Long-time Sleepy Eye Mayor dies at age 90 13 Mar 18

Long-time Sleepy Eye Mayor, Jim Broich, died at Countryside Retirement Community Home Sunday at the age of 90. A visitation will take place Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye and continue from 7:30-10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. Broich was a city councilor from 1986 until 1992 and then became mayor from 1992 until 2016. He served on the Region Nine Commission from 1997 until 2016 holding a number of titles. He served on many local and regional committees and organization. He was also a volunteer firefighter for the Sleepy Eye Fire Department, an emergency medical technician with the Sleepy Eye Ambulance Service and was on the South Central EMS board.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Thursday at 10:30 a.m.