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OBITUARY: Jerome “Jerry” Broehm

Jerome “Jerry” Broehm, age 86, of Brillion, passed away on May 9, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family.

Jerry is survived by his wife and love of his life, Joan; their children, Lori (Donald) Jacobs, Lisa Ditter, Ricky (Penny) all of Chilton, Tina (Roger) Grunewald of Kiel, and Randy (special friend Elsie) of Brillion; grandchildren: Ashley Bryer, Michael, Nathan and Ryan Jacobs, Aerial and Nickolas Ditter, Mariyah and Hannah Broehm, Jamie (Marcia), Travis, and Tyler Grunewald, Blake, Austin, Jarrod, and Jake Broehm; great-grandchildren: Karl Grunewald and Jase Broehm; two sisters and two brothers-in-law: Germaine Bratz of Brillion, Darlene (Paul) Schumacher of Wisconsin Rapids, Larry (special friend Jeanette) Bernard of Chilton; three brothers and eight sisters-in-law: Carl (Sharon) of Bancock, Arvin “Curly” (Donna) of Elkhart Lake, Jim (Grace) of Phoenix, AZ, Bette (Al) Buchholz of Kiel, Susan (Tom) Mullenbach of New Holstein, Jane (John) Korb of St. Cloud, Ruth Broehm of Chilton, and Virginia Broehm of Brillion; adopted sister: Fran Pitz of Kiel; adopted grandchildren: Sam Popp of Potter and Brian and Eric Smuckers of OH; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers: Milford, Reuben, Eugene, Leo, and Ronald; one sister and three brothers-in-law: Laverna (Harold) Pingel, Oscar Bratz, and Lonnie Bernard; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Harvey and Anita (Koehler) Bernard; two sisters-in-law: Sandra Bernard and Donna Bernard; and other relatives.

Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. (NOON) on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Peace Ev. & Reformed in Potter.  Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Marc Axelrod with burial to follow in Potter Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church on Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  The Eagles Aerie of Chilton will do a short service at 11:30 a.m. before the church service starts at noon.

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