William A. Bralick Sr.

Jan. 5, 1925 -May 19, 2006

Former Waukesha resident William Anthony Bralick Sr., 81, died Friday, May 19, 2006, at Jewish Home and Care Center. William was born Jan. 5, 1925, in the town of Pewaukee, to John and Hermina (nee Sekora) Bralick.

He attended St. Josephs grade school and graduated from Waukesha High School in 1944. At age 17, he was the sports editor of the Waukesha Daily Freeman. He was also an announcer on WAUK and a police reporter in Nampa, Idaho. Mr. Bralick worked as the advertising director at the Burlington Standard Press, the Yazoo City Herald in Mississippi and the Menomonee Falls News. He then moved on to the U.S. Army working as a legal claim specialist for the Staff Judge Advocates office, department of the U.S. Army, in Fort Meade, Md. Retiring in 1995, he returned home to Wisconsin.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (nee Harmon), and his children, Stephanie (Ed) Naglack of St. George, Utah, Thomas Ruesser of Boise, Idaho, George (Nancy) Bralick of Whitefish Bay, William (Cecelia) Bralick Jr. of Dallas and Jeffrey Bralick of Milwaukee. He was a fond brother to Mary Ann (Milton) Ziebell of Waukesha, Frances Hegemann of Burlington and Anthony Bralick of Hayward. He is further survived by 16 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, George, John, Frank and Joseph, and a sister, Rose.

Visitation for Bill will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service Saturday, May 27, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Burial will follow the service at St. Paul Cemetery in the town of Genesee.

If desired, memorials are suggested to Jewish Home and Care Center, 10911 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, WI 53029. Their care and concern for Bill was greatly appreciated.

For further information, call Randle-Dable Funeral Home at 547-4035 or visit online at

Bill's courage, goodness and strength will always be an inspiration to others.