Ronald "Bud" Brotman

Posted Online: Jan. 04, 2014, 6:12 pm
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Ronald D. "Bud" Brotman, 88, a resident of Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline, passed away
there on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.
Private graveside services will be held at Rock Island National Cemetery with military honors conducted by Colona American Legion Post 1233. Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron is responsible for arrangements.
Bud was born Dec. 25, 1925, in Rock Island, son of Isadore and Cora Brotman.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. Bud worked in sales throughout his life. He loved music and his family and friends. Bud was a Cubs fan and an Illini fan. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and watching Illini football and basketball.
He is survived by his three daughters, Pam (Don) Ropp, Colona, Beth (Stan) Pasley, East Moline, Rona Brotman, Milan; nephew, Jerry (Bonnie) Brotman, Bettendorf; special friend, Nancy Spurgetis, Rock Island; longtime companion, Gerd "G.G." Schneider, Freeport, Ill. The family wishes to thank the staff at Hope Creek Care Center and Genesis Hospice for their compassionate care.
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