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John L. Brockwell

Published: Thursday, May 15, 2014 4:44 p.m. CST

John L. Brockwell, 90, Polo, died on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Polo Rehabilitation & Health Care, Polo.

He was a farmer in the Polo area all of his life.

He was born on Dec. 14, 1923 in Polo, to Thomas and Mary (Deaderick) Brockwell.

He married Lois M. Montgomery on April 6, 1947 at the First Presbyterian Church in Oregon. She preceded him in death on Oct. 23, 2007.

John served in the United States Army during World War II where he served in the Anti-Tank Company 272nd Regiment 69th Infantry.

He received the Good Conduct Medal, the American Theater Service Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal.

John was the past commander and member of the Polo American Legion Post 83 and he had also served on the Polo Fire Department Board and was past president of the Polo Co-Op.

He loved the farm and was truly blessed to have all of his children living nearby. He had also spent six months a year in Florida where he enjoyed times with his extended family there.

He is survived by his daughter, Kenda (Larry) Kersten, Polo; a son, Kevin (Shirley) Brockwell, Polo; and two granddaughters, BreeAnn Brown and Devin Brockwell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a brother, James Brockwell; and a sister, Gladys Welch.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Dixon, with funeral services to follow at 11 a.m. Rev. Gene Schmidt will officiate.

Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon, with full military rites by the Polo American Legion Post 83.

Memorials may be directed to the Polo American Legion Post 83.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.chapelhilldixon.com.

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