Tracy of Grangeville, Idaho, Juli (Calvin) Michaels of Burlington, Wyo., Norval Brackhan of York, Cindy Johnson of Bellevue, Iowa, Lonnie Brackhan of North Platte and LeAnne (Dan) Eaton of Naylor, Mo.; 25 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Loretta Heiden of York and brother, Marvin Grosor of York.  

    Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; two brothers and two sisters.

    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan.2, 2015 at Peace Lutheran Church in Waco. Interment will be in the Council Cemetery.  

    Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary with the family greeting friends that evening from 7-8:30 p.m. and Friday one hour to the service at the church. Memorials may be directed to Peace Lutheran Church. ​

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