William McCracken

William “Bill” McCracken, 89, lifetime resident of Brookfield, died on July 29, 2018. 

Born on May 10, 1929, he worked the security detail for Illinois government dignitaries and the Secretary of State and managed auctions for a railroad company. Mr. McCracken served as a Brookfield police and fire commissioner for many years, and he owned the Suburban Juvenile Children’s Store on Grand Boulevard. He loved finding hidden treasures at flea markets and garage sales. 

Mr. McCracken was the husband of the late Lorenza “Lolli” McCracken; the father of Lynn (Charles) Vaughn; and the family friend of Cindy (Anthony Giannini) Jourdan. 

Services have been held. Interment was private. 

Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.