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Arthur Joseph Broemeling passed away at the age of 88 on August 2, 2014.
He was born in Genesee, Idaho, on March 12, 1926, to John Herman Broemeling and Katherine Kries.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy; sister Rose Sanders of Kirkland, Washington; son Richard Broemeling and wife Susan of Mountain Home, Idaho; daughter Kathy Tillia of Port Angeles; grandsons Joseph Broemeling of Garden City, Idaho, Brian Tillia and wife Jessica of Auburn, Washington, James Tillia and wife Danielle of Sequim, and Jonathan Broemeling and wife Alisha of Kodiak, Alaska; granddaughters Angela Williams and husband David of Port Angeles, and Jessica Cecere and husband Kyle of Spanaway, Washington; and five great-grandchildren.
He was proceeded in death by his son-in-law Bob Tillia of Port Angeles.
Art was a proud member of the Greatest Generation and served in the U.S. Army in World War II as a corporal, anti-aircraft artillery specialist, earning the Army Occupation Medal, Victory Medal, American and Asiatic-Pacific Service Medals.
Peg and Art were married on June 6, 1954, in Renton, Washington, where he worked as an engineer for Boeing.
Art and Peggy moved to Sequim in 1959 and ran a dairy farm on the east end of town. His twin silos can still be seen from the highway, marking the passing of an era.
He also worked at the Clallam Co-op delivering heating oil throughout the valley.
Art was a longstanding member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus in Sequim and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4760 in Sequim.
Art's first priority was always family, and he doted on his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a wonderful husband and father and will be missed by all who knew him.
His service will be at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 121 East Maple Street, Sequim, today, August 8, 2014, at 11 a.m., followed by a graveside service at Sequim View Cemetery, 1505 Sequim-Dungeness Way.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, P.O. Box 2114, Sequim, WA 98382.
Services were entrusted to Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Aug. 8, 2014