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With sympathy on behalf of the Holy Cross Parish Family

Clarence Broberg is the father of Bonnie (Terri) Van Hout.

Clarence G. Broberg, 90, Green Bay, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at his home surrounded by his family. Clarence was born on Feb. 9, 1919, in Calumet, Mich., the son of the now late Arthur and Lucille (Morcum) Broberg.

He attended school until the 8th grade when he left to help support his family during the Great Depression.

When he turned 18, Clarence joined the Conservation Corps and from there enlisted in the United States Army. He served his country during World War II in the European Campaign having fought at Normandy, the Ardenne and various missions in Central Europe. Clarence obtained the rank of corporal and was honorably discharged on July 15, 1945.

After separation from the service he moved to Detroit working for the auto industry for a number of years before settling in Green Bay. He secured a position at Larsen Canning Company and met the true love of his life while working with her.

On Oct. 15, 1960, he married the former Marjorie Metoxen in Menominee. Mich.
Clarence worked at First United Presbyterian Church for over 22 years assisting with the building maintenance, and officially retired on July 31, 1986.

He loved the outdoors and found great splendor in the beauty of simply being outside. Clarence liked to tinker in his yard, doing lawn care or some maintenance projects.

He loved to take Sunday road trips stopping to see relatives and friends along the way until it was time to "hit the road".

He is survived by his loving wife, Marjorie; his children, Lance and Susan Broberg, Green Bay; Bonnie and Terry Van Hout, Green Bay; Susan Webster-Lemens, Green Bay; Gene Stich, Kewaunee; Maxine Thomas, Oneida; Linda Webster, Oneida; Hugh Webster, New Franken; and Janice Hanley, Berwyn, Ill.; 24 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; a sister-in-law, Diane Broberg. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister-in-law, Richard Broberg, Gordon and Diane Broberg; two sisters and two brothers-in-law, Lucille and William Miller, Shirley and Robert Berryman.

A Celebration of Clarence's Life will be held on Saturday, (today) Nov. 21, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ravine, 2633 Manitowoc Road. A Military Honors Salute will be held at 1 p.m. to acknowledge his faithful and honorable service for his dedication to our Nation. Burial will be held at the Oneida Methodist Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.hansenfuneralservice.com/.

The family would like to offer a special thank-you to the staffs of the Aging and Disability Resource Center for all of their assistance. Also, a warm note of appreciation to the caregivers of Unity Hospice for their loving and attentive care of Clarence.

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