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Albert William Brockman Sr., age 92 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Margaret Mary Health. The son of Chester and Freida (nee: Wessel) Brockman was born on November 2, 1925 in Batesville. He married his sweetheart, Nina Abbott on September 24, 1955 at Crossroads Church. She passed away in August 2016.

The proud US Army Veteran was in WWII and served with the 423 Infantry in the 106th Division. Captured during battle of the Bulge, he became a POW and held prisoner for 4 months. Albert worked for Union Furniture and then Hill-Rom where he retired after 35 years. At one time he owned his own taxi service and a restaurant as well. Albert is a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Batesville.

He is survived by his children Jane (the late Dale) Gindling of Batesville, Mary (Ken) Gibbs of Avon, In, Albert W. Jr. (Gina) Brockman of Batesville, Evelyn Hughes of Batesville and Chester Brockman of Batesville; along with 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Nina.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 11AM -1PM followed by 1PM funeral services all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville. Burial will follow in St. John UCC Cemetery (Huntersville) with military graveside services.

Memorials may be given to the Purple Heart Foundation c/o the funeral home. Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.
Published on December 22, 2017
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