David Alan Broman
12 October, 1952 – 4 June, 2021
It is with love and sadness that the family of Dave Broman announces his passing on June 4, 2021 at the age of 68. He was born in Anderson Indiana on October 12, 1952 to Ralph and Barbara Broman.
Dave worked in radio from age 16 starting in Bluffton, IN at WCRD. While attending Michigan Tech University and obtaining a degree in biology he worked at WGGL. Dave continued working at various stations before moving to Kokomo in 1986 and working at WWKI for 25 years. Dave then became Executive Director of Howard County Historical Society in 2011 and retired in 2020. He was involved in multiple agencies and community organizations. Dave was an avid reader, bird watcher and hiker. He enjoyed woodworking and loved to camp, most notably in the U.P.
Dave is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Joyce Cylkowski, sons, Corey (Amber) Broman and Joseph (Traci) Broman, grandchildren Adam (Alyssa) Walker, Mackenzie Broman, Aiden Broman, Karlie Broman and Elizabeth Broman, sister, Nancy (Paul) Leonesio, brothers, Robert (Karen) Broman, Nelson (Linda) Broman, Carl Broman (Ellen Herbener) and many nieces and nephews.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Chandler and granddaughter Khloe.
Visitation will be Thursday June 10, 2021 from 3:00pm-7:00pm at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street. Services will be private and at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Red Cross, Planned Parenthood, Nature Conservancy, and/or your favorite public radio station.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
David Alan Broman
15 June 2021
Dear Broman family,
I am deeply saddened to hear about Dave’s passing. I have so many fond memories of the Broman family during my teenage years. The most vivid memory of Dave was probably in his first couple years of college. He apparently had a botany class because one day he took an apple and dissected it for Bob and me. He named all the parts, their function, how the tree reproduced and grew. I was impressed! I remember thinking, “Wow, this guy is smart.” Thank you all for sharing your life with me and that includes Dave. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days.
9 June 2021
I met Dave through the historical society; he was always kind and welcoming and made me feel he was glad to see me again. I was so sorry to hear of his passing and offer my condolences to his family and loved ones.
7 June 2021
I just saw Dave a couple of weeks ago at the Park Band Directors' meeting, and couldn't believe that he is now gone. Dave was a salt-of-the-earth kind of man. He did much for our community and was naturally likeable. We will miss him! I will be out of town during the viewing/funeral times, but my prayers and sympathies are with the family.
7 June 2021
I am shocked to read this. I just talked to Dave two weeks ago when he was coming back from a camping trip. I first met Dave back in 1994 or 1995 when we served on the Howard County Farm Venture Tour Committee. We served together on that committee for several years. A couple of years went by before I saw him again at a Kokomo Parks Band Concert and got the nerve to go up and say hello. I would have thought with as many people as he knew, there was no way he would remember me from that time on the committee, but he sure did. Wherever and whenever he saw me, he would always take the time to stop, chat, and catch up with me. Besides the Park Band Concerts, we'd run into each other at the fair, Kokomah, WWKI, and of course the Historical Society. Dave was a dear, kind, sweet, caring man who was always willing to help out whenever he was needed or asked. He did so much good for the Kokomo and Howard County community. He was a treasure of a man, a true gentleman. The world just seems a little less bright without him in it. He will be missed. His family and close friends are in my thoughts and prayers right now.