Melvin E. Broom, age 81 passed away peacefully Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Bentley Manor of Clio, Michigan surrounded by his loving family. Melvin was born on June 15, 1935 to the late George and Audrey (Snyder) Broom and resided in Bay City most of his life. Military Service was an integral part of his family’s heritage. Upon graduation from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and he proudly and honorably served his country during the Vietnam War Era, making him an expert rifleman, sharpshooter, and heavy equipment truck driver. Throughout his military career, he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Driver’s Badge, and two Overseas Bars. Melvin always remained proud of and faithful to his country.
Melvin’s life was also one of service to his family, his employer, and humanity. He retired from Michigan Airgas in 1994 after 25 years of dedicated service. His self-determination, easy going, loving and mischievous personality is part of what made him so endearing to others. It is said of him that “all who met him loved him and no one was ever a stranger to him”. Melvin was kind hearted, and always willing to help someone who needed it. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and tinkering with all things. He was considered to be a “Jack of all Trades”. He cherished all of his family and spending time with them was most important.
He married the former Susan Stachowski and she predeceased him in 1980. He then married the late Florence “Dolly” Seigreen and she predeceased him in 1987. Later in life he married the former Diane Crowl and she predeceased him in 2015. He is survived by his children: Lorena Mae (Rocky)Hall, Mitchell (Casey) Broom, Joann (Phillip) Wazdrag, Geraldine (Al) Biermaker, Patrick (Ginger) Grauherr, Margie (Ron) Ward, Sandy (Bill) Klemm, Charles (Debbie) Clevenger, Tom (Linda) Clevenger, Bill (Roberta) Kobe, Stephanie (Bill Smith); several grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; his brother: Harold Broom; his sisters: Liz, Barb, Beatrice, and Betty. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his grandchildren: Wesley, Rocky Jr., and Dustin; his brothers: George, Fred, James, Walter, and Raymond; and his sister: Margaret.
A Funeral Service for Melvin will be celebrated on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Squires Funeral Home. Linda Studniarz will preside with Military Rites under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council. Interment will be the following week in Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. Visiting hours with the family will be Friday, December 9, 2016 from 2:00 until 8:00 and again on Saturday from 11:00 until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be designated to the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center of Saginaw, Michigan or the American Cancer Society.
“Friends and family, I am so sorry for your loss. When dealing with hard times like these, I often find comfort in the scriptures. Revelation 21:4 talks about a time where God will wipe away all tears for good. What a great hope for the future. I hope, you too, can find the same comfort that i have from this scripture. ”
“broom family I am so sorry for your loss, ”
— tonya timm
“Rest in peace. Wish I could have known you,I'm sure you were a great man.”
— Myron J Broom
“Our hearts go out to you and your family, we are so sorry for your loss. During difficult times I have found comfort from the scriptures. It is my hope that the words at John 5:28&29 can bring you peace and comfort until the time when we will be reunited with our friends and family again.”
— Brie'ann m
“I'm so sorry for your loss. In these difficult times the Bible can be a source of comfort. A couple scriptures that you might find comforting are John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:3,4. These scriptures give us the hope of seeing our loved ones again. I hope that these verses provide some form of comfort in this difficult time. ”
— Taylor Aaron