Brett A. Tracy, 59

Brett A. Tracy, 59, South Whitley, passed away on Oct. 22, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. 

The son of Arthur Russell and Edna L. (Coldren) Tracy, Brett was born on March 22, 1962, in Warsaw.

Brett graduated from Manchester High School in 1980 and from Vincennes University in 1983, where he studied construction. He began working at Invensys/Controls in 1984, where he was employed until 2005. In 2007 Brett began driving truck delivering campers for D&T Transport in Goshen, Indiana. He worked there until he was in a motorcycle wreck in 2018.

On May 17, 2008, Brett married the love of his life, Dawn Kilander. The couple fit a lifetime of memories and love into their thirteen years of marriage. Ultimately, Brett’s life was about helping people in various ways. Brett was a member of the Indiana Patriot Guard, American Legion Post 286 and Family Fraternity Moose Lodge 1518, both of North Manchester, American Veterans Post 2919, South Whitley, the Wabash Hog Group, and ABATE of Indiana,.

Brett was a thoughtful person who loved to visit with others. Brett seemed to know someone no matter where he went and had the ability to talk to anyone about anything. He enjoyed travel bowling with the Moose, golfing, dart league, and teaching people to ride motorcycles.

Surviving are his wife Dawn Tracy, South Whitley; daughter, Daisha (Brian Sauerhage) Kilander, Oconto Falls, Wis.; brothers, Larry (Joan) Tracy, Costa Mesa, Calif., and Richard (Ann) Tracy, North Manchester; sisters, Patricia Allen, Fort Wayne, Shelly (Tracy) Gilliland, Warsaw, Debbie Tracy, Fort Wayne, and Carol (Fred) Haw, Chicago; two grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and the Barn Bunch family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Russell and Edna Tracy; an infant brother; and a sister Linda Werking. 

Family and friends may call Thursday, Oct. 28, from 2-8 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at 11a.m. with calling beginning at 10:00 a.m. at McKee Mortuary. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Brett Tracy, memorials may be made to the Indiana Patriot Guard, 3310 East 350 South, Bluffton, IN 46714 or Parkview Foundations Guardian Angel, 10622 Parkview Plaza Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.

The family of Brett A. Tracy has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.
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Posted on 2021 Oct 27