Alvin Kenneth Broehm


Dec. 25, 1931 - Jan. 23, 2013



Alvin Kenneth Broehm, 81, Wisconsin Rapids, died early Wednesday morning, Jan. 23, 2013, at The Renaissance, Wisconsin Rapids.


Alvin was born in Grand Chute on Dec. 25, 1931, to Alvin and Caroline (Treichel) Broehm. He married Arlene Tank on July 28, 1956, at Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.


He served his country in the U.S. Army stateside during the Korean War, from 1954 to 1956.


Alvin was employed by the Waukesha public school system as a social studies teacher for 35 years. After his retirement, he moved to Lake Camelot (town of Rome).


He was very active in church activities. He served on the board of elders for Trinity Lutheran Church in Waukesha and taught vacation Bible school at St. Paulís church in Wisconsin Rapids. 


Alvinís passion was his family, children and grandchildren. He loved them very much and they all loved him dearly.  He was a sports fan who especially enjoyed watching the Packers.  He also enjoyed bowling, camping, fishing, and playing cards.


Survivors include his wife, Arlene; children, Karolyn Broehm, Kevin (Theresa) Broehm, Kathryn Broehm, Kristopher (Holly) Broehm, Karl (Aew) Broehm and Koreen (Dan) Dykas; 18 grandchildren, Aly McClain, Kasi McClain, Ariel McClain, Donovan McClain, Mark Broehm, Jessica Englehart, Alicia Broehm, Deven (Sami) Adams, Derek Adams, Kahlea Adams, Daelen Adams, Raquel Broehm, Bhawramaett Broehm, Sean Bonow, Rachael Bonow, Sarah Bonow, Trever Broehm and Gavin Broehm; four great-grandchildren, Kaylee Broehm, Christiana Broehm, Jadon Broehm and Anthony Broehm; sister-in-law, Marilyn Tank; brother-in-law, Donald (Jan) Tank; niece, Angela (Jeremy) Wang; and grand-niece, Lucy Jo Wang. 


He was preceded in death by one grandchild, Luke, and sister, Deloris (Charles) Schmahl.


Visitation will be held from noon until the 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wisconsin Rapids. The Rev. Paul Tullberg will officiate. Military rites will be provided by American Legion Post 442.


The family wishes to extend a thank you to all the hospice aides and nurses who cared for Alvin, with special thanks to Carrie and Roberta. They also extend their gratitude to neighbors, Darlene, Jim, Norm and Jan for all their help and support.


Herman-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 715-423-5460, is assisting the family with arrangements.