Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home

120 West Mill Street, Ossian, IN


Loyal Charles Humbracht

October 11, 1925January 15, 2020

Loyal Charles Humbracht, 94, of Ossian passed away on Wednesday January 15, 2020. Loyal was born October 11, 1925 in Marengo, Illinois, a son of the late Henry C. and Elizabeth C. (Voigt) Humbracht. During the 1960's and early 1970's Loyal owned and operated The Loyal Accounting Service and worked as a general CPA for Allstate Insurance Company in Chicago, Illinois. He would late retire in 1990 as an executive Vice President and Comptroller at U.S. Life and Casualty Company in Chicago. He was a member of the St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Uniondale, Elgin, Illinois Moose Lodge as well as the Jaycees there. In his free time he enjoyed hunting and fishing and playing Pinochle. He always kept score and always seemed to have won. Surviving family include his children, L. Lamont (John Holzinger) Humbracht and Sally (Stephen) Bracke; grandchildren, Marissa Bracke, Alex (Jilayne Willhoite) Bracke, Sam Shafer, Charles Bracke, and R. Patrick Shafer; great grandchildren, Theodore and Annabelle Bracke; son-in-law, Phil Shafer; dear family friend, Chuck Haas; and many terrific neighbors that watched over and cared for him. Besdes his parents, he was preceded in passing by his wife, Larraine (Hulke) Humbracht; and daughters, Carol Ann Humbracht and Mary Shafer. Funeral service will be 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian with visiation beginning at 2:00 p.m. Inurnment will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian at a later time. Memorials may be made to Friends of the Shelter - Bluffton Animal Shelter.


  • Friends of the Shelter - Bluffton Animal Shelter


  • Visitation Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 18, 2020


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Deborah (Humbracht) Randolph

January 17, 2020

When we were young, my sisters and I loved our trips to Elgin, IL to visit our grandparents and couldn't wait for the day set aside to visit Uncle Loyal and Aunt Larraine's house. They even visited us when my father, Gordon Humbracht (Loyal's nephew), was stationed at Hahn AFB in Germany in the late '70s. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to introduce my husband and children to Uncle Loyal on our way through Indiana in 2010. We just planned to come by to say hello and not be a burden. Of course, Uncle Loyal was so gracious and planned a whole day to take us on a tour around Ossian, visited the donut shop, the fire station and paid our respects at Aunt Larraine's resting place. It was a joy to visit with all of the family. I truly treasure my memories of Uncle Loyal!