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Heinz Kurt Herbert Bromme, 86, of Elkhart, Tx passed away October 14, 2016. He was the son of Erich and Mariechen (Stephan) Bromme and was born October 8, 1930 in Nordenham, Germany. While Heinz was his given name, he was known by his family and friends as "Opa".
Opa emigrated from Germany with his wife, Ursula, and daughter, Barbara, in 1971. They initially moved to California and to Texas in 1986. Opa worked as a butcher in California and retired from the prison system in East Texas.
Music came naturally to Opa. He was part of the choir, played the piano, accordion, and harmonica to name a few. He was athletic and excelled in soccer and bowling. He loved to garden, solve crossword puzzles and never missed an episode of Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy.
Opa will be greatly missed by his wife of 64 years, Ursula; daughter, Barbara (Andy) Keeton; sister, Erika May; grandchildren, Jeremy (Kimberly) and Maria (Joshua); great-grandchildren, Amaya and Keeton; nieces, Irene, Karie, Ulrike and Ellie; nephews, Hans Gerd and Daniel; sister-in-law, Gertrud. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister (Christa), brother (Gerd), and brother-in-law (Frank).
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
A special thank you to Hospice Solaris Employees.
Services are under the direction of Rhone Funeral Home. To view on line, leave condolences, or sign the guest book, go to www.rhonefuneralhome.com.
Published on October 17, 2016
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