July 10, 1923 - Aug. 14, 2013
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SOUTH BEND - Charles "Chuck" Omer Broomall of Chattahoochee, FL passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He was born in South Bend on July 10, 1923 to the late Charles J. and Olive (VanOssenbruggen) Broomall. On August 28, 1948 he married the former Shirlee M. Schick who died in 2004. Chuck is survived by his children, Susan Harris (Peter) of Boston, MA Phillip Broomall (Vicky) of Frankfort, KY and Bruce Broomall of Chattahoochee, FL, and former wife, Anita (Forman) Broomall of Georgetown, KY; 4 grandchildren, Andrea Broomall (Eric) Riddell, Phillip (Donna) Broomall, Nathanael Broomall and Michael (Lauren) Broomall; and 2 great-grandchildren, Rachael and Rebecca Footland. He also leaves behind his sister, Opal (Fred) Freier of Arvada, CO. Though a "Mid-Westerner" at heart he relocated frequently, giving him the opportunity to travel and make many friends. A loving husband and dad, Chuck enjoyed life. After graduating from Plymouth High School, Chuck enlisted in the Army Air Corps. During his service for his country he received the Purple Heart. After leaving the service, Chuck attended Purdue University where he earned a BS degree in Forestry. His first employment after graduation was in commercial mushroom growing. This formed the basis for his approximately fifty years as a Commercial Mushroom Grower -- a career he much enjoyed. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 20th in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 521 N. William St. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to services in the funeral home. E-mail condolences may be made at www.welsheimer.com.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Aug. 18, 2013