Irmgard Broz, 84, of Bucyrus died early Monday, July 19, 2021 at her home after years of failing heath.
She was born into a large family on September 7, 1936 in Karlsruhe, Germany to the late Peter and Klara (Walch) Wiemann. After completing school, she fell in love with an American soldier from Bucyrus named Jack Broz who was stationed near her home. They were married and she returned with him and started their family. Irma worked for Miracle Mart and Murphy Mart before owning the Tan & Trim Salon where she operated the tanning beds.
While many will remember Irma for her stubbornness, nosiness, and the need to be in charge. She also went out of her way to do for others, whether by cooking a nice meal, crocheting, or sewing. Her beef and noodles and German potato salad were delicious. Irma’s orneriness also brought about a lot of laughs and the neighborhood cats were well-fed thanks to her love of animals. She had an excellent “green thumb” and could nurse even the sickest of plants back to health. Her African Violets were beautiful, and she always had an abundance of vegetables. Irma loved her grandchildren and was proud to see them grow into good and honest young men.
Irma is survived by daughters, Jenny (Brian) Patrick of Bucyrus and Vicki Eaton (Tony Stewart) of Galion; grandsons, Brandon and Aaron Stewart; three great grandchildren; and sister, Ursula Brackett of South Dakota.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Jack in 2000; grandson, Jordan Stewart; great grandchildren, Conner and Elizabeth; as well as ten siblings and her close friends, Don and Pat Sherman.
Irma will be laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery and her family will hold a private gathering with close friends to celebrate her life.
Those wishing to remember Irma with a donation are asked to make them payable to the Humane Society Serving Crawford County and give at Wise Funeral Service, 129 W. Warren St., Bucyrus, Ohio 44820.
Memories and photos can be shared on Irma’s Tribute Wall.