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Monday, June 16th, 2014
Complete Obituary
Vernon Brodbeck
  Vernon Larry Brodbeck, 71, Celina, died at 2:24 p.m. June 14, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born Feb. 2, 1943, in Celina, to Vernon Gerald and Helen Harms Brodbeck. On Feb. 5, 1966, he married Nicholl "Nickie" Holaday, who survives.
Also surviving are two children, Vernon (Carrie) Brodbeck, Chickasaw, and Michelle (Gary) Sharp, Neptune; three siblings, Bing (Kathy) Schmidt, Celina, Michelyn (Danny) Phillips, Livingston, Tenn., and Max Brodbeck, Montezuma; and six grandchildren, Chessey Brodbeck, Vernon Cody Brodbeck, Colton Brodbeck, Cennedy Brodbeck, Alissa Sharp and Devin Sharp.
One brother, Hugh Brodbeck, is deceased.
He was an engineer with General Telephone Company, Celina, retiring after 28 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era and was a member of Mendon United Methodist Church, Celina VFW Post 5713, Celina American Legion Post 210, Celina Eagles and the Mercer County Sportsman Club. He enjoyed golfing and being with his good friends.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, has charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be left at ketchamripley.com.
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