Laurence “Larry” W. Brockman
Laurence “Larry” W. Brockman, 85, passed away Saturday, January, 16th, 2016, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born April 27th, 1930, in Milwaukee, WI, the son of Laurence and Bertha (Sarzycki) Brockman. He graduated from St. Francis Minor Seminary High School in 1948.He was drafted into the USMC on September 26th, 1951. He served for two years as a Radar Equipment Foreman during the Korean War. He worked for the USDA as a meat inspector, retiring in 1986. He later worked for Advance Meat Company, in charge of food safety in Oklahoma. Larry was joined in marriage to Anita Mayer on September 4th, 1954, in Leroy,WI. She preceded him in death on April 5th, 1985. Together they raised five children while living in Milwaukee, WI, Bismarck, ND and Lawrence, KS. He was an outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, ice fishing, golf, gardening, feeding birds and squirrels and snowmobiling. Anita and Larry were avid bowlers, competing in a weekly bowling league. He had a love for cooking and shared his culinary skills by serving on the food committee at Brandon Woods, where he was along time resident, and a proud member of table 13, (the men’s table). He enjoyed and loved spending time with his ten grandchildren. He had a quick wit, and a great sense of humor. He enjoyed spending time at Clinton lake, soaking up the scenery, wildlife and taking leisurely boat rides. He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, American Legion, Dorsey-Liberty Post #14, and The Eagles Lodge. Survivors include three daughters, Susan Kling (Jerry), Ft. Worth, TX; Amy Brockman, (Jamie McCormick), Jeni Eggers(Stephen) both of Lawrence, KS. Two sons, Joe Brockman, Lawrence, KS; and Mark Brockman, Los Angeles, CA; ten grandchildren, Danielle Kling Pierce(Evan), Amber Kling, Cole Brockman, Hunter and ParkerBrockman, Jonathan, Anita, Catherine, Peter and Samuel Eggers, one sister, Patricia Stemwell, St. Francis, WI, one brother, Richard Brockman, Manitowoc, WI; and longtime friend Johnita “JJ” Jones. He was also preceded in death by brother James Brockman. The Family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 28th at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence, KS, where a rosary will be prayed from 5 to 5:30 p.m. The Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am, Friday, January, 29th, 2016, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to Sancta Maria School, Corpus Christi Catholic School, Brandon Woods Employee Assistance Fund, or to Wounded Warriors and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.