WILLIAM E. "BILL" BROADFOOT

William E. "Bill" Broadfoot of Arlington Heights Bill Broadfoot was born on Aug. 12, 1924, in Chippewa Falls, WI, to Roscoe and Ella (nee Rohrscheib) Broadfoot. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elaine Marie Baning; and sister, Ruth Broadfoot. Bill passed away Dec. 23, 2012, in Arlington Heights. Bill was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner, WI and formerly a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights. He loved spending summers in Spooner at the cottage and winters in Saint Augustine, FL. He loved traveling, golf and spending time with family and friends. He especially liked attending reunions with his Broadfoot cousins (Majoris, Shryock, Raymond, Roddy, Scott, Brobst, Roth and MacMartin). Bill is survived by his wife of 17 years, Eileen (Marinelli Bridges) Broadfoot. In addition to his wife, his sister, Janet Frances Dodge of Lynwood, WA; his children, Thomas (Janice) Broadfoot, James (Anh) Broadfoot, Carol (Brian) Baldini and Janet Murray; his stepsons, Brian (Jane) Bridges and David Bridges; his grandchildren, Sarah, Dan and Emily Broadfoot, Stephanie (Brandon) Cook, Tom Baldini, Ryan, Megan and Riley Bridges; and many Broadfoot cousins. Bill grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from Mondovi High School in 1942. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and later attended Valparaiso Universities first engineering school and graduated from Purdue University in 1950, with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Bill and Elaine were happily married for 40 years. He retired from Commonwealth Edison Co. after 35 years as superintendent of transportation. He was involved in his church and community. He was a past president of the Arlington Heights Lions Club, Scoutmaster of Troop 37, and a member of the building committee at St. Peter Church. He was a member of the Spooner VFW at the time of his death. Interment will be at Town of Maine Cemetery, Park Ridge, IL. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 111 W. Olive St., Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Northwest Suburban Boy Scouts of America, 600 Wheeling Road, Mount Prospect, IL 60056 or St. Peter Lutheran Church, 111 W. Olive St., Arlington Heights, IL. 60004. For funeral information and condolences, www.GlueckertFH.com or 847-253-0168.
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Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Dec. 25, 2012