George Leroy Bromm, 75, of Coleman, passed away suddenly Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Sebring, Florida. He was born July 19, 1942 in Detroit, the fourth child of the late Arthur & Clara (Carpenter) Bromm. George moved to the Carpenter family farm when he was a freshman in high school He graduated from Coleman High School in 1961. George served his country during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Eagles 4463. George married Kathryn (Huntoon) Long on January 23, 1981 in Coleman. In 1995, he retired from the Dow Chemical Company in Midland after 29 years of service. After retiring from Dow, George worked for Burns Septic Tank Pumping and drove school bus for Coleman Community Schools for 13 years. George’s passion was farming the family centennial farm. He was a Farmall guy with a phenomenal work ethic. He was an early riser, and valued a hard day’s work; the day didn’t end until the all the gates were shut, the last wagon of hay was in the barn, and the tractors put away. He enjoyed spending much of the winter in Sebring, Florida with Kathy in their 5th wheel camper. George loved a good story, funny joke and a well played practical joke.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years Kathy, 5 daughters: Amy & Pat Hovey of Coleman, Lorie & Steve Fox of Coleman, Karen & Carl Cecil of Riverdale, Glenda & David Bowerman of St. Louis, Becky & Bryan Sysak of Coleman, step-daughter Sallie Butler of Alma, 20 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, brother Charles & Polly Bromm of PA and sister Shirley Faber of MN. He was preceded in death by his grandson Zachary Hovey and sister Alice Keefer.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday January 27, 2018 at the O’Laughlin Funeral Home, Inc. with Evangelist Rodney Colmus officiating. Burial will take place in the Warren Township Cemetery, Coleman. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm and on Saturday starting at 10 am until the time of services. Memorials are suggested to the Coleman Regional Agriscience Center.