Zeke Bratkowski
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Zeke Bratkowski was the longtime backup quarterback to Bart Starr during the Green Bay Packers dynasty years in the 1960s.

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Published in The Gazette on Nov. 12, 2019.
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December 12, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of Zeke Bratkowski. Please accept my deepest condolences. May you find comfort in your wealth of fond memories together. May the God of comfort along with his promise that one day very soon, no one will say they are sick be a comfort to you during this difficult time. (Isaiah 33: 24)
LPK
November 30, 2019
My condolences to Mr. Bratkowskis family. Although not a Packer fan, I was a young NFL fan during the teams Lombardi era. My memory of Zeke is as a reliable backup to Starr in many crucial situations. With his death and that of others from that time I feel a little more of my youth slip away. May he Rest In Peace.
November 27, 2019
Our condolences and heartfelt prayers go out to the family. May the God of tender mercies and all comfort be with you all during this most difficult time.

RS, Brandon Mississippi
November 26, 2019
My deepest sympathy on your loss and may God comfort you during this difficult time.
November 25, 2019
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's ...My condolence..


November 25, 2019
My deepest sympathy on your loss and may God comfort you during this difficult time.
November 21, 2019
The love of sports. He gave much to the game. I am sorry for your loss.
November 19, 2019
Bratkowski Family,
Our sincere condolences to you on the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss.
November 19, 2019
Truly a legend. Please accept my condolences and may your family have peace and comfort.
Lea
November 18, 2019
Daily Mass goer with a heart of Gold, May the Angels welcome him to Paradise.
Jim Kelly
Friend
November 18, 2019
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My condolences to the family and friends of Zeke Bratkowski for your loss.
November 16, 2019
May Good walk with you
Jerry Farless
November 16, 2019
He was a great guy and a football player
Robert Carr
Friend
November 16, 2019
Robert Carr
Friend
November 15, 2019
My condolences go out to the family of Zeke. What a football player! He will be missed by many.
Taylor
November 15, 2019
I remember that time period of great football. The family friends and the many fans I offer my condolences. Peace and comfort be with you at this tine.
Lindsey
November 14, 2019
The quintessential team player and teammate. Always well conditioned, well prepared, well-liked, and and dutifully accepting of his roles. And when it was time for the talented Mr. Bratkowski to contribute, he excelled.

You added much class to the world of football, and the world, Zeke. RIP
Old School AFL/NFL Fan
November 14, 2019
For HE Will Raise Him Up On Eagle's Wings,
Bear Him On The Breath Of Dawn,
Make Him To Shine Like The Sun,
And Hold Him In The Palm Of HIS Hand.

From Psalm 91
Rutledge St.George
November 14, 2019
To the family and friends of Mr. Bratkowski.May the God of comfort and peace strengthen you during this difficult time. Please accept my sincere condolences.
JE Sowell
November 14, 2019
A humble man and a great team player. Not a quality we see highlighted much today. Its more about number 1. What a great example Zeke was.
May all who mourn his loss find comfort from the hope given to us by Our Heavenly Father found in His Word.
November 14, 2019
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family. Please accept my condolences and prayers on the passing of your loved one.
November 13, 2019
Met Zeke and. Bart in the late 1990's when we were members of Burnt Pine golf club in Sandestin, Florida. Two of the best people I have ever known. I pray God will give Zeke's family strength to endure this hardship. Rest In Peace, Zeke! So glad to have known you! You were really an inspiration to me. You were so nice to my grandson, Cass, back then when he was only about 7 years old. He still talks about you guys. God bless.
George Sheridan
November 13, 2019
One of my fondest memories, growing up in the 60's, in Granada Hills, Ca., was playing Little League baseball with your son Bobbie. I remember you coming to the games and it was special, for a young sports junkie like me, to meet a real life Hero. My late father was hard to impress, but you were someone he really admired. Not only as a professional athlete but a great human being as well. My condolences to the entire Bratkowski family.
Scott Sanford
November 13, 2019
My condolences to the Bratkowski family. I followed Zeke's career the moment he became a Green Bay Packer. He was the epitome of a good teammate, a quality not often found in players who are back-ups. Reliable when called upon, it was obvious he was an integral contributor to the success of my beloved Green Bay Packers. Today, he joins Bart Starr in a heavenly huddle. My thoughts and prayers are with all who knew and loved this Packer great.
Pat ELLIOTT
November 13, 2019
Condolences to the Bratkowski family on your loss, Thanks Zeke for your military service and for being the best at being a kind and caring man through your life and for being the best backup quarterback the Packers ever had. God bless you and your family. Rest in peace!
Art Ruedinger
November 13, 2019
He was a helluva backup QB to both Ed Brown (Bears) & Bart Starr (Packers) RIP Zeke!!
Barry Harding
Friend
November 13, 2019
To the Bratkowski family Sorry for your loss, Zeke was a great person and thanks for your military service as well. Thanks for all those games you helped the Packers win when Bart was injured. You and Bart made a great quarterback tandem. You will be missed! REST IN PEACE ZEKE! GOD BLESS!
November 13, 2019
Sorry to hear of you passing, go in peace and be with the lord at this time, Uncle Zeke
Steve Lundy
November 13, 2019
Rest in Peace Zeke, and thank you for the memories, on and off the field.

Rest Zeke, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.
Harry Simpson
November 13, 2019
Please accept my deepest condolences to the Bratkowski Family, May the God of Peace wrap his arms around your hearts with comfort and love as you cope with this precious loss in your life.
BRY
November 13, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the Bratkowski family on the loss of ZEKE may your memories bring comfort and strength in the days ahead
Kay
November 13, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family. Zeke will be missed by many. May the God of comfort give comfort to all who love Zeke.
Mary Smith
November 13, 2019
So, so sorry to hear of Zekes passing. He was the most genuine and kindest person I had the pleasure to know. Rest In Peace Zeke, you will be missed!
Tom Lundy
Family
November 13, 2019
My condolences to the Bratkowski family, so very sorry for your loss, may God be with you to give you the comfort and strength you need at this time.
November 13, 2019
NOT MANY BACK UP QUARTERBACKS STUDY FILMS AND GAME PLANS THE WAY YOU DID... ALWAYS READY TO PLAY THE GAME , NOW YOUR A STARTER IN THE BIG LEAGUE CALLED HEAVEN... REST IN PEACE ZEKE !!!
RANDY DEITSCH
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