Paul J. Brodine
Paul J. Brodine, 87, of Kearney died Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec 22, 2012 10:00 A. M. at First United Methodist Church in Kearney. Rev. Carla Gunn and Pastor Alex Brodine will officiate. Visitation is planned an hour before the service from 9 AM to 10 AM at the church. Graveside services and burial will be at 3 PM at the Morning View Cemetery in Wallace, NE. Memorials are suggested to Heifer International or Samaritan’s Purse. A message of condolence, tribute or memory can be left at www.hlmkfuneral.com Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral Home in Kearney is in charge of arrangements.
Paul was born April 17, 1925 in Elm Creek, NE to Paul and Belva (McMichael) Brodine. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1942. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the United States Navy from 1944-1945.
On September 21, 1946 he married Lucile Allison in Lexington, NE. He and his wife moved to Kearney in 1955 and owned and operated Brodine Tractor until retiring in 1977.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Together Sunday School Class. He is also a past member of the Kearney Cosmopolitan Club and the Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving relatives include son Steve and wife Renee of Kearney, daughters Marcia and husband Gary Ranch of Ft. Collins, CO and Barbara and husband Ed Uden of Riverdale, NE. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, sister; LaVaughn Lauby of Lexington, besides nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 2004 as well as a brother Gordon and granddaughter Tishanna Uden.
Paul took great delight in his family and many friends. He maintained a lively correspondence with people from Sweden to India. He freely shared his cheerful and generous spirit and he found something to like in everyone he met. Paul was proud of his Swedish heritage; he traveled to his ancestral land twice and organized many Brodine reunions. His lifelong love of flying led Paul to obtain his pilot's license in 1965; he relished his flying adventures. He was a devoted husband to Lucile, especially during her difficult decline with Alzheimer's. As a father and grandfather he provided encouraging support, upbeat wisdom and rollicking fun. We will miss your smile, your bear hugs and your songs, Dad, but we know you are singing with the angels now.