Funeral services for 53-year old James “Jim” Bromm are Sat, July 24, at 11:00 CT at Father Paul Hall in Mission, SD
Burial is at the RST Veterans Cemetery, White River, SD.
A one-night wake starts Friday, July 23, at noon CT, also at Father Paul Hall in Mission
James Dean Bromm was born on January 7, 1968 in Rosebud, SD to Arbana Davis and James Bromm, Sr. He was proud to have been raised by Cecil Scott. He passed away on July 20, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Jim attended school in the Todd County School District in Mission, SD. He was an honor student and an all-around athlete. He participated in cross country, track, and basketball.
One of his greatest accomplishments was being part of the 1984-1985 State “A” Cross Country Championship Team. In 1986 he won the State “A” 800-meter run in Spearfish, SD, with his time being one of the records he still holds today at Todd County. He also placed third in the three mile run at state that same year.
He was named All-American for track in 1986, an honor very few have been given at Todd County. He was chosen as Homecoming King his senior year. Another of Jim’s accomplishments was having not missed a day of school for 11 years plus days. His Falcon pride ran true and deep.
In his years of growing up in Antelope Community on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, he was well known for his chopper bike he rode all over. It was truly one of his biggest enjoyments. He took a standard frame and had it custom painted with three coats of black and pearl.
You could often pick him out of the pack of bicycles cruising around as he was the one doing the “wheelie” for great distances at a time. He often joked that riding that chopper all those years helped him become the fast and successful runner that he was.
After high school, Jim attended South Dakota State University (SDSU). He then enlisted in the service and became a United States Marine in March of 1988. He reported to Camp Pendleton in California to complete basics.
After 2.5 years, he was deployed to Okinawa, Japan, on to Saudi Arabia for six months, and then back to Okinawa. He served his country during Desert Storm and Desert Shield at that time. He returned to Camp Pendleton and received his honorable discharge in 1992. He took great pride in being a United States Marine.
Jim worked for the Indian Health Service (IHS) in Medical Records in Rosebud, SD for many years. His work history also included concrete work with construction. While he enjoyed working outside, he always seemed to end up working a desk job as he said it paid better.
He started at the Veteran’s Administration in Hot Springs, SD in the Housekeeping Department and worked the last 10 year in Outpatient/Primary Care. He was especially proud of the numerous awards and thanks from other veterans that he received over the years. It meant a lot to him.
Jim had a love for 60-70’s muscle cars and took great pride in owning a few throughout his lifetime.
He had several loves of his life, but never married and had no children of his own.
Jim is survived by his sisters, Kathy Blea, Valma (Blea) Herman, and Ida (Keith) Bromm-Larvie of Mission, SD, and Mary A. Scott of White River, SD; niece, Alyssa Garreaux of Hartford, SD; nephew, Pat Herman of Fargo, ND; and step-brothers, Darrell Scott of Mission, SD, Mike Scott and Frank Scott, both of Soldier Creek, SD.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Arbana Scott and James Bromm, Sr.; step-father, Cecil Scott; maternal grandparents, Arthur Davis, Sr. and Ida (Giroux) Roubideaux; paternal grandparents, George & Effie Bromm; sister, Marie (Blea) Geis; lifelong friend, Michele Storts; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, and extended family.
Pallbearers will be the 1984-1985 State Cross Country Team Members: Gerald Cournoyer, Sr., Bret LaCroix, Chet Herman, Scott Herman, Steve Her Many Horses, and Darin Lunderman; and good friends, Norman Woehl and Russell Kindle.
Honorary pallbearers will be All Friends & Relatives.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD