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Arthur A. Braghini

RANTOUL, Ill. - Arthur A. Braghini, 86, of Rantoul. Illinois passed away on the morning of Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 at his home.

He was born Dec. 25, 1933 in Bessemer, Michigan, a son of Louis and Cesira (Grandelis) Braghini. He married Joan McQuiggin on June 1, 1957 in Ironwood, Michigan. She preceded in death on May 22, 2009.

He is survived by a son, Louis (Amy) Braghini of Champaign, Illinois; 2 daughters, Debbie (Mike) Corkran of Marion, Illinois and Diane (Steve) Craghead of Indianapolis, Indiana; a sister, Lois "Cookie" (Dennis) Hobson of Peoria, Illinois; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and his most loyal Pomeranian, Muffin.

After graduating from A. D. Johnston High School, Bessemer in 1951, Art served in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1971 after 20 years. He retired from Kraft Foods and from Champaign County Sheriff's Department where he worked in court security. He also worked at the Police Training Institute, in Champaign.

His ashes will be buried along side his wife in Maplewood Cemetery, Rantoul in a family service.

Lux Memorial Chapel, Rantoul is handling the arrangements.

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