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Philip Donald Broesch

August 23, 1944 January 16, 2020
Philip Donald Broesch
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Philip Donald Broesch, 75
Philip Donald Broesch passed away on January 16, 2020. He was born at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, Washington on August 23, 1944 to Donald and Frances (Brown) Broesch.
He graduated from David Douglas High School in Portland, Oregon in 1962. After graduation, Phil proceeded to enlist in the U.S. Navy where he proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. After an honorable discharge from the military, he attended Lewis-Clark Police Academy in Lewiston, ID in 1967, and was part of the first class to graduate from the academy.
Phil proudly served the citizens of Idaho for over 30 years as a law enforcement officer, retiring from the Idaho State Police in 1996, after 28 years of service. During his career, Phil was honored to receive certificates for the upstanding services he provided during the Teton Dam breach in 1976, and his heroic rescue of a Bonners Ferry family from a fire in 1979.
On January 7, 1967, Phil married his lifetime partner, Janet A. Srnsky in Lewiston, Idaho. During their 53 years of marriage they had four children Jerry (Kim), Tim, Charlotte (Larry), and Randy (Angella). Their children have further blessed the family with 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Phil is also survived by his three brothers Duane, James, and Vince.
Phil was known to have a jovial demeanor and enjoyed sharing stories of his adventures, especially hunting and fishing tales. As a natural storyteller, Phil was able to narrate a story that would be sure to put a smile on your face and leave a lasting impression. His stories and laughter will be forever cherished by the ones who love and miss him.
Memorial Services will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 625 E. Haycraft Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 11:00am, Saturday, January 25, 2020 with a reception to follow at the American Legion Hall 1138 E. Poleline Avenue in Post Falls, ID. Those who knew him are welcome to attend both events to celebrate his life.
Yates Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of final arrangements.

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Memorial Service




11:00 AM 1/25/2020 11:00:00 AM - 11:55 AM 1/25/2020 11:55:00 AM
St. Pius X. Catholic Church

625 E. Haycraft Avenue
Coeur d Alene, ID 83815

Reception to follow services at the American Legion Hall, 1138 E. Poleline Avenue , Post Falls, Idaho.

St. Pius X. Catholic Church
625 E. Haycraft Avenue Coeur d Alene 83815 ID
United States

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