Raymond G. Broecker

Raymond G. Broecker, 90, of West Bend, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at the Samaritan Health Center.

He was born on March 4, 1919, in the town of Wayne to the late August and Emma (nee Wehling) Broecker. On May 3, 1980 Ray was united in marriage to Marie Uselding (nee Strau) at St. Rose Catholic Church in Fredonia.

Ray farmed his entire life and he also worked at Mallard Coach for 20 years. He was a member of the West Bend Senior Citizen Chorus and Band. He loved polka music and dancing. He also enjoyed playing sheepshead, fishing, being with people and especially being with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Marie; seven children, Earl (Marjorie) Broecker, Janice Sailer, Joseph (Janis) Broecker, June (John) King, Joy (Charles) Wallace, John (Lisa Schlosser) Broecker, and Jacob Broecker; two step-children, Jim (Sharlene) Uselding, and Eileen (Daniel) Bittner; a daughterin-law, Pam (Jeff) Plier; 16 grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Ray was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy; his second wife, Gertrude; his son, James; his stepson, Jerry Uselding; and two sisters, Olive Broecker and Verona Survis.

Funeral services in remembrance of Ray will be held on Monday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Myrhum- Patten Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday from 4 p.m. until the time of the services. Burial will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. at Washington County Memorial Park.

Memorials in Ray’s name to the Samaritan Health Center Activity Center or the West Bend Senior Center are appreciated by the family.

Online guest book and condolences may be found at

The family would like to thank the staff of the third floor at Samaritan Health Center for the care given to Ray for the past five years.