Kent C. Goldbranson, age 86, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on March 10th, 2014

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Kent C. Goldbranson, age 86, of Lombard, Vet WWII, died March 8 at Lexington of Elmhurst.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 12 from 3 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral service will be Thursday, March 13 at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to St. Pius X Church for 10 AM Mass. Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.

Mr. Goldbranson is survived by his daughter, Alison (Glen) Pari of Campton Hills: Two sons, Mark (Marybeth) of Berwyn and Eric (Gloria) of Darien. Seven grandchildren: Joseph Weinhold of Bartlett, James Weinhold of South Carolina, Jaclyn Pari of Campton Hills, IL, Jenny Pari of Campton Hills, IL, Megan Goldbranson of Darien, Andrew Goldbranson of Darien, Kathleen Goldbranson of Berwyn. Three great-grandchildren: James, Connor and Audrianna, a sister, Donna Adams and a brother Robert Goldbranson.

Mr. Goldbranson is preceded in death by his wife, Vera M. nee Mackle; his daughter, Gail; his grandson, Matthew; and his sister, Joyce.

Mr. Goldbranson was an Army Rifleman under General George Patton in Sicily, Italy and North Africa at ages 15-16. He was sent home to Sandwich, Illinois, like many “Gung-Ho” teenagers who were found to be under age. Mr. Goldbranson then completed his junior year at Sandwich High School. His family moved to Maywood, Illinois, where he completed his senior year at Proviso East High School and lettered in varsity football, basketball, and baseball. Mr Goldbranson re-entered the Army in 1945 where he and many friends from Proviso were shipped overseas to France, Germany, and Austria. After the war, Mr. Goldbranson worked for Commonwealth Edison for many years and retired in 1987. He was a member of Maywood Winfield Scott VFW Post #2193. Mr. Goldbranson was very proud of donating blood for over 60 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Red Cross Blood Program, 2200 W. Harrison, Chicago, Illinois 60612, or a blood donation in his name, appreciated. More info or 888-629-0094.


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  1. Deborah L Sherman says:

    Very sorry . The lost of Your Father is very hard My prays and Heart is with You at this time and always . He will be Missed by All! God Bless You and Help you in this Great time of need. I know He will be missed . Love Always Deb

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