Milton R. Broeders, age 83, of Rock, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020 at his home.
Milton was born September 11, 1936 in Foster City, MI, the son of Gerard and Gertrude (Taucher) Broeders.
He moved to Gladstone in his teenage years when his Father bought the Spot Tavern. In the 1950’s Milton served as a Merchant Marine and sailed the Great Lakes. He worked many years in construction for various companies. He was an underwater diver for a few of those construction companies.
Milton was united in marriage to Virginia Williams-Bale on October 23, 1986 in Marquette.
Milton enjoyed hunting, wood working, fishing, and being with his friends. A highlight in Milton’s life was the fishing and hunting trips to Canada and Alaska that he took with his friends. He especially liked listening to country music. Virginia and Milton enjoyed going to car shows all over Michigan together with friends. At one time he had 4 antique cars.
In addition to his loving wife of 39 years, Virginia Broeders, Milton is survived by:
2 Children: Erika (Elizabeth) Ramirez of Desert Hot Springs, CA
John Broeders of Gladstone, MI
2 Step Children: Robert M. Bale of Ovid, MI
Susan M. Bale of Chesaning, MI
4 Brothers: Ernest Broeders of Ford River, MI
Ted (Nancy) Broeders of Escanaba, MI
Donald Broeders of Perkins, MI
John (Dawn) Broeders of Sun City, AZ
5 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, 3 Step Grandchildren, and 1 Step Great Grandchild.
Milton is also survived by numerous Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.
In addition to his Parents, Milton is preceded in death by:
1 Son: Milton Broeders
4 Brothers: Gerard, Leo, Nick, amd Leroy.
2 Sisters: Pearl and Alida.
And 2 Half Sisters: Johanna Lucas and Marguerite Anderson.
Family will receive friends Wednesday, February 5, 2020, from Noon until 2:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow visitation at 2:00 PM with Rev. Fr. Joseph V. Augustine officiating. A luncheon will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Perkins. Milton will be laid to rest in Perkins Cemetery. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Broeders family.