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Everett A. Brakke

(Aug. 19, 1922 - June 18, 2013)

Everett A. Brakke died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Powell. He was 90.

Everett was born in Billings, Mont., Aug. 19, 1922, to Tilmer and Blanche (Langstaff) Brakke. He attended schools in Billings and graduated from Billings Senior High. After graduation Everett entered the Civilian Conservation Corps and then worked in an electric motor repair shop until World War II started. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps where he served as an airplane mechanic and link trainer instructor from 1942 until 1946.

Everett and Betty Jean Martin were married Sept. 13, 1943. They resided in Billings until 1953 at which time they moved to Powell. Everett was employed by Heasler Plumbing until 1960. He then worked for the Powell School District doing mechanical maintenance in all the school buildings until he retired in 1984.

He was a member of the Powell Volunteer Fire Department for 10 years and belonged to the American Legion in Powell.

Everett was preceded in death by his parents, wife Betty, son Gary, brothers Charles, Leonard and Robert and sister Doris “Pat” Knebel.

He is survived by sons Ray (Kathleen) Brakke of Denver; Dan (Darlis) Brakke of Kansas City, Mo.; Steve (Jolene) Brakke of Powell; daughter Cheryl (Bill) Watson of Billings; brother Vernon of Layton, Utah; sister Betty of DeLaven, Wisc.; and grandchildren Michael, Christine, Erik, Ryan, Chelsea and Kevin.

Cremation has taken place and private family services will be held at a later date.

Thompson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family at or P.O. Box 807, Powell, WY 82435.


  • posted by len brakke

    September 14, 2016 3:24 pm

    hi Dan. my x-wife told me you called. she lost the number you gave her so I am trying to locate you. I am len brake, son of chuck and gayle. my twin Linda is living in Spokane, wa. along with my youngest sister bev .my sister Janet lives in cranbrook, B. C. and my brother Richard lives in Sacramento, Ca it would be great to talk with you!
    I live in Ketchikan, AK for 4 years now. thanks for tracking me down. Leonard James Brakke 1-907-617-3150

  • posted by dawn

    March 08, 2015 12:14 pm

    I am vernon granddaughter Dawn. Dona Brakke daughter I have his new number please contact me 8016784901

  • posted by JoAnn Spint

    July 17, 2013 8:23 pm

    Vernon and Everett Brakke have been my dad's friend for many years. Guess Vern has changed his telephone from 801 774-6632. I'm Bob Spint's daughter and just trying to get the new #. Sorry to hear of your loss.

  • posted by JoAnn Spint

    July 17, 2013 8:19 pm

    Vernon Brakke has been my dad's friend for many years. Guess Vern has changed his telephone from 801 774-6632. I'm Bob Spint's daughter and just trying to get the new #. Leonora

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