Ursula Maria Bromme, 84, of Elkhart, Texas, passed away on Monday, the 24th day of June, 2019. She was the daughter of Wilhelm and Beatrix (Konvalinka) Broecker and was born September 24, 1934 in Castrop-Rauxel, Germany. While Ursula was her given name, she was known by her friends, family and the community as “Oma”.
Oma immigrated from Germany with her husband, Heinz, and daughter, Barbara, in 1971. They initially moved to California and to Texas in 1986. Oma owned a German delicatessen in California and worked as a chef, housekeeper, and nanny in East Texas.
Oma was an amazing chef. Whether she was making sauerbraten, sauerkraut or her famous potato salad, there was not a meal that disappointed. She loved traveling. Heinz and her traveled the U.S. and made frequent trips to Germany and Spain, but Santa Fe, NM was one of her favorite places. Her style was always on point, whether she was making a trip to the grocery store, a nice dinner, or watching Dancing with the Stars; she always looked classy and never forgot her pearls. Kaffeklatsch was a special event for her, where she gathered with friends for coffee, cakes and conversation. On Sundays, she attended First Baptist Church of Elkhart.
Oma is preceded in death by her husband, Heinz; parents, Wilhelm and Beatrix Broecker; brother, Manfred; sister, Erika and brother-in-law, Gerd.
She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Barbara Keeton; sister, Hildegard; grandchildren, Jeremy (Kimberly) and Maria (Joshua); great-grandchildren, Amaya, Keeton and Otis; nieces, Irene, Karie, Julia, Beatrix, and Ellie; nephews, Daniel and Hans-Gerd; and sister-in-laws, Gertrud and Erika.
A special thank you to the Solaris Hospice team, especially, Jayme, Leslie, Sherri and Don. You are so appreciated.
Memorial services for Mrs. Bromme will be held at eleven o’clock in the morning on the 27th day of July, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Elkhart with Bro. Jason Hoffman officiating.
In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in Mrs. Bromme’s memory can be directed towards First Baptist Church of Elkhart Memorial Fund, 424 W. Parker Street, Elkhart, Texas 75839.
Memorial services for Ursula Maria Bromme are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.
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