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Lightstreet United Methodist Church
Saturday November 19th, 2022

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Kenneth Robert Broadt

Kenneth R. Broadt, age 84, 51 Fowlersville Road, Bloomsburg died at his home on Friday evening, November 11, 2022, after an illness.

Born in Bloomsburg on January 23, 1938, he was a son of the late Robert C. and Elizabeth A. (Ney) Broadt. He was a lifelong resident of the Bloomsburg area and a 1956 graduate of Bloomsburg High School.

Ken was last employed by Jack Metzer Ford in Danville where he worked as the parts manager for 16 years before retiring in 2003. Earlier he was employed in a similar capacity at the former Housenick Ford dealership in Bloomsburg.

He was a member of the Lightstreet United Methodist Church. He also belonged to the Lightstreet Community Fire Co. and Fireman’s Relief Association.

Ken served with the U. S. Army during the Vietnam era and later served in the U. S. Army Reserves. He was a member of the Valley of Bloomsburg Post 273, American Legion.

Always active in the community, Ken helped to organize the Espy Community Park and was a Scott Township supervisor. He also was active in the Lightstreet Little League serving as a coach for many years. He loved baseball and was an avid Dodgers fan.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Wanda Pogozelski and Eleanor Shaffer.

Surviving is his wife, the former Shirley K. Young, with whom he observed their 62nd wedding anniversary on March 18, 2022; two sons, Brian R. Broadt and his wife Sara, Bloomsburg and Bradley H. Broadt, living at home; two grandsons: Jason and Zachary Broadt.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 1 p. m. in the Lightstreet United Methodist Church, 1640 Main Street, Bloomsburg, with his pastor, Rev. Rebecca Cuddeback officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Geisinger Hospice, 74 Schoolhouse Road, Danville, Pa 17821.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg.


I am very sorry for your loss. It was an honor to know Ken and I am blessed to have many fond memories of him over the years.

Doug Smith Nov 19 2022 12:45 PM

To our dear Shirley and her family , we are thinking of you and holding you in the light. May your memories sustain you and love surround you. Our love, Paula, Richard, and Connor Henry

Paula Henry Nov 19 2022 7:55 AM

We are so sorry for loss . May the many memories you have help you through this difficult time . Love the Harris family.

Becky Harris Nov 14 2022 7:23 PM

Our hearts are breaking for Shirley, Brad, my daughter, Sara and Brian her husband, Zach and Jason. Ken was a wonder father. the best father-in-law my daughter could ask for, a devoted husband to Shirley, the best Grandpa to Zach and Jason and the best friend to all who knew him. We will remember the art of his story telling and how welcoming he and Shirley were to us whenever we would visit Bloomsburg. Our prayers and loving thoughts are with you all at this most difficult time.

Darrell and Ellen McKee Nov 14 2022 6:31 PM

I still can't believe you are gone. I miss you so much. You were my hero, my mentor, my role model. Rest in peace Dad. I love you

Brian Broadt Nov 14 2022 8:30 AM

Our condolences to you and your family during this time.

Gloria and Kathy Smith Nov 14 2022 7:04 AM

Ken ( Broadt Family ) We worked together a few years. Beyond work we always seem to cross paths in the car Buisnes. A Common phrase that always cracked us both up. Referencing people and things we would say He's a real Beauty or Thats A real beauty..I have a smile on my face typing this. You were a real good Person. You rest in peace now. Thanks for the Laughs we shared.

Daniel Webster Nov 13 2022 4:24 PM