Herbert Bracht

Herbert Bracht, Jr. passed away at his home on April 21, 2021 at the age of 85. Herb was born December 27, 1935 in Hawk Point to the late Herbert and Willena Howdescell Bracht, Sr.
 
Herb and Mary were united in marriage on February 27, 1965 and celebrated 56 years of marriage. Herb graduated from Truman State with a teaching degree and came to Warrenton to teach history and became very involved with the school where he eventually taught drivers education and physical education. He coached junior high sports and was always very proud of his teams. Herb later became an elementary principal and then Director of Elementary. After 17 years, he retired from the school and later served on the school board for 12 years.
 
Herb was not one to sit around. He purchased the Western Auto store in Warrenton and successfully ran it for 25 years.
 
After his business adventure, he became an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan. He often could be heard disagreeing with the umpire on a called strike or ball. Herb coached many Khoury League teams during the 1970s and 1980s. All three of Herb’s kids played sports in school. He attended many football and basketball games as well as track meets.
 
Herb’s latest adventure was the purchase of a small farm where he had a cow calf operation and row crops of beans and corn. Farming was his first love. He worked his whole life so he could have a small operation. After many health issues the last few years, he never gave in or gave up. He still enjoyed driving to the farm and seeing his cattle and growing crops. Herb was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
 
Herb is survived by his beloved wife Mary Bracht nee Daily of Warrenton; two sons, Terence (Carol) Bracht of Warrenton and Travis (Kelly) Bracht of St. Louis; daughter, Paula (Jon Ruggiero) Bracht of Jonesburg; two brothers, Donald (Anita) Bracht of Tipton and Ronald (Cindy) Bracht of Mexico; two sisters, Marie (John) Spires of Hermann and Debra Raines of Columbia; brother in law, James Glenn of Alexandria, Va.; granddaughter, Abigail Bracht; and grandson, Trent Bracht.
 
He is preceded in death by his father, Herbert Bracht, Sr.; mother, Willena Bracht; step-mother, Evelyn Bracht; sister, Angelina Bracht-Glenn; and brother in law, Carroll Raines.
 
A visitation is scheduled from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. on April 25 at College United Methodist Church in Warrenton. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. at the church. Burial will be held at Sunrise Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Montgomery City.
 
Memorial donations for Herb can be made to Warren County Senior Center in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 126, Warrenton, MO 63383.
 
 

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