Alyce Louise Brombacher

August 9, 1946 - May 20, 2007

Mrs. Alyce Louise Brombacher, age 60, of Allen, Texas passed away May 20, 2007. She was born August 9, 1946 in Elkader, Iowa to Louis and Una (Baars) Lemka. On April 29, 1966 she married William Robert Brombacher in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Alyce grew up in Iowa and worked for International Truck and Engine for over fifteen years. She volunteered for the Allen Eagle Escadrille for over twenty years and was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Bill Brombacher of Allen, Texas; daughter, Sandy Armand of Mesquite, Texas; daughter-in-law, Donna Brombacher of McKinney, Texas; granddaughters, Melissa and Kelsey Armand of Mesquite, Texas; brother, Ken Lemka of Elkader, Iowa; sister, Sandra Kramer and her husband, Gerry of Elkader, Iowa; brother-in-law, Martin Schwietert of Colesburg, Iowa; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family members and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, Louis and Una Lemka; her son, Scott Michael Brombacher; sister, Bonnie Schwietert; sister-in-law, Kay Lemka and her nephew, Keith Lemka. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 25, 2007 at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Tim Church officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 6:00 p.m., Thursday with a Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Advocacy Center, 2205 Los Rios Blvd., Plano, Texas 75074 or to the charity of your choice.

