Bill served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. He earned a degree in Psychology and worked as a substance abuse counselor. Bill had a great faith in his Lord and was an active member of Northwest Bible Church, near Parkville, MO.
He was preceded death by his father and a brother, Mike Bratten. He is survived by his wife, Charlene Bratten of the couple’s home; two daughters: Stephanie Smith of Panama City, FL and Krystal Bratten of Tiffin, IA; his mother, Mary Bratten of Pace, FL; two brothers: John Bratten of Pace, FL; Dennis Bratten of Milton, FL.
The family will receive friends from 6-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the Northwest Bible Church, 6520 NW 64th St., Kansas City, MO 64152, with Bill’s pastor and good friend, Clay Bowlin officiating. A Memorial service celebrating Bill’s life will follow at 7:00 p.m. A private family committal service will be held at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Northwest Bible Church. The Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville has been entrusted with the final arrangements. Memories of Bill and condolences may be left at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.