Warren Brockmeier, 89, of Random Lake, Wisconsin and formerly of Oak Park, died on Dec. 8, 2015. Born in Chicago on July 28, 1926 to George and Edna (nee Zielke) Brockmeier, he graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School, served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, earned his bachelor’s degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1948, and later went on to DePaul University in Chicago, earning a law degree in 1952.

He married Virginia E. Selke on Aug. 25, 1951 at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Chicago and the couple later moved to Oak Park. Mrs. Brockmeier preceded him in death in 2000.

Mr. Brockmeier worked for the Cook County Inspection Bureau, and later Homer Gwinn & Company and EBS Management Consultants before becoming a vice president at The Wyatt Company from 1973 to 1988. After he retired, he served as an expert witness, specializing in director and officers liability insurance. His professional affiliations included admittance to the Illinois Bar in 1952, membership in the Chicago Bar Association, and certification as a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter. He also served as treasurer of the Lutheran Church in America, Illinois Synod, from 1962 to 1966. 

His interests included family, classical music, gardening, and traveling, including to Europe, Iran and Japan. He was an avid reader and shared a love of root beer floats with his grandson, Graham. 

Warren Brockmeier is survived by his son, Matthew (Loretta) Brockmeier; his grandchildren, Elizabeth (Keith) Norberg, Sarah Rhoads, and Graham Rhoads; his great-granddaughter, Olivia Grace Norberg; his step-siblings, Benjamin (Diane) Howery and Angela Johnson; his brother-in-law, Cliff (friend, Sandi Hogenson) Hjelmer; and his nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; his infant son, Mark; his parents, George and Edna; his brother, Raymond H. (the late Eileen) Brockmeier; and his step-mothers, Alice (nee Scott) Brockmeier and Angela (nee Howery) Brockmeier. 

Funeral services were held on Dec. 14 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Random Lake. He was laid to rest beside his wife on Dec. 15 in Irving Park Cemetery in Chicago, with military honors. 

Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church. 

The Eernisse Funeral Home in Belgium, Wisconsin assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.

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