FORT JENNINGS -- Thomas J. Broecker, 54, of Fort Jennings, died at 5 a.m. Saturday, October 6, 2012, at The Meadows of Kalida.
He was born March 29, 1958, in Lima to the late Louis J. "Butch" and Celeste M. "Shorty" (Kahle) Broecker.
Surviving are five sisters, Lois (Don) Neumeier of Delphos, Helen (Eugene) Laudick of Cloverdale, Norma (Don Bauer) Broecker of Oakwood, Jane (Chris) Rode of Delphos and Marge Broecker of Fort Jennings; seven nieces and nephews, Melanie Neumeier, Sarah Kimmet, Jennifer Hammons, Nikki Laudick, Angie Laudick, Jacob Rode and Todd Rode; and six great-nieces and nephews.
Tom worked at Brookhill Center Industries. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings. He was a Boy Scout and participated in Special Olympics. He was an avid OSU Buckeye fan, enjoyed bowling, NASCAR and loved to dance.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday and 2-8 p.m. Monday at Love Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township (on the corner of Rts. 224 & 634) and one hour prior to service Tuesday at church.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.