Richard Broas, 80, Neenah, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013, at Theda Clark Medical Center following complications with surgery. He was born on April 23, 1932, in Appleton, son of Walter and Hyacinth (Fredericks) Broas. Richard was in the Wisconsin National Guard, and worked for American Can Co. for over 40 years. He enjoyed boat racing, snowmobiling, raising horses and dogs, and refinishing antique buggies and sleighs. Richard was a former member of the Town of Neenah-Menasha Volunteer Fire Department and a member Peace Lutheran Church for numerous years.
Richard is survived by his children: Terry (Chris) Broas, Annette Roberts, Mike Broas, Bonnie Coleman, Julie Broas, Cheryl Veirauch, and Jon (Sue) Broas; grandchildren: Andrew ( Danielle) Broas, Laura and Stephanie Coleman, Anthony and Alan Roberts, Shallin Stone, and Dianna Broas; two great grandchildren; a brother: Jack (Carol) Broas; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews including his brother Tom’s children: Cheryl, Steve, and Craig Broas.
Further surviving Richard are his brothers- and sisters-in-law: Nancy (Fred) DeBoer, Jackie Burr, Mae Valencia, Janey (Cal) Yamane and Dan Burr.
Richard was preceded in death by his wife: Carole A. Broas; parents; a daughter: Lynn Broas; two grandchildren: Kimberly Broas and Sean Veirauch; a brother: Tom Broas; and brother-in-law: Richard Burr.
Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Peace Lutheran Church, 1228 S. Park Ave., Neenah, with Rev. Ricky P. Schroeder officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 1:30 p.m. Tuesday until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.