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“Joan, My condolences to you and your family. I remember your dad fondly from my days in QofA scouts. He was a very special man. My prayers are with...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Lynn Bobay - Grandy, NC

“Bill was my supervisor in the 60's. Ienjoyed and thought highly of Bill. Agood person. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: John Schenck - Sebring, FL

“Dear Joan, Steve & John, I'm so sorry to here about the passing of my Uncle Bill. He was a wonderful person and I'm proud to be named after him....Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Bill Ottenweller - San Francisco, CA

“Joan, Steve and John and Family I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Bill. He was such a special person and I have many fond memories...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy McKinney - Williamsburg, VA

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. GOD PROMISES US THAT WE WILL SEE OUR LOVED ONES AGAIN, MAY YOU FIND COMFORT KNOWING THAT HE IS WITH YOU NOW. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Joan,My condolences to your and your family. Losing a parent is like muting a vital part of what made you who you are and cannot be regained. Keep...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Pat Stahlhut - Fort Wayne, IN

“ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: KEISTON HOLLOWAY - VINCENNES, IN

“My deepest condolences to the entire Brase family on the loss of your father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: DeeDee (Brase) Peduto - IN

Aunt Gerry & Uncle Bill Brase - 1945 - Ft. Wayne, Indiana “Joan, John, and Steve - remembering you and your families at this difficult time. If we could reach up and hold a star for every time your dad made...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Karen (Clark) Denale - Bluemont, VA


William A. Brase, 92, passed away on Thursday, January 17th, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He was born to the late Clarence and Corrine Shondell Brase on August 5, 1920. William was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne. He was an active member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church, The Fraternal Order of Elks, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign War. William retired from General Electric after 42 years of service. He was a WWII veteran, having served in the US Army, 45th Infantry Division. He enjoyed golf, fishing, travel, and spending time with children and grandchildren. William is survived by sons John J. (Catherine) of Anderson, IN and Steven L. (Vicky) of Denver, CO; daughter, Joan Hayden of Fort Wayne; brothers, Thomas T. and Paul F. of Fort Wayne; sister, Harriet Ottenweller of Peoria, IL; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 2 great great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine (Clark) Brase; brothers, John, Clarence, Robert, Richard, James and Donald; and longtime companion, Carol Murphy. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am, Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with calling one hour prior. Father Chris Smith officiating. Calling also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm Monday at D. O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd with a Rosary at 4:30 pm. Burial in Catholic Cemetery , Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the Queen of Angels Catholic Church or Elks National Foundation. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.