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Robert “Bob” Broxterman

May 27, 2018

Robert (Bob) L. Broxterman, 85 passed away peacefully on May 27, 2018 at the St Mary’s Manor.

He was born August 8, 1932 to Andrew and Lena Buessing Broxterman at the farm in Seneca, Kansas. He grew up in the rural Baileyville area going to Baileyville Grade School through the 8th grade and received his GED in 1987.

He served in the United State Army during the Korean Conflict.

He was married to Ann Elizabeth Koelzer on March 4, 1957.  She survives.

Bob’s passion was farming and he farmed and ranched in the Baileyville area for ten years before moving to the Rossville area in 1968, where he farmed/ranched and started work as a welder for Allis-Chalmers in Topeka.  He worked there for 19 years until its closing. Bob then worked for Rossville Truck & Tractor as a mechanic until his retirement.  He continued to farm until he was physically not able.

He was a devoted man of faith and was an active member of the parishes he lived in, helping build the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Baileyville and helping with the renovation to the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Rossville.  He was a charter member of the St. Stanislaus Knights of Columbus, serving as the chapters first as Grand Knight.  He was also a long-time sacristan with his wife, Eucharistic Minister and he served as a religious ed. teacher as well as on many committees. He had a great devotion to the Blessed Mother taking several overseas pilgrimages and leading the weekly rosary at mass until he was unable.

Bob’s love was his wife and his family.  Spending time with his kids, grandkids and extended family brought him extreme joy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Daniel Broxterman; two brothers, Leonard (Bud) Broxterman and Tom Broxterman; one sister, Sally Scott, one grandchild, Belinda Meier, and a daughter-in-law, Chanelle Broxterman..

Other survivors include ten children; Joyce Rakestraw-Meier (Augie) Topeka; Jeanette Bouzianis (Paul) Topeka; Janice Taylor (Bill) Silver Lake; Andrew Broxterman (Carina) Manhattan; Nancy Pletcher (Brand) Eskridge; James Broxterman (Monica) Topeka; Connie Fischer (Daniel) Silver Lake; David Broxterman Silver Lake; Bradley Broxterman (Missy) Delia; Christopher Broxterman (Amanda) Rossville.

He is also survived by nine siblings including five brothers; Charles Broxterman, Frankfort; Ralph Broxterman, Vermillion; Bill Broxterman, Vermillion; Richard Broxterman, Sabetha; and Pat Broxterman, Baileyville.  Four sisters; Elsie Becker, Topeka; Kay Mitchell, Frankfort; Sister Anna Marie Broxterman, Concordia; and Mary Holthaus, Centralia.

Thirty-one grandchildren; Jeremy Rakestraw, Silver Lake; Jessica Rakestraw, Topeka; Jared Rakestraw, Topeka; Augie Meier III, Topeka; Bridget Meier, Lawrence; Steven Bouzianis, Topeka; Gregory Bouzianis, St Croix, USVI; Nicholas Bouzianis, Manhattan; Michelle Taylor, Silver Lake; Lindsay McCrary, Berryton; Ben Broxterman, Manhattan; Jill Broxterman, Manhattan; Josie Broxterman, Manhattan; Tyler Pletcher, Eskridge; Jacob Pletcher, Eskridge; Sara Thielenhaus, Topeka; Josh Thielenhaus, Topeka; Karlee Fischer, Wapakoneta OH; Samantha Fischer, Manhattan; Alexis Broxterman, Silver Lake; Ashley Broxterman, Topeka; Emily Broxterman, Delia; Clara Broxterman, Delia; Michael Broxterman, Delia; Cheyenne Hughes, Belle Plaine; Shaunee Hulbert, Manhattan; Chayne Hulbert, Delia; Sheldon Hulbert, Delia; Caleb Broxterman, Rossville; Sydney Broxterman, Rossville, and Makayla Broxterman, Rossville.

Twenty great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, in-laws and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Rossville.  Interment will be in the Rossville Cemetery.  Mr. Broxterman will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 6:30 P.M. Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the church where there will be a rosary recited at 6:30.  Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Stanislaus Building Fund in Bob’s memory and sent to Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.  To leave online condolences please go to www.piperfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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13 thoughts on “Robert “Bob” Broxterman

  1. Condolences to all of the Broxterman family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Denise and Tom Denton

  2. Dear Janice and Family;
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. We will keep you in our thoughts and pray for strength and comfort during this very difficult time.

  3. Joyce, Jeanette and the entire Broxterman family, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

  4. Dear Joyce and the Broxterman family, we want to convey our sympathies on the loss of your father. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Dear Broxterman Family,
    Please accept our thoughts of love and condolence. May God keep you in the palm of his hands and give you peace.

  6. I am so sorry to hear this. Your Dad was such a great person. I miss you all. There are many stories we could share. I truly believe that your Dad is looking down at you all and is very proud.

  7. Oh Jeannette we all were just talking about your amazing Dad and our gathering for David Miller. God Bless you and all. Love you all…

  8. Dear Janice and the whole wonderful Broxterman family…. It is such sad news to hear of the loss of your Father. I hope you all find comfort in knowing you are loved and supported by so many. My thoughts are with you all in this emotionally challenging time.

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. I always had a lot of respect for him and he was a good family man. May your memories give you peace and comfort. God Bless.

  10. Brad & Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Dad. Will be keeping you in our thoughts & prayers.

  11. I am sorry in learning of ‘Bob’s’ passing. May he rest in peace. Please accept my condolences.

    Robert Hoferer, JR

  12. Dear Broxterman family,
    I’m very sorry for your loss and hope you’ll accept my condolence and deep regrets for I lost my entire family to this enemy death and would like to share where I found comfort and hope at that time. I found this in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 for there it tells us we’ll see our love ones again in the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here on earth and Isaiah25:8 tells us that this enemy death will be swallowed up forever. These scriptures and others help me cope with my loss and get through each day because now I know I’ll see my love ones again and so can you. I wanted to share this with you at this time when comfort and hope is needed hoping that this will help you also in some way for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time and please know that I do share your grief and hope you’ll feel free to let me know if I accomplished my purpose. I hope to hear from you.
    Sincerely, GM

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