Leroy L Brueckman

Apr 8th, 1936 - Dec 16th, 2020
Leroy L Brueckman

Leroy L. Brueckman, 84, of Herrin, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 6:55 am at Carrier Mills Nursing Home.

Leroy was born April 8, 1936 in Chicago the son of Leonard and Edith (Weisse) Brueckman.  He married Joan Fleebe on April 12, 1958 in Chicago and together they shared over 59 years of marriage until her death on August 17, 2017.

Leroy proudly answered the call to serve his country with service in the Army.  He was a printer, he loved flea markets and enjoyed coin collecting.

Survivors include his;

Son – Leonard Brueckman and wife Debbie of Marion

Daughter – Judy Hartung and husband Walter of Lockport

Five grandchildren

Four great grandchildren

Sister – Patsy Brueckman of Chicago

Preceded by his Parents, Wife, two brothers – Matt and Ronald Brueckman and sister – Beverly Randall

In accordance with his wishes, he will be cremated and no local services will be held.  Leroy and Joan will be interred at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood at a later date.  Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

For additional information or to sign the guest memorial register please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.

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6 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Keith and Ann Burns

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: December 17, 2020

    We are so sorry for your loss. We know that this father, grandfather, and great grandfather will be truly missed.

  • Guest: Danielle Burns

    From: Johnston city, Illinois

    Date: December 21, 2020

    Miss you so very much ! 😢

  • Guest: Nancy Asmus

    From: Laporte, Indiana

    Date: January 27, 2021

    I am leroy c.ousin from chicago

  • Guest: Paul E. Lugai

    From: Clarendon Hills, Illinois

    Date: February 26, 2021

    My heartfelt condolences to Len, Debbie, Judy, Danielle, and Joey.
    Mr. Brueckman was a very easy going, and a very friendly man. He could be funny too. I always felt Mr. Brueckman had one of the coolest Printing shops in Chicago. Caged elevator to take one to their floor. Wood floors with lots of character. Views of the Chicago river and over the Chicago Northwestern train depot. I enjoyed visiting Len and his father as that I always barged in unannounced, as they were always very busy. They would listen to my banter, and not chase me away.
    I always remember seeing Mr. Brueckman on Saturday afternoons watching Golf on television relaxing in his very comfortable home.
    Mr. and Mrs. Brueckman would graciously have me over for Thanksgiving, as they always made me feel welcomed and loved.
    When I was away at college the Brueckmans allowed me to keep my personal belongings stored in their home.
    Mr Brueckman had a beautiful vintage Plymouth car!
    They lived on a great block that I boast had the “best” block parties.
    Very cool juke box in their dinning room.
    I am so glad that I got to know Mr. and Mrs. Brueckman, in my life time and how they made a great impact on me. Truth be told, Len and Judy had two very special parents. God Bless.

  • Guest: Paul E. Lugai

    From: Clarendon Hills, Illinois

    Date: February 26, 2021

    My heartfelt condolences to Len, Debbie, Judy, Danielle and Joey. Mr. Brueckman, as I always called him, was easy to talk to, and very easy going. He owned one of the coolest Printer businesses in the west loop of Chicago. A steel caged elevator would take you up to their loft style business. Views eastward shared the Chicago River and Chicago Northwestern station. I would show up to visit Mr. Brueckman and his son Len usually during their busy moments talking just to talk about anything and everything. I really enjoyed those moments.
    Mr. and Mrs. Brueckman accepted me over for some fine Thanksgiving dinners. They made me feel welcomed and loved. Lens parents showed me a great loving style that I will always keep in my heart.
    We were all blessed to know Mr. Brueckman.

  • Guest: chase

    From: ploson, Montana

    Date: March 10, 2021

    hi this is chase brueckmann