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Wayne Elmer Broman

Obituary for Wayne Elmer Broman

June 3, 1946 - February 23, 2020
Elyria, Ohio | Age 73

Loving Son, Brother, Uncle, Veteran


Wayne Elmer Broman, 73, of Elyria passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 23, 2020 following a lengthy illness. He was born June 3, 1946 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.
He graduated from McKeesport High School, class of 1964. Wayne served his country in the United States Air Force, 1965 – 1969. He was a proud Vietnam veteran serving a year in Thailand. He retired in 2002 after 30+ years of service as a millwright at the US Steel-Lorain Works.
Wayne was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elyria. He was also a life member of VFW Post #1662 in Amherst. He held many offices and chairmanships, including two years as Post Commander as well as being recognized as an All-State Post Commander. In addition, he served several years as a Trustee and a member of the Canteen Committee. Wayne participated in the Amherst Military Honor Guard and the Amherst VFW Color Guard. He enjoyed the annual Ohio Day trips to the National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. He was a great story and joke teller. He enjoyed spending time at the family cabin in Pennsylvania.
Wayne is survived by his siblings, Glenn (Claudia) of Pittsburgh, PA, Kerwin (Jane) of Van Wert, OH, Marsha (A.O.) Gutierrez of Jamestown, RI, and Elaine Scott of Elyria; many nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Catherine Broman.
Friends and family may call 10am – 12pm Sunday, March 1 at the Amherst VFW Post #1662, 165 Cleveland Avenue, Amherst. Service will begin at 12pm Sunday at VFW Post #1662. Chaplain Steve Whelan will officiate. Interment will take place 10:30am Monday, March 2 at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville.
Memorial contributions can be forwarded to VFW National Home for Children, 3573 South Waverly Road, Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827 or a charity of your choice.

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