Carroll Broadie, 94, passed away on September 29, 2016.
He was born October 2, 1921 to Earl and Della Broadie. Following high school, Carroll worked for Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., and was employed here until his retirement in 1985. However, just shy of 21 years old, he entered the Army. Carroll was honorably discharged from the service in 1946 as a 1st Lieutenant.
Carroll married Lilly Mogensen on June 11, 1949, and they were blessed with two children. The family has resided in Johnston for over 60 years.
He had many active hobbies in his life which included raising and showing Boxer dogs. During this time, Carroll helped form the Des Moines Dog Obedience Training Club- which remains active. The family also raised and showed Appaloosa horses and Belgian Draft horses. These horses were featured in many shows, parades, and also at Living History Farms. He also was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan.
Following retirement, Carroll took an active role in volunteering in his community. He volunteered with numerous projects for Johnston Community Education, at Iowa Public Television, served on the church council and various committees at St. James Lutheran Church, and helped with Living History Farms Grain Harvest Festivals. Most notably, he helped to form the Johnston Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, during his 10 years as Fire Chief. He also took part in many committees and council meetings such as: member of the Johnston Senior Citizens Advisory Board, Polk County Elderly Services Council, Older Iowans Legislature representative, treasurer and member of the Iowa Aging Coalition, Community Education Resource Council member, election precinct chairperson for Johnston, member of the Fruitland Brennan Improvement League for over 50 years, and member of the Johnston Historical Society.
Carroll was presented the “PARTNERS IN AGING” award by Governor Branstad in 1993, and he was Johnston Citizen of the Year in 1997.
Carroll is survived by his daughters, Judy (James) Briles and Cheryl Broadie; grandchildren: Lisa (Ricc) Terranova, Brian (Erin Rollins) Moss, Christopher (Jennifer) Briles; great-grandchildren: Jonah Tweedy, Eliza Terranova, Stanzy Snyder, Jackie Moss, Vivian Moss, Jackson Briles, and Logan Briles.
Preceding him in death is his wife Lilly, parents, brother and sister.
Funeral services will at 11:00am on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at St. James Lutheran Church in Johnston. Visitation will be held from 5-7pm, October 4, 2016 at Merle Hay Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to St. James Lutheran Church and Johnston Firefighter’s Association.