Dr. Raymond Broz
Dr. Raymond W. Broz, MD, 100, died Thursday, May 21, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society-Winthrop, Minnesota. He was born July 22, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois, son of the late Francis and Marie (Bilek) Broz. On June 9, 1945 he married Dorothy A. Osborn in Hillside, Illinois. She preceded him in death on June 9, 2008. Raymond attended Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and was in Family Practice in Franklin Park, Illinois and once retired he continued practicing medicine in Northern Wisconsin, on an occasional basis in Park Falls, Wisconsin with the Howard Young Medical Center, Minocqua. He loved delivering babies! He was very proud of his service in the US Army as a Captain and served in the Army of Occupation in Bavaria and Germany in the immediate months following World War II. He displayed his medals proudly. Upon retirement from his Medical Practice in Franklin Park, he resided in Lac du Flambeau and Minocqua area where he was active in the Lakeland Chorus of Barbershoppers. He remained faithful to the Catholic Faith and loved the Catholic Church his entire life. He moved to Minnesota when he needed more care in 2013. Survivors include Raymond Jr. (Rita), Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Roger (Judith) Marshalltown, Iowa, Gary (Donna) Broadview, Illinois, Barbara (Ronald) Dietl, Lafayette, Minnesota, Robert (Kristina) Franklin Park, Illinois, Richard, Markesan, Wisconsin, John (Marilou), Bloomington, Minnesota, and Susan (Rich)Pierce, Strasburg, Colorado, 24 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren and newborn great-great granddaughter Amaris. Also survived by brother-in laws and extended family members. Besides his parents and spouse, Dorothy, he was preceded in death by his brother, A.A. Broz, his sister, Rose Rauch, daughter-in-law Hedy Broz and great-grandchild Maximus Schoeder. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2020 at St. Francis deSales Church, Winthrop Minnesota. Father Bruno Santiago will preside. Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois at a later date. Mass will be live streamed on the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home Facebook Page. Raymond’s family would like to express their thanks for all the wonderful care he received at the Good Samaritan Society-Winthrop, Ridgeview on German in New Ulm and the Lodge of Winthrop. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to the Alzheimer’s Association &/or Catholic Relief Services.