Gary Duane Brosch

 Gary Duane Brosch

March 9, 1935 – May 23, 2023

Gary Duane Brosch was born on March 9, 1935, in Omaha, NE to Lydia and Gustave Brosch. He grew up on a farm near Bennington and attended Elkhorn High School. He married his wife, Irene in Omaha in August 1956. They had 5 children. Gary’s working career started in Omaha at Continental Can, where he worked for the next 26 years. His work took him to Elwood, IN, St. Paul, MN, and Mankato, MN. He then moved to Danville, IL and Chicago, IL, where he worked in the canning and manufacturing industries. He stayed in the Chicago area until his retirement in 2000. He and Irene moved back to a subdivision near his childhood home in Bennington, where they lived until 2020. They then moved to Fremont, Ne, to be near their daughter.

Gary had many talents. He was a talented pianist and played the guitar. He performed in a classical piano competition that won him a trip to New York City, and he accompanied plays for the Omaha Playhouse, among other venues. He spent many hours listening to all types of music, especially jazz. In his youth he was also an accomplished swimmer and artist, especially woodworking. He loved outdoor sports and enjoyed canoeing, playing golf and riding his motorcycle.

After their retirement, Gary and Irene travelled all over the United States in their RV, making many friends playing bridge.

He will be missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Irene; son, David (Rosemary) of Minnesota; daughters: Lynn (David) of Maryland, Carol (Doug) of Missouri Valley, Angela (Mike) of Dodge; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara, in 1971.

Family will receive friends Friday, June 16, 2023, from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, June 17, 2023, 10am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church (14330 Eagle Run Drive).

Interment: Resurrection Cemetery.


1 Condolence

  • John Eicher Posted June 3, 2023 8:52 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, M’lady.
    May you and Doug find peace in each other and the rest of your family and friends. You’re much loved.

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