Merle E. Bronzynski


Funeral services for Merle E. Bronzynski, 80, of Norfolk, will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 1, 2023, at the Home for Funerals Chapel in Norfolk, 708 Georgia Avenue.  Reverend Tim DeFor will officiate. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior at the chapel.  

Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

Merle E. Bronzynski died Sunday, March 19, 2023 at Faith Regional Health Services. 

Merle was born October 9, 1942 at a Norfolk hospital to Arthur and Norena (Pohlman) Bronzynski. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winside. He graduated from Wayne Hahn High School in Wayne in 1960. He was in the North Star facility in Beatrice, Mosaic in Norfolk, and an ICF unit connected with Mosaic.

Merle enjoyed reading the Norfolk Daily News, painting, and coloring pictures. He was especially proud of his rendition of The Last Supper. He also liked doing puzzles. He had a special dog named Smokey. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and talking with his sister, sometimes every day, even if it was for a short time.

Merle attended First Christian when he was able, particularly enjoying Sunday School and the doughnuts they offered as treats.

Survivors include his sister Arlyss (Bronzynski) Temme of Wayne; his nephew, Michael (Brittany) Temme; great-nieces Alexis and Addilyn Temme, all of Pilger, and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Norena Bronzynski.