Harold J. Brohammer 1918 - 2006 Worden
Services for Harold J. Brohammer, 87, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's United Church of Christ north of Worden. Burial with military honors will follow in St. John's Cemetery south of the church.Mr. Brohammer died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at Colmery-O'Neil Veterans Administration Medical Center in Topeka.He was born April 7, 1918, in Willow Springs Township, the son of John Fredrick and L. Artis Metsker Brohammer. He grew up and attended school in rural Willow Springs.Mr. Brohammer served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He attained the rank of technical sergeant in the 137th Infantry, 35th Division, and was honorably discharged on Oct. 12, 1945. He was a platoon sergeant of a heavy mortar crew in France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany. He received a Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and American Defense Service Ribbon.He was a farmer and worked for his father from 1933 to 1940. He continued to farm before he retired in 1982.Mr. Brohammer was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post No. 5901 of Ottawa and Lloyd Beaton Post No. 228 of the American Legion in Baldwin. He served on the Willow Springs Township Board and school board.He married Marie E. Hornberger on Dec. 9, 1952, in Worden. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include six daughters, Marjory "Marji" Brohammer, Gastonia, N.C., Mary Brohammer, Lawrence, Marlena Wallace, Overland Park, Martha Roach, Newton, Marla Royer, Tulsa, Okla., and Margene Brohammer, Amarillo, Texas; and five grandchildren.Friends may call after 9 a.m. Sunday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Baldwin.The family suggests memorials to the church, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin 66006.