Raymond E. Brosch, age 75, of Breese, passed away Thursday, April 23 at his home. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial for 75 year old Raymond E. Brosch will be Monday, April 27 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese. Burial will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights. Friends may call Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Monday from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. The Breese Knights of Columbus will hold services at 6:00 p.m., followed by the 4th Degree Bishop Althoff Assembly Sunday evening at the funeral home.
He was born May 5, 1939 in Belleville, IL, a son of the late Edward and Mildred, nee Mayeski, Brosch.
He is survived by his wife Linda, nee Baehr, Brosch of Breese, whom he married June 28, 1986 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Marydale, IL; his children, Barry Baker and wife GiGi of Centralia, IL, Maria Williams of St. Augustine, FL, Christopher Baker and wife Margaret of Charleston, SC, and Laura Liantonio and husband Michael of Jacksonville, FL; 11 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter; a sister, Carolyn Ackroyd of Swansea, IL; a sister-in-law, Millie Essert of Breese, IL; a nephew, John McGuire of Swansea; and a great-niece, Katlyn McGuire.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Wallace Ackroyd and Herman Essert.
Ray retired as a computer analyst from Scott Air Force Base, and was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese, Breese Knights of Columbus Council 2869 where he served as the past warden, and the 4th Degree Bishop Althoff Assembly. He was a St. Louis Cardinals fan, enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, Purple Martins, and was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend.
Moss Funeral Home
535 North 5th
Breese, IL 62230