The Clinton Herald
---- — Paul M. Brondyke
Nov. 11, 1928 - Nov. 9, 2013
MORRISON, Ill. — Paul M. Brondyke, 84, of Countryside Meadows, Avon, IN formerly of Morrison, IL, died Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Countryside Meadows, Avon, IN.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the Ebenezer Reformed Church, Morrison, IL, with the Rev. Gerald H. Norman, Pastor: Ebenezer Reformed Church, Morrison, IL, officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2013, at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison, IL.
Memorials may be made to Whiteside County Fair Board and Morrison Rockwood State Park.
He was born November 11, 1928 in Morrison, IL to John and Nellie (Klimstra) Brondyke.
Paul was educated in the rural Whiteside County Grade Schools. He attended Fulton High School and was a graduate of Morrison High School, Morrison, IL.
He married Maxine M. Tichler on July 25, 1951 in Morrison, IL; she died January 15, 2005.
Paul was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving during the Korean War.
Paul first engaged in farming in rural Morrison and later worked for Al’s Electric Service, Morrison, IL. He then purchased the business from Al and operated Brondyke Electric, Morrison, IL for over 30 years.
Paul was a member of the Ebenezer Reformed Church, Morrison, IL. He served as elder and deacon and was a choir member. He was member and past president of the Morrison Lions Club and served as member and past president of Union Grove School board. Paul was a longtime member of the Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus. Paul enjoyed golfing and watching girls high school softball and boys baseball games.
Survivors include two sons, Jon (Sheri) Brondyke, Rockford, IL, and Ed (Melinda) Brondyke, Brownsburg, IN; four grandchildren; one brother, Jay (Alberta) Brondyke, Fulton, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Maxine; one sister, Wilma Rick; and two brothers, Albert Brondyke, Rensie Brondyke.
Death date: Nov. 9, 2013