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Bill: I was so sorry to return from a trip and learn of Alyce's passing. I enjoyed getting to know you both through band boosters and continuing that friendship. I will miss Alyce's smiling face at the football games. My sincere condolences to you in this very sad time. Susie Bartlemay, May 26, 2007 Alyce was always so kind and helpful. Her faith, hope, and love showed in everything she did. Alyce showed us how to live in both good times and during stuggles. God's blessings to Alyce and her family. Jim Krzmarzick, May 25, 2007 Alyce was one of my favorite cousins. She will be missed. Our deepest sympathies to Bill, Sandy and family. Paula J. Johnson-Mulcahy, May 25, 2007 Mrs. Brombacher was always such a sweet and warm woman to be around. I remember her from when I was in drill team and I just thought she was the best. She will be missed. God Bless. Tiffany L Bump (Cully), May 25, 2007 Alyce was one of those people that you feel extremely blessed to have known. Her upbeat spirit, even during all she endured the past 2 years, was ever-present. When she updated everyone on her daily trials, she always added a positive note, expressing her appreciation for the love and support she received from others. Alyce will be missed by all who had the great fortune to know her. Ronda Fotis, May 25, 2007 Bill - We all at Datacard feel like we have lost a "family" member with Alyce's passing. Thank you for bringing Alyce with you to our get togethers; I am so fortunate to have known her for the past few years. Terry Olson, May 25, 2007 Mr. Brombacher, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I was sad to hear of your loss. I will always remember you and Mrs. Brombacher's dedication to the Escadrille. God bless, Jennifer (Eagle Band class of 1997) Jennifer Martinson, May 24, 2007 ...a woman with grace, warmth & charm...always a smile...that was Alyce! We will miss your pretty smile at the hair salon. May GOD be with all the family. Linda, Linda Marie & Chelsea @ Creative Hair Designs, May 24, 2007 may god watch over you and yours in this time of despair. larry, sue and sonya schwartz - color guard class of 1997 larry g schwartz, May 24, 2007 Mrs. Brombacher's uplifting spirit and kindness left a mark on my heart that dates back more than 20 years. She was - and may always be - the ultimate Escadrille Mom! There are far too few people in this world who can touch lives the way Mrs. Brombacher has - and even fewer can claim to share those qualities with each member of their family. My prayers are with you, Mr. Brombacher and Sandy and your entire family. May you find peace in knowing that you have two amazingly high-quality angels watching over you. God be with you. Taci (Wells) Kistler, May 24, 2007 I am truly sorry for your loss. We share in your loss as we have all been affected by the way she lived her life and blessed to have been a part of it. Alyce was a great friend and a very special person to so many. She had the best attitude and was always dressed with a smile. Alyce will truly be missed. God bless. Lenore Potts, May 24, 2007 Alyce was such a beautiful person, inside and out. This picture is worth a 1,000 words...she was always smiling! Alyce touched our lives and so very many others. She was so courageous during her illness, yet she always had a positive attitude...one amazing lady. There just aren't enough words to express our sorrow, but we hope you know our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you. God bless you all. Sincerely, Linda and Jim Williams, May 24, 2007 Bill and Sandy, I am so saddened by the loss of Alyce. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Alyce was such a happy person. She always gave so freely of herself to our youth at Allen High School. I have such fond memories of Bill and Alyce on Escadrille Trips to Austin. I know the world is a better place because of Alyce. Mary Beth Mikula, May 24, 2007 My great-aunt Alyce is the sister to my grandmother, Bonnie. She very often reminded me of my own grandmother - sweet, kind, gentle, extremely caring, and always with a smile on her face and with a hug to give. My cousins, aunts, uncles, grandfather Martin Schwietert and I all loved Aunt Alyce so much. What a beautiful lady she always was and she will be missed dearly by us all. My family takes comfort in knowing that she has joined her sister, her son, and other family members in Heaven and that we have another angel to look over us all. Bill and Sandy, from those of us in Iowa who could not be there in this week, please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers and that we send our love. Megan Frank, May 24, 2007 Many fond memories of Alyce during our girls' Tallenette days. Best wishes and condolences to the entire family. Jim & Judy Morrison Jim & Judy Morrison, May 24, 2007 Althought I have only known Ms. Alyce for a few years, she left an indelible mark on my life. We will miss her. Michael Ralston Michael Ralston, May 24, 2007 We are so sorry for your loss, Alyce was one of a kind and such a wonderful friend of the youth of Allen. With Deepest Sympathy, The Bettley's Steve & Carolyn Bettley, May 24, 2007 Alyce was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known, her kind heart and caring personality made her so very special. Even in her trying times, she never failed to give me her smile every time I passed by. I am very blessed to have known Alyce and look forward to a reunion someday; as this is not good-bye but just a farewell for now. Charles Robert Brown, May 24, 2007 What can anyone say about Alyce that has not already been said. She touched so many people in her life, and had such a profound impact on them that all you have to do is mention her name and everyone smiles. God has his hand full now, but rest assured he will never be without some fine southern cookin! We miss you Aunt Alyce. Tim Kramer, May 24, 2007 Alyce was an inspiring example of courage and strength in adversity. Nancy Bydlon, May 24, 2007 Bill and Sandy, your wife/mother was the classiest person I've had the pleasure of knowing. Since working together at our first Expo we developed a special bond that continued. We shared stories and laughed and cried together. I will truly miss her. Judy B Shanahan, May 24, 2007 I personally have never known someone who has gone through as much as she has and still kept up such a positive spirit. That will be something I will remember about her for the rest of my life. She was surrounded by love because she gave love. She will not be forgotten. Dawn Marie Staszak, May 24, 2007 Alyce and I worked together at one of the International Service Expos being that I was new to the company at that time she was so patient in showing me everything. She will be greatly missed. Sherida Hill, May 24, 2007 I met Alyce through Intl Meetings. Although I didn't know her well, her sweet, caring personality made her a friend immediately. I am very happy to have know such a strong, positive amazing woman. Sincere condolences to her supportive family. Patty LaManna, May 24, 2007 Maiden name "Lueders". I grew up with Sandy and Scott. We're so sorry about you loss, She will surely be missed. I remember her from all of the band trips, she was the coolest chaperone! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. Michelle Renee Nosel, May 24, 2007 Alyce was truly an awesome woman. She always went above and beyond for whatever was needed and always did it with poise, professionalism and grace. She will be missed. God Bless Alyce and her family. Nancy Bearlund, May 24, 2007 Bill and Sandy, we have fond memories of Alyce (and Scott)from the few years you and your family lived near us in Richardson and from your time, Bill, as a soccer coach for our son's team. We know your family and friends will miss Alyce a great deal. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. Gordon and Nancy Braden and family Gordon and Nancy Braden, May 23, 2007 My heart is so heavy with the loss of this great friend. I will miss her sweet smile, her positive attitude in the face of great hardships, and her encouragement to me during my own cancer treatment. The world is a sadder place today, but I know there is a party going on in Heaven and Scott is getting in some long-awaited hugs for his Mom. We're praying for you, Bill and Sandy--we know you must miss her so. Margaret M. Monnat, May 23, 2007 To the Brombacher family, my heart is truly saddened for your loss. Alyce was such a sweet and kind person and very much loved by the International family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May God's peace and grace sustain and keep you. Angelia Ezell International, Dallas PDC Angelia Ezell, May 23, 2007 Really sweet lady. Audrey Rankin, May 23, 2007 I will always remember Mrs. Brombacher's smiling face and encouraging words through all the years that Scott and I grew up together in Allen. She (along with Mr. Brombacher) was always the first to volunteer, was reliable, greatly appreciated and well loved! Recently, she outreached to my mother who had been diagnosed with cancer, also. I know her words and actions meant so much to Mother. Mrs. Brombacher had such a lovely spirit...she (and Scott) will always be remembered. Abby Adams Ray, May 23, 2007 Bill and Sandy, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I loved Alyce dearly. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I will see you at the wake Friday. Please know my thoughts are with you and you family. I am so, so sad. See you Friday. Teri Lueders, May 23, 2007 Always sweet. Always strong. Never too busy to lend and ear or a hand...and one GREAT cook! May God Bless your families in this trying time. We're all going to miss the love she freely showed to each and every person she met. David Anthony Shingledecker, May 23, 2007