John Richard Brom

American FlagJohn Richard Brom, age 86, of La Grange Park. Korean War Air Force Veteran. Beloved husband of 62 years to Lois A. Brom, nee Kuehlhorn; treasured father of Linda (William) Lahey, Karen (Frederick) Bell and John A. (Susan) Brom; proud grandfather of Dr. Ryan (Michael Labellarte) Lahey, Shannon (Fiance Brian Bak) Lahey, USAF Capt. Zachary F. (Jessica) Bell, Sr., Patrick Lahey, Julie Bell and Claire Brom; loving great grandfather of Zachary F. Bell, Jr. and Rex Robert Bell; dear brother of the late Gerald (June) Brom; fond brother-in-law of Carol (Donald) Roff; special uncle of many nieces and nephews and dear friend to all. John, along with his brother and father, owned and operated the Metro Dental Laboratory in Berwyn for over 50 years. He was a member of the American Legion Coulter Post #1941, in La Grange, IL, Voiture 40 & 8 Club, President Emeritus of the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Louise de Marillac Church, Eucharistic Minister, Minister of Care, Resurrection Choir and St. Louise Senior Club. Visitation Sunday, December 18, 2016, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Monday, December 19, 2016, 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Monday 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park, Mass 10 A.M. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials appreciated to St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Louise de Marillac Church, 1144 Harrison Ave, La Grange Park, IL 60526 or St. Thomas Hospice, 119 E. Ogden Ave, Suite 111. Hinsdale, IL 60521. Information at 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Joan Sinsky condolence:

    I for one will miss his ever present jokes, smiles and friendship. He was one in a million and will truly be missed by all who knew him. Heaven is indeed happy to have him!

  2. Dee LaPorta condolence:

    My condolences to the entire Brom Family. I will always remember him with his infectious smile as the proud grandfather always present at his grandchildren’s athletic or school events. My love to the entire Lahey Family, know you are all in my prayers and thoughts.

  3. Ray and Bev Fisher condolence:

    The family is in our thoughts and prayers, heaven gained another angel.

  4. Kathleen (Quinn) Pominville condolence:

    Dear Lois and family,
    We were deeply saddened to hear about John–we will miss him very much. You are all in our thoughts and prayers…
    Kathleen, Mike, Ted & Marie

  5. Barbara (Arnold) Verstat condolence:

    Our condolences to you all. Always a smile and a joke! I can just hear him now joking with my Dad Mel and my Uncle George. The boys are all together now, heaven will never be the same! Miss them all….

  6. Sally Hamlin condolence:

    Dear Karen,
    Condolences to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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