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“Our deepest sympathy to Ruth, Cherlyn and all the rest of the family. Gene was such a nice man. We always enjoyed visiting when we would run across...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Jeff and Mary Kolbe - chilton, WI

“My sincere sympathy to Ruth and family. I missed seeing you at the Senior Center recently and was sorry to hear of Gene's passing. You were both...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Jeanette Klauck - Kiel, WI

“Gene was a warm and friendly man. Always had something good to say. He was the fieldman for Golden Guernsey and did farm visits and always was very...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: LaVerne Schmidt - Chilton, WI

“We enjoyed visiting with Gene when you folks came to see Gary and Darlene. Although he is with his Savior, there will be an empty chair around the...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Howie & Vickie Luehmann - MN

“Our hearts are with all of you at this difficult time. Though we know Gene has gone on to a better, beautiful place, we will surely miss how much he...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Roxanne Swanson - Hilbert, WI

“We were saddened to here of Gene's passing. Our brief visits were always so enjoyable. The card games at Myrons and Veras are great memories ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Will & Mary Zeamer Beaver Dam, Wi

“You will be missed. We always enjoyed seeing you and visiting in Arizona. ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Jen and Alan Radloff - AZ

“Sorry to hear about Eugene.He just said Hi to me in church 2 weeks ago in church.My thoughts are with your family ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Bonnie Ott - Chilton, WI - friend

“Hearing that Gene passed Friday was a surprise I didn't think his health was going done. Will miss seeing him when I go home to church. He always had...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Dawn Grimmer - Appleton, WI

“It has been my honor to have known Gene. He was a kind and gentle man and an outstanding example to all. I so enjoyed the many days at the cottage...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Dan Rippl - Kimberly, WI

“We extend our deepest sympathy to Ruth and family on the passing of Gene. We met through work with Golden Guernsey. He truly was a good, kind man and...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Chuck & Ellen Schneider - Chilton, WI

“To Ruth: What a loving man Gene was, in my time working at the homestead Gene would have a kind word every time I saw him.You will be in my prayers ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: pam - chilton, WI - friend

“We extend our prayers and sympathy to the family of Eugene and to our two Grandaughters Kayla and Trisha you will allways have your memories of your...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Caryle Swanson - elcho, WI

“Dear Faith & Dakota- The Young children are very sorry to hear that Grandpa has passed away. Randy, Alice, Wyatt ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Jayne Young - Hilbert, WI

“Dear Ruth and Family:My deepest sympathy goes to you and your family with the loss of Gene. He was such a caring and thoughtful person and he will...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Kathy Burg - Chilton, WI - Friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Mike & Kat Swanson - De pere, WI

“Ruth and the entire Broehm Family,I met Eugene when I worked at the grocery store. I will always remember Eugene and Ruth by the small conversations...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Lisa Wollersheim - Chilton, WI

“I had a pet name for uncle Gene it was Mikey for the life cereal commericals. Mikey liked everything, i would make a big batch of soup or a pie for...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: mary pinge - chilton, WI


Eugene Roland "Gene" Broehm, age 86, of Chilton, formerly of Hilbert, died on Friday August 24, 2012, at the Homestead Care Center in New Holstein. He was born on August 26, 1925 in Hilbert, son of the late Arvin & Lydia (Fredrich) Broehm. He married Ruth Irene Wolf on September 17, 1948 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brillion. Gene was a partner with Armin Hernke in the Cold Spring Cheese Factory in Hilbert from 1941 to 1948 and then operated the plant from 1948 to 1975 when Golden Guernsey Dairy purchased the plant. He then worked for Golden Guernsey Dairy until his retirement in 1985. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hilbert, The Senior Citizens Groups of Chilton and Kiel, and he was a former member of the Wisconsin Cheese Maker's Association. He also served as a director for the State Bank of Hilbert. Gene loved fishing, playing cards, and dancing with his wife. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Ruth; 5 children, Sharen & special friend Chuck of Green Bay, Gary & Darlene of Winona, MN, David & Christine of Cedarburg, Lynette & Bruce of Hilbert, Cherlyn & Steven of Hilbert; 18 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, La Verna, Germaine, Darlene & Paul; 4 brothers, Jerome & Joan, James & Grace, Carl & Sharon, Curley; and a sister-in-law, Virginia & Jim. He is also survived by many godchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. Gene was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Milford, Rueben, Leo, & Ronald; and 2 brothers-in-law, Oscar and Harold. Funeral services will be at 11 AM on Tuesday August 28, 2012 at St. Peter Lutheran Church (43 N. 3rd St.) in Hilbert, with the Rev. Brian Crane officiating. Burial will follow in the Community Cemetery in Brillion. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4 to 8 PM on Monday and again on Tuesday at the church from 9 to 10:30 AM. A memorial fund has been established in the name of Eugene R. Broehm for St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hilbert, or the Lutheran Children's Friend Society of Wauwatosa.