Walnut: - Elmer H. Broeren, 71, Depot St., Walnut, died in his home Saturday. Services will be Tuesday with the Mass of Resurrection at 12 noon at St. John's Catholic Church, with Rev. J. Richard Fagan, officiating. Rosary will be Monday at 8 p.m Visitation is from 2-4 and 7 -9 p.m. Monday.

Mr. Broeren was born April 23, 1906 in Thorp, Wis., son of Theodore and Mary Van Able Broeren. He served in European Theatre World War II. He was married Nov. 26, 1933 at St. Hegwigs Catholic Church, Thorp, Wis., and his widow, Matilda, survives him.

The Broerens lived in Walnut from 1936 to 1948, and returned to Walnut in 1958. A cheesemaker and carpenter, he was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Walnut, and the Walnut American Legion Post 179, which will conduct full military rites at the graveside.

Surviving in addition to his widow are four daughters, Mrs. Theodora Galentine, Stockton, Mrs. Arman (Marjorie) Schmidt, Chicago; Mrs. Arthur (Marilyn) Pingel, Middleton, N.Y., and Miss Mary Ellen Broeren, Thornton, Col.; four sons, Donald, Danbury, Conn.; Russell, Gresham, Ore.; Patrick, Walnut; and James, Aurora, Colo.; two sisters, Harriet Pagel, Thorp, Wis.; and Ceal Carney, Springfield, Mass.; two brothers, Robert of Thorp, Wis., and Herbert, King, Wis.; 23 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and a sister.

July 6th Funeral notes: Burial Walnut Cemetery. Pallbearers: Mark Schmidt, Michael Schmidt, Martin Schmidt, Daniel Broeren, Thoms Broeren and Bradley Pingel.

(The Daily Gazette, July 1, 1978 - Saturday, page 4, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)




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