Obit: Brocker, Howard (1918 - 1991)


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Iron Mountain--Howard A. Brocker, 73, of W-8764 Peterson Drive, Merriamn, died Saturday, June 22, 1991 at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Brocker was born April 7, 1918, at Owen, Wis., son of the late Gus and Mildred Brocker, and graduated from Abbotsford, Wis., High School in 1936.

Mr. Brocker married the former Elaine Johnson on May 10, 1941, at Our Saviour Lutheran Church of Iron Mountain. The couple recently observed their 50th wedding anniversary.

Mr. Brocker served as an electrician's mate in the U. S. Navy during World War II.

He was a professional drummer for several years with the Wally Ewig Orchestra and later with Fritz Spera and Kenny Rubbo. The groups played at many local supper clubs and functions.

Mr. Brocker retired Jan. 1, 1980, from the Wisconsin Electric Power Co. as Iron Mountain District assistant superintendent of operations after nearly 40 years of service with the company.

Mr. Brocker was a very active member of the Iron Mountain Lions Club for many years and performed for many years in the club's Lions Roar performances. He also was active in many local parades as a clown.

Mr. Brocker was a very active member of the Unity Ckommercial Travelers (UCT), WEPECO'S Employees Mutual Benefit Association (EMBA) and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Uren-Cooper American Legion Post No. 50.

He is a past member of the Iron Mountain Lions Club and Local 249, American Federation of Musicians.

He leaves his wife, Elaine; a daughter, Debra Leanna of Merriaman; three brothers, Walter of Chippewa Falls, WI, Clifford of Palm Desert, CA, and Norman of Phoenix, AZ, a sister, Mabel Sweek of Milwaukee, and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a siter, Bernice Brocker, in 1980.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.



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