Ercel E. Brackenbush, 81, Fillmore

Ercel E. Brackenbush  81, of Fillmore, died on Friday, April 29, 2011, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home in Fillmore, with the Rev. Ralph Ward officiating. Burial with military rite will be in Green Hill Cemetery in rural Fillmore. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home, with Masonic rites at 7 p.m. Memorials: Green Hill Cemetry. Online memories and condolences may be offered at

Mr. Brackenbush was born on April 19, 1930, in Fillmore, the son of John Henry and Clara Stella Greenwood Brackenbush. He married Shirley Dolores Thacker on Dec. 17, 1955, in Vandalia.

He is survived by his wife; and son, Eldon Brackenbush and his wife Diane of Fillmore.

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