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James C. "Pat" Braffet
(December 19, 1926 - November 9, 2010)

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DeKALB – James C.”Pat” Braffet, 83, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.

Born Dec. 19, 1926, in DeKalb, the son of Clifford and Alice T. (Magnuson) Braffet, he married Alberta M. Griswold July 30, 1947, in Sandwich.

Pat was formerly employed by Del Monte in DeKalb and then by Caterpillar, where he retired after 33 years, as well as farming his family farm. He was a square dance caller for 30 years and also taught square dancing. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in DeKalb. Pat was a Boy Scout leader for Troop 19, was the supervisor of Pierce Township and enjoyed taking trips on his motorcycle.

He is survived by his wife, Alberta; his four sons, Gary (Vicky) Braffet of DeKalb, Craig (Patti) Braffet of Hinckley, Jim (Sue) Braffet of Sandwich and Curtis (Peggy) Braffet of Carlock; 10 grandchildren, Steffanie, Terry, Chris, Gerry, Kelli, Amy, Julie, Meghan, Kristen, Kayla; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at Anderson Funeral Home, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation will take place at the Anderson Funeral Home Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the James C. “Pat” Braffet Memorial Fund in care of Anderson Funeral Home Ltd., P.O. Box 605, DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit or call 815-756-1022.


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