William "Bill" Brockenshire Jr.

William “Bill” Edward Brockenshire Jr., 92, of Lansing, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016, at Golden Living Center in Lansing. He was born Dec. 18, 1923, in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of William and Louise (McGowan) Brockenshire.

He married Joan G. Brant in Buffalo, N.Y. She survives at the home. He is also survived by a son, Dennis J. Brockenshire of Lansing, Kan.; four daughters, Debra L. (Art) Swieca of Lansing, Kan., Darlene A. Wheeler of Leavenworth, Dawn M. (Greg) Gable of Burnsville, Miss. And Susan (Dan) Brust of Hamburg, N.Y.; a brother, John “Jack” Brockenshire of Buffalo, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Bill was preceded in death by a son. Don T. Brockenshire; and four sisters, Patricia Grabar, Norma Argo, Thelma Cain and Helen Montsano.

He served in the Marines during World War II. Bill was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion. Bill enjoyed camping and traveling with his family.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A graveside service with Marine honors, will begin at 9 a.m., Friday, at Leavenworth National Cemetery.