Virgil Norman Brace

July 14, 1922 - Sept. 16, 2011

Virgil Norman Brace, 89, of Brookfield, was born to eternal life Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at Franciscan Woods Center in Brookfield. He was born July 14, 1922, in Rockford, to Norman D. and Ruth B. (Smith) Brace. He lived in the greater Rockford area until moving to Brookfield three years ago.

She is survived by three sons, including Roger (Laura) Brace of Brookfield; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would especially like to thank the wonderful staff and friends at Franciscan Woods. Also much appreciated are Father Paul and Chaplain Scott from Franciscan Woods.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Anderson-Long-Klontz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 6825 Weaver Road, Rockford. Burial in Willwood Burial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christian Life High School or Northern Illinois Crisis Pregnancy Center, in memory of Virgil.

Anderson-Long-Klontz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 815-654-2255, is serving the family.