Frank J. Brischle Jr., of Mt. Zion, Illinois, died on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, Illinois. He was 96 years old.
He was born January 11, 1923, in Bloomsdale, a son of Frank J. Sr. and Agnes M. (Drury) Brischle.
He married Alpha “Rosie” Fisher on June 2, 1946, and she preceded him in death on January 1, 2018.
He is survived by four children, Glenda Suits and her husband Dewey of Decatur, Burton Brischle and his husband Stan of Mt. Zion, Walter Brischle and his wife Karen of Decatur, and Scott Brischle and his wife Coreene of Mt. Zion; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one sister.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps 457th Squadron and was a World War II veteran. He retired from PPG in quality control for the company. He was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Mount Zion. He and his wife enjoyed traveling as snowbirds to Hudson, Florida, and dancing.
Funeral services were Tuesday, October 15, at Dawson and Wikoff Funeral Home in Mt. Zion. Burial was in Mt. Zion Township Cemetery with military honors provided by the Macon County Honor Guard and the U.S. Army Honors Team. Dawson and Wikoff Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or Alzheimer’s Association.