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Henry Eugene "Gene" Broemmelsiek, Jr.

Died: February 4, 2017

Gene died at home on February 4, 2017 after an extended illness at the age of 89. He was born in Terre Haute, IN; Baton Rouge was home. He is survived by Maxine, his wife of 62 years; daughters, MaryEllyn Hale (David) and Theresa Bradshaw (Mark); sons, Joseph, Thomas (Michele), Daniel, and John (Leslie Hill); sister, C…read more

Gene died at home on February 4, 2017 after an extended illness at the age of 89. He was born in Terre Haute, IN; Baton Rouge was home. He is survived by Maxine, his wife of 62 years; daughters, MaryEllyn Hale (David) and Theresa Bradshaw (Mark); sons, Joseph, Thomas (Michele), Daniel, and John (Leslie Hill); sister, Carol O’Loughlin (John); brother, Marc Broemmelsiek; grandchildren, Elizabeth Ferrari (Christopher), Matthew and Timothy Bradshaw, Rachel, Teresa, Emil, Elsa, Andrew, Madison and Elaine Broemmelsiek; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Eugene and Helen; and his brother, Raymond. Gene had many jobs working his way through college, graduating in 1947 from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in chemical engineering. He began his professional career at Cities Services Refining Corp. in Lake Charles. In 1951 Gene left to serve in the Korean War achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant as an instructor in the Army CBR School at Fort Bragg. He returned to his engineering career with Shell Oil Co. in Norco and later as plant manager of Doll Paper Co. in PA. He returned to Louisiana in 1965 as an engineer with Walk-Haydell & Associates in Baton Rouge and after two years he joined Ethyl Corp. Gene retired in 1992 from Ethyl as a senior engineer, mentoring others and receiving several patents. After retirement, he enjoyed travelling the world with his wife, Maxine, and researching the family genealogy. In his later years, the joys of his life were being with his children and grandchildren and helping the people of St. Paul’s Adult Learning Center. A memorial will be announced at a later date.

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