Othmar “Ottie” H. Bromm, 91, St. Anthony

Ottie BrommOthmar “Ottie”  H. Bromm, 91, of St. Anthony, died Thursday (June 20) at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.

He was born on August 3, 1921, in St. Anthony, to John and Mary (Welp) Bromm. He married Irma Troxler on May 22, 1947, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in St. Anthony.

Ottie was an Army veteran of World War II, and received the Purple Heart from injuries while serving in the European Theater. He was past president and part owner of Hasenour Motor Company, where he worked for over 50 years. He was member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in St. Anthony,  American Legion Post 493, Jasper VFW Post 673, Disabled American Veterans, St. Anthony Holy Name Society, St. Anthony Community  Center, St. Vincent De Paul Society, a 50 year member of the Fraternal Order of Police, and the Purple Heart Organization. He was one of the founders of the Wounded Veterans of Dubois County, was a member of the group that established the water and street lights in St. Anthony, and was past president of both the St. Anthony water utilities and street light committee. He enjoyed mowing his grass, working, eating cookies, and playing cards.

Surviving are his wife, Irma Bromm; three sons, James Bromm, St. Anthony, David Bromm and his wife Dana, Jasper, and Randy Bromm, St. Anthony; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Larry J. Bromm; three brothers, Joseph, Theodore, and Albert Bromm; one sister, Lorena Rehkopf, and one granddaughter, Jennifer Bromm.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The St. Anthony American Legion Post 493 will conduct military gravesite rites. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, and one hour before services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

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