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Rick Broz

veteranFeb 19th, 1948 - Nov 23rd, 2020

Remembrance Ceremony: 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Visitation: 2 until 4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home


   Richard “Rick” J. Broz, age 72, of Louisville, Illinois, passed away Monday morning, November 24, 2020, at Clay County Hospital.

   He was born February 19, 1948, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph and Winifred (Bethoski) Broz.  He was united in marriage to Billa F. Pennington on May 6, 1972, in Flora in a ceremony at home and together they have shared 48 wedding anniversaries.     

   Rick worked as a food supervisor at Lawrenceville prison.  He proudly served 3 years in the Army, serving during Vietnam.  Rick enjoyed riding motorcycles, visiting with friends at J.R.’s Automotive, and sharing his passion for working on old cars with his grandchildren.  Rick was a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan.  He and Billa enjoyed traveling, especially to Myrtle Beach and Rick always stayed involved with his family, especially his grandchildren.  He was a member of the Centralia VFW, Flora Masons, Louisville American Legion, and the Shriners and often volunteered for the road runners which provided medical transport for children.  Rick also served as President of the Clay County Vietnam Veterans group that placed the POW-MIA plaque at Flora Library Park.    

   He is survived by his wife: Billa Broz of Louisville; 2 sons: Richard (Bonnie) Broz of Texas and Joseph “Joey” (Brooke) Broz of Windsor; grandchildren: Marisa, Kyle, Anthony, and Joseph Broz; great-grandchildren: Aiden and Violet; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings: Warren “Bud” Broz and Patricia “Dolly” LaFrenie.

   A remembrance ceremony where family and friends will be invited to share memories will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Visitation will be 2 until 4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to St. Louis Shriners Hospital for Children or Shriners Road Runners and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence visit:        


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Paula Frutiger

November 25th

Billa so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love ya Dennis & Paula Frutiger

Don, Jane and Darren Delaney

November 24th

Billa, so very sorry to hear about Rick. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May your memories of good times past remain in your hearts forever. We are sending caring thoughts and comforting prayers to get your family through these trying times. .

Jeremy Kohn

November 25th

Rick was one of a kind. He will be missed. So sorry for your loss Billa and family

Gary Kittle

November 25th

Billa, I'm so sorry for your loss. Richard and I had some good times together.

Becky Bonville

November 25th

Oh Billa - my heart goes out to you - my prayers and sympathy are with you at this very difficult time

Don and Mary Smith

November 25th

We are so sorry to hear about Rick! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. He will be missed!

Justin and Carolyn Lake

November 25th

He will be sadly missed. We will be praying for the family. Love you.

Tammy and Rich Wyman

November 25th

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family, Billa.

John & Lisa Haycock

November 25th

Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers

Debbie King Casell

November 25th

Billa, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tom and Pat Greenwood

November 25th

We are so sorry for your loss.

Karen and Owen Smith

November 25th

We are so sorry for your loss. I just heard. Our prayers, thoughts, hugs, and love are with you and family.

Nellie Spitzner Leaf

November 25th

Bills, I am so sorry to hear that Rick passed away. You were both great people and I am sure he will be missed a great deal. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cheri Laughlin Wildbur

November 25th

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Marsha smith

November 25th

Billa i am sorry for your prayers are with you...

Rodger & Jenny Farmer

November 25th

Deepest sympathy to Billa and family. Many great precious memories!

Vicky and David Walker

November 25th

So sorry for your family’s loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Larry, Kim, Bradyn and Ty

November 26th

Curtis Pennington

November 28th

Sorry for your loss my condolences 🙏 for your family

Jean & Jim Billington

November 27th

Billa, we will be keeping you and family in our prayers. May God Walk with you each step of the way.

Angela Hinkle

November 27th

Billa, I am so sorry to hear about Rick, praying for you and family. He was a great guy and will be missed.


November 26th

Billa so very sorry for ur loss.. God bless

Marion Wallace

November 28th

Billa, I'm so sorry four loss. Prayers for you and your family. I love and miss you dear friend.

Dan Myers

November 29th

Broz Family, I am sorry to hear about Rick's passing. You have all remained very special to me for many years and I still have fond memories of playing out at the house on Route 45 with the Tweety Bird barn. I hope you are all doing well and I so wish I could have been there for the visitation. Unfortunately due to Maria having COVID I'm still in quarantine at the house here in Indy. Praying for you guys and miss you all. Dan Myers & Family

November 29th

With Our Deepest Sympathy to his wife and family. Brad & Teri Baker



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