DWIGHT – Wm. Donald Branz Jr. of Odell, IL and formerly of Dwight, IL died Saturday, March 21, 2020 surrounded by his family. Due to COVID-19, private family services will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Dwight, IL, with Pastor John Mueller officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, Mazon, IL. A public Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorials in Wm.’s name may be made to the family. Hager Memorial Home, Dwight, is handling the arrangements. Wm. was born January 1, 1942 in Streator, IL, a son of William Sr. and Evelyn (Olsen) Branz. He married Eileen Small on January 12, 1963 in Dwight, IL. She survives in Odell, IL. Also surviving are one son, Donald W. Sr. (Rhonda) Branz of Dwight, IL; one daughter, Annette (William) Patchett of Odell, IL; four grandchildren: Danielle (Daniel) Thompson, Donald Jr. (Kelsie Urbasek) Branz; Jillian (Marcus) Cambic; and Daniel (Misty) Patchett. Four great-grandchildren: Bella, Bailey, Eva and Connor, and one on the way, due in July; and one brother, Gene (Nanci) Branz of Ohio, also survive. Wm. was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Branz. Wm. was educated in Dwight schools and was employed at DeLong Ford in Dwight, IL, Custom Farm Seed, and was a farmer all his life in the Dwight area. He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Dwight, IL, and a former member of the Moose Lodge. This obituary may be viewed and guestbook signed at www.hagermemorial.com